Rod Our pastor Rod Goertzen was reared on a farm north of Bradshaw, Nebraska. After having graduated from Bradshaw High School he attended Grace Bible Institute and graduated in 1961. Following his years of service at the Shiloh Bible Church, of Linden, Iowa; he moved to Winona Lake, Indiana to attend Grace Theological Seminary in 1964. During his time in Seminary he pastored the Pleasant Ridge Bible Church of Francesville, Indiana. He graduated from Seminary in 1967 with a Master of Divinity and took a church in Hutchinson, Kansas. He pastored Crestview Bible Church until 1991 when he was called to Mission Road Bible Church of Prairie Village, Kansas. In 2011, our pastor began his ministry at Countryside Bible Church of Hampton, Nebraska.
Rod was married to Carolyn Dickerson in the summer of 1959 and to them were born four children. In July 1, 1971 Carolyn passed away leaving Rod with the children. In February of 1972 Rod married Faith Dougherty of Barstow, California and she assumed the role of a pastor’s wife and mother. Their five children, Kathy, Rick, David, Steve, and Ruth are faithfully serving the Lord. They have thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.