Ministers

Michael Dion - Youth Minister/Worship Leader

Michael Dion works as a Youth Minister at the Wetzel Road Church of Christ. He has a history of leadership in many youth groups dating back to when he was in a youth group growing up in New Hampshire. He graduated from Harding Universitiy’s college of Bible and Religion with his B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry in the Fall of 2010 and was also married to his wife, Cassidi, at the time of his graduation.

Michael has had experience as a camp counselor and assistant director as well as leading Bible classes and preaching. He will also be taking on the ministry of worship leader. His passion for singing and his love for leading people to the throne of God in worship is something that he looks forward to utilizing in the time to come. Michael and Cassidi are passionate about serving the church in the Northeast and are excited about the experiences ahead of them in working with the youth and with the church. They live in the town of Cicero.

 

David Owens - Preacher

David Owens was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and is second oldest in a family of ten children. Throughout his childhood, David's family worshipped with Methodist churches, but around age 11, he and his family began attending the Southside Church of Christ, and Camp Hunt. On July 31, 1974, David made a profession of faith in Christ and was immersed in water for the forgiveness of sins.

 

After graduating in 1979 from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and having a heart for ministry, David earned degrees from Northeastern Christian Junior College (A.A.), Harding University (B.A.) and Harding Graduate School of Religion (M.A.R.). David Owens and the former Diana Olbricht were married in 1983 and they have three daughters. Having completed his Bachelor's degree, David began serving as the associate minister of the College Avenue Church of Christ in El Dorado, Arkansas.

 

In 1987, with his schooling behind him and some experience under his belt, David returned to New York to serve the Wetzel Road Church of Christ. In the years that have transpired, David has ministered to the congregation as an evangelist and now is also serving as one of the elders.

 

Alan Perkins - Family & Children's Minister

Alan Perkins grew up in Liverpool, New York and is the youngest of three. He was raised in a family committed to the spiritual health and growth of the Wetzel Road Church of Christ.  His dad and mom, Bill and Joyce Perkins, led the congregation for nearly 50 years. Alan graduated from Liverpool High School in 1984. Following in his brother, Scott, and sister, Susan’s footsteps, he attended Harding University. He earned B.A. degrees in Business Management and Marketing.

While at Harding University, he met and married the love of his life, the former Christy Bendickson. After leaving Arkansas, Alan & Christy ministered at Wetzel Road for a short period before attending Abilene Christian University where Alan received an M.A. in Christian Ministry under Dr. David Wray. God has blessed their life with two wonderful children, Nathan and Madison.