David Shores, Senior Pastor
Pastor Dave came to Word of Life in September 2013. He holds a B. A. in Preaching and Evangelism from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. He became a licensed minister in 2007 and was ordained in 2011. He was born in Southeast Arkansas and has ministered in Ohio for the past 12 years.
Pastor Dave enjoys spending time with family, a cup of coffee, and caring for others.
Josh Hopple, Associate/Children's Pastor
Pastor Josh joined the Word of Life team in May of 2015. He earned his B. A. in Children’s Ministry from the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, PA. He became a licensed minister in 2005. Josh was born and raised in Ohio and is excited to be ministering in his home state.
Pastor Josh enjoys all things sports. One of his favorite things to do is to play golf. He is a big kid at heart and has a passion to reach and teach children about God’s amazing love.
Adam Rines, Youth / Young Adults Pastor
Pastor Adam joined the Word of Life team in May of 2019. He earned his B. A. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Evangel in Springfield, MO. He also earned an A. A. in Biblical Theology with a Minor in Youth Ministry from Central Bible College. Adam was born in Amarillo, TX and is excited to be ministering in Ohio.
Pastor Adam enjoys sports and education. One of his favorite things to do is to watch the Dallas Cowboys. He has an overwhelming passion to see teens and young adults come to know Jesus and see them be developed into leaders!
Mary Danaher, Administrative Assistant / Treasurer
Mary started attending Word of Life in 1992 with her husband Jim and their 4 children. Mary joined the team in November 2015. She has a B.A. in Accounting from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH.
Mary enjoys traveling and hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Jerry and Linda Boyd, Custodial & Maintenance
Jerry and Linda started attending Word of Life in 1980. They have been a part of the team for eight years now, and love to serve the body of Christ.
They were also included in the people who helped build our current facility almost thirty years ago.
Dale Boyd, Grounds Keeper
Dale has attended Word of Life since 2006. He married his wife Brenda at the church in 2008.
They have 4 kids and 4 grandkids between the two of them.
He was born and raised in Steubenville and loves spending time with his family and grandchildren. They live in Toronto with their granddaughter, Savannah.