Our Vision

To PREACH the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost of our world
To HELP believers reach maturity in Christ
To EQUIP, train, and release members to minister
To BUILD unity within our church body through prayer and fellowship
To REACH out to our community with the compassion of Christ    

Worship Leadership TeamWorship Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.  Our worship must set the atmosphere and pave the way for the congregation to receive the Word and ultimately to be set free!     

Pastor Chris BlackPastor – Chris Black

Pastor Black is a life long resident of Lafayette.  He has served in many capacities in church and also as Indiana’s District Youth Director.  Chris felt God tug at his heart at the age of 18 years old and the call into the ministry at the age of 22 years old.  He knows the freedom from addictions and it is evident in his preaching.  He has a passion for lives to be changed by the Power of God.  Chris along with his wife, Stefanie, have been Pastors since July of 2013.  They have been married for over 25 years and have three children, Josh, Jordan & Rachel.  It is their desire to minister to everyone, no matter their age. God calls us individually and at different ages of life.  

Youth Pastors – Cody & Sam Maxwell

Cody and Samantha Maxwell, natives of Camden, Indiana respectfully, are our Youth Pastors. Together since 2012, Cody and Samantha first met, and grew-up together, in Delphi, Indiana. Cody, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, received from Indiana University of Kokomo; and Samantha, currently working on her Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science at Indiana University of Kokomo, as well. Sam and Cody feel The Lord’s calling on their lives to lead the students of Lafayette Pentecostal Church of God towards a relationship with Christ through preaching of The Word, discipleship, and giving an unconditional love as Christ loves us.


Jr Church Leader Linda LasterJunior Church Leader – Linda Laster

Linda has over 40 years experience in Junior Church Ministry.  She has been a life long resident.  She has a burden and a love to work with children.  Linda is always praying for the children and requesting prayer for them as they go to school.  Linda is a retiree from Purdue University.  Even though she has retired, working with juniors helps keep “Grandma Linda” (as the kids call her) YOUNG at HEART!      

Sports Director Terry VanHoosierSports Director – Terry VanHoosier

Terry grew up in the Pentecostal Church of God and has been involved in sports most of his life.  He has coached adult softball and children’s baseball for many years.  He has a heart for others and a heart for sports.  Sports Ministry provides excellent opportunities to edify the body through fellowship and to evangelize the community through outreach programs.