Rev. Loren Gerdes

Pastor Loren Gerdes and his wife Nancy moved in 2001 from Wisconsin to join the ministry staff.  Both are Midwesterners, growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  As teenagers, both heard God's call to ministry and attended North Central University in Minneapolis.  There they met, fell in love, and married.  God has blessed them with a daughter, a son & daughter-in-law, and three grandsons -- the joy of their lives.

During college, Loren and Nancy traveled in musical groups.  Upon entering full-time ministry in 1973, they continued to develop their musical gifts along with preaching, teaching and all other aspects of church ministry.  Loren and Nancy have served as Associates and Senior Pastors in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin before answering the call to Sun City West.

Their love for passionately worshipping God is evident as they lead people into the presence of the Lord, firmly believing that miracles happen and needs are met as the congregation comes before God with open hearts and simple faith.  Under Pastor Loren's leadership, the choir adds a dynamic dimension to the worship service.  His outstanding and accomplished piano and keyboard accompaniment makes every soloist feel like a professional.

Pastor Loren's vision and prayer for the Church On The Green is that we, individually and corporately, will grow in passionate love and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, to each other, and to the world around us.  Furthermore, that as we grow and mature in Christ, His love and power will flow through us to truly make a difference in the lives of those we meet, as well as the community.