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Dwane & Denise Menke - Lead Pastors

Hi! 

 

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 nearly 35 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 of RHEMA Europe, an approved instructor for Life Christian University, as well as the primary instructor @ GO Ministries’ Int’l / Champion Ranch in Shreveport, LA, working monthly with young ministers in training.  And, I thoroughly DIG it!  LOL

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