The mission of Compass Evangelical Free Church is to surrender to God, connect with one another, and proclaim the truth of Christ.Learn More
Worship is the reverent love and allegiance we as Christians accord Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior; it is the praise of God and the edification of His people. Here at Compass Church, we express this love and allegiance in a variety of ways, including prayer, being still before our God, instrumental music, voices raised in joyful celebration and honor, corporate scripture reading, and expository teaching from the pulpit.Times and Location
Have you ever wanted to be in the place where everyone knows your name, family background, spiritual history, and present family? Well, small groups are for you; they are the places where we focus on sharing our lives with one another. We have several formats and times...Join A Small Group
We are building a team of disciples to go and serve in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in January, 2017. This Compass EFC sponsored SERVE Team mission trip will be providing medical care, dental care, optical care, pharmaceuticals, evangelism and concrete floors. The most important thing we bring is the GOSPEL.Learn more
I grew up in a Christian home and came to faith in Christ at the age of 18. My wife, Amy, and I joined Compass Church in the fall of 2004, shortly after we had moved to Columbia. We have two children, Lillie (14) and Stefan (12). I have enjoyed serving in various ministries during our time at Compass, including adult and children’s Sunday School, AWANA, small groups, and as discipleship team lead. Compass Church has been an extended family to us that has loved, supported, and guided us. I feel drawn to serve as an elder out of love for Compass Church and a desire to help our church continue to contribute faithfully to the building of God’s Kingdom.
I can’t remember a time I did not believe in God and in the sacrifice of Jesus for me. I came to Columbia in 1972 and started a 42-year career as the engineer and assistant manager for MU's FM station, KBIA. I retired at the end of 2014. My wife Debbie and I came to Compass around 5-6 years ago. I have been involved with teaching in Awana; been a part of the middle school teaching team; served as Children's Ministry team lead for several years; lead several "Seder/Passover" meals during Holy week; and have helped with several miscellaneous projects with the Compass houses. I like the biblical foundation of the church and the "intentionality" it has in living out those beliefs. I love the opportunities to serve with numerous other brothers and sisters.
I was born into a Christian home December 17, 1951 the oldest of four. My wife Alice and I embraced Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord at age 25 and are blessed with two sons and their wives and five grandchildren. I served eight years as pastor at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sparta, WI followed by eight years in Milwaukee, WI. I currently live in Columbia, MO and serve with Interim Pastors Ministries. I am excited to serve at Compass as our new church home, seeing God’s blessing on this church fellowship.
I was born in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, the second of four children. I grew up attending Compass Church with my family throughout most of the 80s and 90s, and became a Christian at a young age. In 2006, I married fellow Rock Bridge graduate Melissa Bohon and moved to Delaware to begin working on a Ph. D. in mathematics education. We came back to Columbia in 2013 with a 10-month-old, Emma Grace, in tow, adding Harrison and Elliot to our family in the last few years. I currently work as a faculty member in the College of Education at Mizzou. I always been drawn to lay ministry, volunteering in programs like K-Life and Greek Christian Alliance throughout my college years, and Melissa and I continued to work with youth during our first several years as a married couple. At Compass, I have been involved with the worship team, AWANA, and the SOS (Serving Others Sacrificially) team. I have led a connection group, taught several iLife Sunday School classes, and I served on the youth pastor search committee in the Fall of 2017.