Ministry Leaders
  Mike & Julie Ayers - Leaders of Worship Team


Jeff & Chris Garrison- Head Deacons,Visitation and Prayer Team                               

Married: July 23rd 1982

Jeff & Chris have 2 sons Cody (Megan) and Kyle (Hillary). They so far have been blessed with 4 grandkids.

Jeff and Chris were saved at an Amway Function.   As they went forward they got separated and didn’t know the other had done the same.  As they were escorted to a room for the people who had accepted Christ both realized they had accepted Christ at the same day and time.

Jeff served in the Marines for 4 years. He is also retired from being a produce manager for 17 years. Jeff also has an Associates in Horticulture Science. Chris has worked for the County Government for 17 years. She is currently working part time for a local business.

Jeff & Chris enjoy fishing, going to Branson, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff is a Razorback and St. Louis Cardinal’s fan. While Chris enjoys selling Avon.


Clay and Marika Patterson – Youth Leaders

Marika was saved at an early age and met Clay while they were in their teens.  After Marika had the privilege of leading Clay to the Lord, they became best of friends, dated 4 years and were married in September of 1999. They have 3 children: Gracie is there oldest, she loves playing the guitar and sings on the worship team.  Brody and Rylee are twins.   Rylee loves cooking, baking and volleyball as well as running.  Brody is an avid football player, video gamer and prayer warrior.  They both work in the children’s ministry with the toddlers and preschoolers.  They all love the Lord and are eager to serve in the Kingdom of God.

They all attended Faith Life Church in Branson, MO for 10 years and several of those years Clay and Marika served in the children’s ministry.  In 2015 they desired to find a church closer to their home with the same foundational beliefs so their family could be more involved and serving.  As they prayed for direction they were very blessed to have found the Church at Mountain Home. 

Clay has worked as a contractor for over 20 years, now owns his own business, Marika after receiving her BS in Accounting, at the age of 35, is currently working in the banking industry.  Before receiving her Accounting degree, she was a full time mother raising her children and caring for her home.  They both love being outdoors-canoeing, kayaking, boating/fishing, cookouts with family/friends, music/movies, and just sitting on the deck drinking coffee.  When Marika has time she also likes to crochet and knit.  Oh, they are Dallas Cowboy, Arkansas Razorback and Mountain Home Bomber fans as well!!! 



Paul & Theresa Jaques - Bookkeeper/Eyes & Ears Team Coordinator

Married: March 17th 1995

 Together Paul and Theresa have 1 daughter Shanna (Rich) and 3 Sons Matt (Amber), Zac, and Kyle (Amanda). They so far have been blessed with 4 grandchildren.

Both Paul and Theresa were saved as teenagers and like most teenagers strayed from the path God had planned for them. However, after getting married they rededicated their lives to Christ and have been serving him ever since.

 Paul retired from the military after serving 24 years.  During those 24 years he was deployed multiple times to the desert for combat. He has a Bachelors in Sociology and Criminology. He is currently working on his Masters in Pastoral Counseling. Theresa retired after 28 years of teaching kindergarten at Black River Tech. College. She has a Masters degree in Education. Due to Paul’s military background and Theresa’s Teaching background both have a passion in sharing and teaching the Gospel.

Paul and Theresa enjoy all kinds of food, all forms of music, watching movies, being outdoors, camping, and being on the lake. Theresa enjoys reading and working with crafts while Paul enjoys hunting, shooting, and reloading ammo. Both absolutely enjoy watching the Hogs. Go Hogs!!!!!!!!!