Lead Pastor

IMG_1964Pastor Tim Loomis was born in Midland, Michigan. He was raised in a strong Christian home and at the age of 13 gave his heart to Jesus. After high school Tim went to trade school and then felt led to go to Bible School. Coming from a musical family, Tim felt music to be the area he should pursue and graduated from Union Bible College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree. During his years there Tim met and married the love of his life, his wonderful wife of 31 years, Beverly. Tim and Beverly have been blessed with 3 wonderful children, Blake, Drew and Brianna. Blake will soon be moving to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a Master’s Degree. Drew and his lovely wife Kayla have both finished college and live in Colorado Springs. Brianna will graduate in 2017 from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Tim and Beverly have always been involved in church, most of the time on a volunteer basis. Tim worked for 25 years at Garr Tool Company in Alma, Michigan. During that time built the family a home and had a small construction business on the side. But about 8 years ago, God began to speak to Tim and whisper that he wanted him to be a pastor. Finally in 2011, Tim was able to go back to college and in 2013 graduated from Grace College and Theological Seminary with a Masters of Ministry Studies degree. God has led Tim and Beverly to Mt. Gilead and they are excited to see what God has in store!

Tim’s favorite things are spending time with Beverly, watching football, hunting, fishing and working with wood. He loves to study God’s Word and loves contemporary Christian music. He loves to laugh and humor in general.

One blight upon Tim is that he is a University of Michigan Fan. But Mt Gilead can only hope that time will heal him! (He says, “Probably not!”)


Associate Pastor

Pastor Matt Johnson has been on staff at Mt. Gilead since October, 2009 as Associate Pastor with emphasis on children and youth. Matt oversees our children and youth programs with a team of volunteers, and assists Pastor Jerry in the adult pastoral ministry wherever needed.

He grew up in Albion IL and has always been involved in church. He was baptized in August of 1986 and served in his home church’s children’s program until he left for college in 1992.

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 in 1995), they have 3 children, Hannah, Brianna, and Malachi. Matt served in full-time youth ministry in Albion IL and Centralia IL before moving to Olney in January of 2006, where he was full-time youth minister at Christian Church of Olney until August 2009. His wife Darla is a school nurse for a local school district.

Matt loves just about anything to do with sports, especially the Kentucky Wildcats and the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt is involved in the school district and coaches Jr. Pro basketball and summer baseball in Olney. Besides sports, Matt loves reading (no really, he does!), traveling and hanging out with his wife and kids.

Here are Matt’s favorite…

Movies – Napoleon Dynamite, Top Gun, Rocky (just about all of them), Indiana Jones, Men In Black, Coach Carter, Remember the Titans, Field of Dreams, The Natural

Music – TobyMac, KJ-52, David Crowder, Sanctus Real, Kutless, Chris Tomlin, Journey, Bon Jovi, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, and more…

TV Shows – Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, Baseball Tonight, O’Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper, and this certain Discovery Health show his wife has him hooked on!

Authors – God (He wrote the Bible), Erwin McManus, Andy Stanley, John Maxwell, John McArthur, Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, John Ortberg

Verse – “Neither height, nor depth, neither angels nor demons, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Matt regularly updates his blog here.





Misty Scherer joined the Mt. Gilead staff in December of 2010. She attended Maranatha Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin. She is gifted in administration and enjoys being with people and helping them in their ministries.

Misty is active as a Deacon of the church, a Sunday School teacher, and also teaches preschool children on Wednesday nights at God Squad. She also serves on the Wee Worship and Nursery teams.

Misty has been married to Scott for over ten years and is a great mom to her two children: Jonah and Sydney.

Misty’s favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10:

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Misty loves to read and enjoys a variety of genres.






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