Our Team

Blade Dilldine

Church Planter/ Pastor


As the primary teaching and preaching pastor, Blade has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture in a way that is easy for EVERYONE to understand. Blade is passionate about making disciples and evangelism and has a heart for sharing the Good News of Jesus to everyone. Blade is a graduate of Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. receiving his degree in Biblical Studies and Preaching. He is pursuing a Masters Degree in Ministry Leadership from Hope International University. Blade loves sports, being outside, agriculture, working with his hands and woodworking. He and his wife Caitlin have one daughter, Afton Jane, and one son, Lawton Todd.

Nikki Thienel has a passion for nurturing and teaching the minds of children. As the Kids Pastor, she reaches toward making a fun environment for children to feel comfortable in order to learn more about God. Nikki is a senior at Ozark Christian College studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Ministry and will graduate in May of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys playing sand volleyball and hanging out with friends.

Landon and Emily Morgan are dedicated to discipling students and encouraging them to dive into a deep relationship with their Father. As the Student Ministry Directors, they reveal the Gospel and love of God to junior high and high school students all across Labette Co. Landon is a 5th generation rancher and works alongside his family on their stocker operation. Emily is a graduate from Oklahoma State and is involved in various facets of agriculture in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. Landon and Emily love music, traveling, trying new things and spending time with their three dogs (Ella, Duke and Copper).

Tanner & Raven Mack

Creative Arts & Outreach Directors


As the Creative Arts Director, Tanner creates service sets that are engaging, theologically sound, and meaningful for the congregation. This includes songs, videos, readings, etc. As the Outreach Directors, Tanner and Raven help oversee ministry opportunities throughout the community and often step in to be the hands and feet of Jesus and lead others to do the same. They are both juniors at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. Tanner and Raven enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods.