Jason was born in the coal fields of West Virginia. Before answering God’s call to be a pastor, he was pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. After 11 years working in churches with youth and children, Jason became the Lead Pastor at GCF. He has served in that role for almost 15 years now. He is married to Kyra, a preschool teacher, for almost 20 years and they have three children. Jason is big fan of Indiana Jones and James Bond, enjoys college football (UK, Virginia Tech and Stanford) – and likes to hike the trails in the Bluegrass.
Ranjo is from Mumbai, India where his family planted the Church at Powai. He has an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. Ranjo leads worship and spearheads our ministry to youth and university students. Ranjo is married to Aletha, and together they have two girls - Diya and Asha.
Melanie and her husband Vince came from FL after being part of the team that built a church in the FL Keys. She has served with Vince on worship teams and youth ministry. She also did financial work for Dr. Corbitt, (a local Dr. and missionary to Africa) for 14 years. They have lived in Wilmore now for 29 years, and have been married for 36 yrs. They have 3 grown children, Alicia, Josh and Megan, and their first grandson Grey Lewis!
Kyle has been a GCF’er for a few years now; along with his wife, Kelly, and their kids, Josh and Lauren. Before GCF, Kyle served for almost 15 years as a youth pastor in small and large churches. He is a graduate of Asbury University. Apart from working with youth ministry and hanging out with his family, he is an avid hiker and bird-watcher.
Penny joined the staff at GCF in 2015 as the Director of Children’s Ministries with more than 30 years of experience of serving children in large and small churches. She is passionate about the discipleship and spiritual growth of children. Penny and her husband Jay are parents of seven children and have twelve grandchildren.
"It is a privilege and joy to share God's story with kids, and help them see they are part of His story too."
April has live in Wilmore since 2011. She graduated from Asbury with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. After college April served for 4 years at ministry in Nicholasville that provided services to people with disabilities. She held a variety of roles within in the ministry. April is now a Graphic Designer full time and is excited to be a part of GCF's creative team. She is recently married and has two children.