Steve and Diane Sumrall are the founders of Provident Ministries, Feeding The Nations and the lead pastors of Christ Chapel Church. Steve has a rich and godly heritage growing up on the mission field, and ministering alongside his father, Dr. Lester Sumrall. Through Feeding The Nations, he has taken relief to the hungry and hurting in over 75 nations and has met with many heads of state.
Steve and Diane, have been married since 1978. They love their five children and nine grandchildren and are thankful for life, God’s grace and amazing faithfulness. They love being parents and grandparents and have a balanced and realistic approach to ministry with an emphasis on steadfast faith in a rapidly changing world. Pastors Steve and Diane are aware of the significant challenges facing families today and address those needs with answers based on Biblical truth. The vision Stephen Sumrall and his wife Diane share is a mandate from God to bring hope, and life changing help to those in need, and to minister with compassion and love the good news of the Gospel.
Leslie and her husband Brad are the Kids Ministry Coordinators at Christ Chapel Church. They have a heart to see children grow in Jesus and have fun when they come to church. Leslie and Brad have 5 children and are entering their 11th year of homeschool.
Josh and Rachelle have been on staff with Christ Chapel for over 15 years. Josh is the Student Ministries pastor and Rachelle is Christ Chapel’s worship leader. They were married in 2005 and have three beautiful children. Josh and Rachelle have a heart for students to know God and know their purpose. They are excited to see students grow in their relationship with Christ and have the tool they need to face life’s challenges.
Bob and Lynn Kline are our Prime Time Senior Ministry leaders. They have been in active ministry for over forty years through the Lay Witness program and teaching and music ministry. Active, fun loving, and full of thankfulness for all of God's faithfulness through the years, they are now “Prime Timers” and thoroughly enjoy the fellowship with Christ Chapel's 60 and over friends. Lynn and Bob are on the move with an active group who love life, others and our Lord. Hebrews 10 tells us to consider how to stir up one another to love and good works and not to neglect to meet together. The Prime Timers love connection and encourage one another through many Christian activities such as concerts, plays, musicals, Seder presentations, special Holiday Suppers and so much more, as the Lord leads.
Michael Vellner has been serving the Lord for over 40 years and has been ordained as a minister since 1995. He and his wife, Marylin have been married 50 years, have three sons and six grandchildren. Mike’s gifting as a Bible teacher presently has him teaching at Westville State Prison and St. Joseph County Jail. He is also an instructor with Prison Fellowship Ministries holding seminars for the State Works Release System. Mike works for Provident in the ministry of helps, as a custodian. He retired from a long custodial career with the school corporation.