Meet the Staff

Steve DeVore

Steve DeVore is our minister and a graduate of Lincoln Christian University (A.B., M. Div.). Steve has been in the preaching ministry for more than 30 years and has over 20 years of service at ACC. Steve and his wife, Kerry, have two adult children (Ben and Danielle), one granddaughter (Stella), and two grandsons (Ronnie and James).

Steve DeVore

What is your favorite hobby/past time? "Lionel Trains"
When I dance I look like…? "Jed Clampet"
What was your favorite book growing up? "The Hardy Boys Mysteries"
Use one word to describe your computer skills? "Laughable"
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? "The Flintstones"
Coffee or Tea? "Coffee"

 
 

Dean Cripe

A graduate of Lincoln Christian University (A.B., M. Div), Dean Cripe, our Associate Minister, has nearly 50 years experience in ministry. Retired from the Mt. Zion Christian Church in 2008, he and his wife, Barbara, have resided in the Mt. Zion area for over 15 years.

Dean Cripe

What is your favorite hobby/past time? Fishing
When I dance I look like…? I don't dance
What was your favorite book growing up? Robin Hood
What three words would describe you? Impossible to say
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Little Abner
Coffee or tea? Neither

Jim Coonce

Jim Coonce is our Worship Minister and a graduate of Lincoln Christian University with degrees (B.S./M.A.) in Vocal Music and Worship Studies. Jim and his wife, Stephanie, live in Clinton, IL and have three children: Ethan, Aidan, and Isaiah.

Jim Coonce

What is your favorite hobby/past time? "Reading and Music"
When I dance I look like…? "A fool"
What was your favorite book growing up? "Lord of the Rings"
If you could teleport, where would you go? "The Enterprise! Where else?!"
What is your favorite joke? "How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one. But the light bulb has to want to change"
Coffee or tea? "Coffee"

 
 

Jennifer Love

Jen Love is our Youth Minister, a student of Lincoln Christian University, and has been serving in Children and Youth Ministries since 1997. Jen and her husband Todd live in Decatur with their two children Mikala and Daniel.

Jennifer Love

What is your favorite sports team? "St. Louis Cardinals!"
If you could be any animal, what would it be? "Dolphin"
If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be, who would play you? "Dramedy, Jennifer Love Hewitt – duh!"
If you could go anywhere in the world – where/why? "Ireland – accents baby!"
What is one of your weird quirks? "Sandwiches must be eaten crust first, in a circle."
Coffee or Tea? "Diet Pepsi!! – See Angie’s answer for contingency plans.

Angie Rushing

Angie Rushing is our Director of Children’s Ministries. She graduated from Indiana University (IUPUI) in 2004 with a B.S. in Secondary Education. Angie and her husband, Jeremiah, live in Mt. Zion with their daughter, Emelia, and their dog, Mable.

Angie Rushing

What is your favorite sports team? "IU Hoosiers, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts. Yes, I’m from Indiana."
What is your dream job? "Owning a doggie day care"
What was your favorite book growing up? "Charlotte’s Web"
What is your favorite joke? "Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9."
What is your most wanted superhero power? "Reading people’s minds"
Coffee or tea? "Diet Pepsi!! If I’m ever in the hospital and can’t eat anything, put it in an IV bag."

 

Steve DeVore

Steve DeVore is our minister and a graduate of Lincoln Christian University (A.B., M. Div.). Steve has been in the preaching ministry for more than 30 years and has over 20 years of service at ACC. Steve and his wife, Kerry, have two adult children (Ben and Danielle), one granddaughter (Stella), and two grandsons (Ronnie and James).

Steve DeVore

What is your favorite hobby/past time? "Lionel Trains"
When I dance I look like…? "Jed Clampet"
What was your favorite book growing up? "The Hardy Boys Mysteries"
Use one word to describe your computer skills? "Laughable"
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? "The Flintstones"
Coffee or Tea? "Coffee"

Dean Cripe

A graduate of Lincoln Christian University (A.B., M. Div), Dean Cripe, our Associate Minister, has nearly 50 years experience in ministry. Retired from the Mt. Zion Christian Church in 2008, he and his wife, Barbara, have resided in the Mt. Zion area for over 15 years.

Dean Cripe

What is your favorite hobby/past time? Fishing
When I dance I look like…? I don't dance
What was your favorite book growing up? Robin Hood
What three words would describe you? Impossible to say
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Little Abner
Coffee or tea? Neither

Jim Coonce

Jim Coonce is our Worship Minister and a graduate of Lincoln Christian University with degrees (B.S./M.A.) in Vocal Music and Worship Studies. Jim and his wife, Stephanie, live in Clinton, IL and have three children: Ethan, Aidan, and Isaiah.

Jim Coonce

What is your favorite hobby/past time? "Reading and Music"
When I dance I look like…? "A fool"
What was your favorite book growing up? "Lord of the Rings"
If you could teleport, where would you go? "The Enterprise! Where else?!"
What is your favorite joke? "How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one. But the light bulb has to want to change"
Coffee or tea? "Coffee"

Jennifer Love

Jen Love is our Youth Minister, a student of Lincoln Christian University, and has been serving in Children and Youth Ministries since 1997. Jen and her husband Todd live in Decatur with their two children Mikala and Daniel.

Jennifer Love

What is your favorite sports team? "St. Louis Cardinals!"
If you could be any animal, what would it be? "Dolphin"
If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be, who would play you? "Dramedy, Jennifer Love Hewitt – duh!"
If you could go anywhere in the world – where/why? "Ireland – accents baby!"
What is one of your weird quirks? "Sandwiches must be eaten crust first, in a circle."
Coffee or Tea? "Diet Pepsi!! – See Angie’s answer for contingency plans.

Angie Rushing

Angie Rushing is our Director of Children’s Ministries. She graduated from Indiana University (IUPUI) in 2004 with a B.S. in Secondary Education. Angie and her husband, Jeremiah, live in Mt. Zion with their daughter, Emelia, and their dog, Mable.

Angie Rushing

What is your favorite sports team? "IU Hoosiers, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts. Yes, I’m from Indiana."
What is your dream job? "Owning a doggie day care"
What was your favorite book growing up? "Charlotte’s Web"
What is your favorite joke? "Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9."
What is your most wanted superhero power? "Reading people’s minds"
Coffee or tea? "Diet Pepsi!! If I’m ever in the hospital and can’t eat anything, put it in an IV bag."