Pastors & Staff

Our Pastor

Bishop Elder started preaching at the age of 16.  During his 44 years of ministry, Bishop has been an evangelist, pastor, national leader, mentor, and educator throughout the United States and on the mission’s field.  He and Sister Elder began serving as Pastor and First Lady at Christian Growth Center in January of 1990.  Their heartbeat and mission is helping people.  This can be seen by the way they have poured their lives into helping people become closer to God by becoming disciples of Christ.  They have put in much  time and effort into bible studies, podcasts, and relationships.  Bishop and Sister Elder’s greatest joy is seeing God save and deliver souls. Due to their love and commitment to God’s work, they are able to see how God has restored lives and families from one generation to the next.  Their dedication to God’s work can also be seen in the lives of their three children, two daughters-in-love, and five grandchildren, who are all very active in the ministry and church leadership.


Paul and Reyanna Hicks have been involved in missions related work for many years. Working full-time in Christian Education, they have also made many trips to foreign countries to help with various missions related projects. They both enjoy working with and interacting in varied cultural contexts while helping to meet the needs of people.

Sunday School Pastor

Mitchell and Jessy Elder are over the Sunday school department. They are doing an excellent job!.


Bro. Richard Montez has really brought the music to the next level and you will not find a more dedicated and talented team of musicians anywhere else in Pueblo. They are the most incredible people you could meet. Always there to help, and always striving to keep a great attitude even though they have a tough job. 


Jordan and his wife Olivia Pound and the media team of volunteers help with everything to do with visual media. This includes the website, graphics, marketing materials, projection, lighting, and whatever else is asked of them.

Bus Ministry

The Kast family has been involved in CGC’s bus ministry for over 18 years. Their focus and mission is to impact children’s lives by building relationships that help children connect to Church and Christ.  Each Kast family member has a personal reason for their involvement in this ministry. They all emphasize the importance of reaching souls and making a difference, even if it's only one person. One thing they feel is important for everyone to remember is “While we want hundreds to come on the buses, even if we just had one, we would still run the buses because the one is worth it. There is no distance too far to drive to reach a soul.”

The Kast family is also involved in:
Yard care, Ushers/Greeters, Mens’ Prayer, Christian Growth Academy, Accounting office, Ladies’ Ministry, Sunday School, Youth, Bible Quizzing, and Project Servanthood.