Dwane & Denise Menke - Lead Pastors
My name is Dwane, and my wife Denise and I founded and serve as the Lead Pastors of Generation Church. I am a husband, father of two and PupPup (Grandpa) to two as well -- who likes to teach the Word of God in a conversational and often humorous way that seems to connect with the listener. I have my Bachelors Degree from Life Christian University as well as having received my three years of post secondary ministry training at RHEMA Bible Training College, Tulsa, OK -- including a third year emphasis in worship ministry. I feel very honored to carry my ordination credentials with an organization that is making a world wide impact, namely -- RHEMA Ministerial Association International.
I purpose to spend considerable time in preparing the weekly messages in such a way, that people at any stage in their life, can get it, apply it and receive the benefits from it. I LOVE the interactive: illustrations, props, lighting, you name it - to help make it stick. I believe this generation is a sight and sound generation, and because I need visuals, I tend to think others do as well. I don't know, but maybe I'm still a kid at heart!
Prior to being called into the pastorate, my professional background includes working in executive level management in the cellular and technology industries. In 1996, I left the business world to follow this unrelenting call to full time ministry. In those years following, I have had the privilege to serve as a full time Student Ministries Pastor, an Executive Pastor and now -- serving as Lead Pastor.
I look forward to meeting you in person! So, if you're reading this and thinking - yeah, someday -- maybe try Sunday! It'll be worth it. I promise.
And .. I'm Denise!
I must say, I get super charged, loving people to LIFE! Former Student Ministries’ Pastor, Women’s Pastor, full time traveling itinerant minister and church planter, I now serve primarily as Founding / Lead Pastor alongside my husband of over 36 years, Dwane Menke. I'm also intentional to keep my roles as wife, mom & mimi first place, as my family means EVERYTHING to me.
I graduated from Rhema Bible Training College, as well as hold my Masters in Theology from Life Christian University. I currently function as the Teaching / Administrative Pastor @ Generation Church, and also on the Bible College teaching staffs as an approved instructor for Life Christian University, as well as formerly teaching @ two Bible Training Centers as well.
A passionate, humorous and creative communicator of the Gospel, Denise counts it pure honor to be Jesus with skin on ... to a world that’s seeking. More than anything .. she just loves people BIG, and longs to bring out the FULLNESS of the call of God on their lives!
I join with my sweet husband in saying .. we look forward to meeting you in person .. grabbing lunch or dinner, building relationship and living life together - pursuing the One who loves us most!
With our hearts, we are honored to serve you,
Dwane & Denise