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Gregg Mervich

Men's Pastor
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Skyler Buck

Generations Director
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Melissa Whitlock

Worship Director
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Jay Grubb

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Leanne Moats

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Chuck Scott


The Overseers are three pastors of respected congregations and ministries who love our pastors and Eastgate Church, and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Senior Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Board of Directors.

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Jerry Weinzierl left the business world and graduated from Rhema Bible Training College, Tulsa, OK. in 1983. He has now been Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Church since May of 1984. From that time, the congregation has grown from a few families to well over 3000 people and a full-time staff of 32 ministers and support personal. He serves on the Board of Directors of their 500 student K-12 Christian School.  For years he has been a Regional Director for Rhema Ministerial Organization International, Great Lakes Region. Other ministries include Grace Today Radio, which is heard in the Detroit broadcast market. Married since August 1976, Pastors Jerry and Joy have 3 children, all married, and eight beautiful grandchildren.



Dr. David Wright and his wife, Cheree’, are founders and Senior Pastors of Life Link Church located in the Southeast Phoenix Valley area. He has his BA in Biblical Studies, his Masters in Theology and his PhD in Christian Psychology through Jacksonville Theological Seminary. As a Teaching Apostle, David has a gift to convene and network local church leaders across dividing lines and synergize the regional expression of God’s church. David resides in Chandler, AZ with his wife, Cheree’.

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Carey and his wife Meghan have been serving in full-time ministry for 18 years. Carey spent 2 years as an intern then 6 as youth pastor at a large church in Dallas, Texas while attending Bible College. Upon completion, they moved to Arizona to serve as student and ultimately executive pastors for the next several years. In 2011, Carey & Meghan moved to Orange County California to plant a church. Nearly 5 years later, The Movement Church is a growing, life-giving church. Carey & Meghan are also passionate about building the local church, reaching the lost, and empowering pastors.