|Bob Gleason, Senior Pastor|
Born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska, Bob attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas graduating in 1991 with a degree in Social Work. While attending Bethany, Bob met Mindy and they were married after graduating in the summer of 1991. Settling in Wichita, Mindy's hometown, they attended Riverside Christian Church and Bob worked in several Social Work related fields including: work with Adult Mentally Retarded, as a social worker in a nursing home, as an assistant Funeral Director and even spent some time working with carpentry.
During these years Bob also became more and more involved in Church related matters at Riverside and felt the calling to Ministry using the skills he was gaining in related fields. God provided such an opportunity when in 1997 Bob was called to be the Associate Pastor of Broadway Christian Church with a focus on youth and the care of the congregation. In 1998 Bob enrolled in Phillips Theological Seminary, in Tulsa Oklahoma, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in December of 2002.
In the fall of 1999, Bob accepted the call to become the Senior Pastor, at Woodridge Christian Church, and helped with their transition planning and moving into a new building in east Wichita. Under Pastor Bob's leadership the Church continues to grow and move in the direction God is calling us.
Bob and his wife, Mindy, have two children Samantha and Alex, and love traveling as a family as well as just spending time together around the house. Bob and Mindy are also avid tennis players, and Bob enjoys getting out on the golf course on occasion, and watching sports on television.