Tim Loomis

Lead pastor

Tim and Beverly Loomis came to Mt. Gilead Church from Michigan.  After being involved in different aspects of church work for most of his life, Tim began to feel that God was leading him to become a pastor.  So, in the fall of 2011 he entered the Master's Program at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana.  After finishing in 2013 and less than a year later, he began the interview process to come to Mt. Gilead Church.  How he and Beverly ended up coming to Mt. Gilead is quite an amazing story but God was in it every step of the way.  Tim and Beverly feel so at home here and have been amazed at God's provision and blessing.

As pastor, Tim's heart is to reach the lost and grow Christians into stronger disciples of Jesus.  He presents messages that are relevant and also delivered in a manner that anyone can relate to and understand.  He loves humor and likes to incorporate it into his messages.

Tim and Beverly have three children. (Blake, Drew, & Brianna) They have now all graduated from college and are on their own. Drew and his wife Kayla have little Josias and are expecting another child in August of 2020. Blake and his wife Autumn have two little girls, Avonlea and Journey. Brianna is still living the single live and focused on her career. 

Tim loves spending time with Beverly, football (especially that University of Michigan team!), woodworking, fishing, hunting, and Pickle Ball.  

Matt Johnson

associate pastor/youth ministries

Pastor Matt has been on staff at Mt. Gilead Church since October 2009 as the Associate Pastor with an emphasis on Youth Ministries.  Matt oversees and leads our children and youth programs with a team of volunteers, and assists Pastor Tim in the adult pastoral ministries wherever needed.

Matt has been involved in youth ministry since 1993, when he held weekend and part-time youth ministries in Vandalia, MO, Belleville, IL, and in inner-city St. Louis while attending St. Louis Christian College.

It was at St. Louis Christian College where he met his wife, Darla (married since 1995).  They have three children; Hannah, Brianna, and Malachi.

In may of 2019 Matt graduated from Ohio Christian University with his Masters in Pastoral Counseling. 

He  also offers a ministry of life coaching called "The Shelter" in which he gives teens and children guidance and tools to help them deal with difficult situations in their life. 

Matt loves just about anything to do with sports, especially the Kentucky Wildcats and St. Louis Cardinals.  Matt is involved volunteering in the local school district as well as working with local youth sports programs such as Jr. Pro basketball and summer baseball.  Besides sports, Matt loves reading, traveling, and hanging out with his wife and kids.

Warren Weitkamp

Worship Leader

Warren came to Mt. Gilead in September of 2016 to become the Worship Leader.  Warren was born in Huntingburg, Indiana.  He gave his life to Christ in 1992.  After completion of high school, he attended Indiana State University where he studied Music Education with an emphasis in Band and Choir, and also met his wife Lori while at ISU.  He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelors of Music Education degree.  Following college, he began his teaching career that same year and eventually landed in Olney, IL where he continues to be the choral director for the Richland County School District and his wife Lori also teaches music education at the elementary school.  Warren and Lori have two daughters, Emma & Eliza.  He is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and has performed in award winning quartets and chorus.  He directs musicals at both the local junior high and high schools as well as directing some local productions for the Olney Arts Council.  He is passionate about serving God, being a father, teacher, and worshp leader.  In addition to performing music, Warren enjoys learning more about live sound and recording technology.  He is also a very avid cyclist and hopes to someday ride across the United States.

Misty Scherer

office administrator

Misty has worked as the Mt. Gilead Office Administrator since 2010.  She attended Maranatha Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin.  She is gifted in administration and enjoys being with others and helping them in their ministries.  Among her many responsibilities, she also serves on the Deacon Board, fills in where needed on Sunday mornings and helps to keep things running smoothly with volunteers.   Misty is married to Scott, and they have two children, Jonah & Sydney who are both in High School.  In her spare time, Misty is an avid reader of many genres.