Senior Pastor: Pastor James Perry joined the family of Squaw Creek in July of 2016 and is excited about the firm foundation and exciting new opportunities he and his family have found here. James received his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He later earned his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has spent the last 22 years in vocational Christian ministry and has been married to Gina for 17 years. They have two daughters, Faith and Lydia, and enjoy the chaotic schedule that comes along with bright, active kids. Above all, James has a passion for the Word of God and its Author, our Savior and King. To contact Pastor James, please click here.
Associate Pastor: Pastor Anthony Saul came on staff at Squaw Creek Baptist Church in November of 2009 as our Associate Pastor. He is over the areas of Youth and Worship. He has a true desire to see people know the Lord and to see believers grow in the faith and understanding of the Word of God. He is an effective teacher and preacher of God's Word and has a heart for genuine spirit and truth worship of our King, Creator, Savior, and Lord. Pastor Anthony (Andy) has a Master of Arts in Theology degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary and is currently working towards his M. Div. degree at Newburgh as well. He plans, Lord willing, to go all the way to his Th. D.. He, his wife Cheryl of 9 years, and their 2 daughters Abby (8) and Hannah (6) live in Marion. To contact Pastor Andy, please click here.
Congregational Nurse: Celeste Barkley has over 30 years of experience as a nurse. She has experience in general nursing, oncology, and hospice care. She is a valuable member of our team in visiting the sick and shut in and offers a nurses perspective to the pastoral staff as they minister to the Body. She is compassionate and caring and has a true heart for God and for people. Celeste and her husband Dan live here in Marion. To contact Celest, please click here.
Administrative Assistant: Melinda Myers has been on staff here since 2013 as our Administrative Assistant. She is a kind compassionate and caring individual and is always going above and beyond to minister to people every day. She is a hard worker and a strong Christian and she desires to please the Lord with all that she does. Her, and her husband J, and her son Colby live here in Marion. To contact Melinda, please click here.
Assistant Director of Youth & Worship: Emily has been attending Squaw Creek Baptist Church ever since she was a baby. She came through youth group here and became a youth leader several years ago. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA with her degree in Social Work and has been working at Big Brothers, Big Sisters since graduation. She came on staff at the church as the Assistant Director of Youth and Worship in February of 2017. She assists the Associate Pastor in planning worship services and youth events as well as updating the website and making sure things flow smoothly. She has a heart for worship, for God's Word, and for people, and she desires to grow and to see others grow in their walk and faith. Emily lives in Whittier. To contact Emily, please click here.
Custodian - Jenny Ciha has been our church custodian now for over 30 years. It is because of her ministry that we are able to do all the other ministries of the church. She has a true servants heart and works a lot behind the scenes with no desire for recognition at all. Jenny is also heavily involved in other areas of ministry at our church such as Sunday School and V.B.S.