Senior Minister Clark Bates is a graduate of Nebraska Christian College and Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Clark and his wife Dawna have ministered at McCook Christian since 1985 and enjoy the challenges and blessings of ministering to a growing church. Clark is passionate about preaching the Word of God and equipping people to serve Christ. When the Bates family was all together last Christmas Clark and Dawna counted 10 adults and 7 and grandkids and they feel very blessed.
Kyle, his wife Jody, and their five children joined the team at MCC in the summer of 2013. Kyle spent 16 years ministering to youth and college students in a variety of settings. In addition to his role at MCC, he is the Chaplain of the 1-134 CAV Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron of the Nebraska Army National Guard. Kyle has a Bachelors of Speech Communication and an MDiv from Liberty Theological Seminary. He is passionate about preaching, organizational leadership, and development of the next generation of Church leaders. He loves coffee, music, films, books, and sports of all kinds.
Director of Children's Ministry
Heather has been a part of McCook Christian Church her entire life. She was always passionate about children’s ministry as a volunteer growing up and a VBS director during college. Her volunteer role eventually grew into the full time children’s director role in which she currently serves. She and husband Wes have three children, Taye, Kirstin, and Jalen! She loves teaching young kids about the bible and how they can grow their own relationship with Jesus. She is also passionate about working with her awesome volunteer team. Heather loves her family and attending all of their many activities. Together they enjoy camping and anything to do with being outside in God's creation!