Senior Pastor Gabriel Marquez & Wife Alyssa
Pastor Gabriel and Alyssa have been married since 2011 and moved to Almont in 2015 from Rochester. They have been serving in ministry for the past 5 years. Pastor Gabe has his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Rochester College and just started his Master’s of Divinity Degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Pastor Gabe has also served our country as a part of the United States Marine Corps Reserves Infantry for 6 years. Alyssa has her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University and currently works for Molina Health Care as a Quality Specialist. They welcomed their daughter Sofia into the world this past January. The Marquez family also has two dogs, Sabastian and Nala, enjoy watching the sunset on their back porch, getting ice cream at Charlie Browns and going for walks around Almont with Sofia and the dogs.
Associate Pastor Erin Lane, Husband Daniel & Son James Jeffery (J.J.)
Erin and Danny have also been married since 2011 and had their beautiful son James Jeffery (J.J.) in December of 2015. They moved into their house on Main Street in Downtown Almont in December of 2016. Erin and Danny have been serving in ministry together since 2009. Erin received her first District Pastors License from the Eastern Michigan District Church of the Nazarene in April of 2019 and also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Oakland University (2010). Danny works for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, as the Emergency Medicine Afternoon Pharmacist with his PharmD from Wayne State University. They have three cats, Samuel, Cain, and Socket, enjoy going to the playground and Zoo with J.J., doing mission work (local, domestic, or international), being at the beach and drinking diet root beer (yeah for the new A&W!).
Youth Director Stan Israel
Stan recently graduated from Macomb Community College with his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He has 6 years of experience working in the culinary field doing private catering as well as holding a professional culinary position. Stan has been in youth leadership for the past two years and is passionate about leading the next generation in developing a relationship with Jesus. This past March, Stan received his first Local Ministry License and is working towards becoming a Pastor within the Nazarene Denomination. Stan enjoys hanging out with his friends for their weekly board game nights, watching the TV Show “Chopped”, trying different foods, and anything related to super heroes.
Worship Director Ed Glisch & His Wife Megan
Ed and Megan were married in September of 2016 and moved to Almont in August of 2017. God started working in both of their lives, in the area of worship ministry, as teens, calling them to be a part of their home church’s praise teams. Over the years, Ed has played in multiple worship bands and owns multiples guitars, including a twelve string, that you will see him use on Sunday mornings. Ed is passionate about worship and playing his guitar, as it is what connects Him the most to God. Ed also is gifted in wood working and currently holds a position refinishing and installing floors. Megan works for McLaren Macomb as a Pre & Post-Surgical Technician. Ed and Megan are excited to welcome their first child, Rowan, this coming August. They also have two dogs (Roscoe and Meeko) and enjoy doing working with wood through their Celtic Wood Workers business, going to the Renaissance Festival each year, and spending time with their friends.