I love MWC because...We are so diverse. We have all age groups and many races; we have dozens of nationalities and people groups represented in our church. People from all over the world! We preach Jesus & live life with people from various places: Americans, Africans, Asians, South Americans, etc., Our Church looks like God's Kingdom! 

In my free time...I enjoy spending time with my wife, Katie and son, August. They are my favorite people! I enjoy reading and growing as a pastor/leader. I love soccer, my favorite team is Arsenal FC (London) and I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. 

Here at MWC...I am responsible for leading the church in the vision and mission given to us through the words of Jesus.  I work with the best team EVER, reaching people with the GREATEST news EVER. My heart is to see lives transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Kenny bates Youth pastor

I love MWC because...of our vision!  MWC is the place you embrace and feel a sense of belonging and God's presence on this campus immediately.

In my free time...I love spending time with my beautiful wife!  She pushes me to continually become the man God desires and puts up with my goofiness at the same time!  I am also a huge sports fanatic.  The Chiefs and Jayhawks are my favorites.

Here at MWC...I want to grow closer in relationship with the youth at MWC, investing in their lives daily so they can see Christ's love AND the love of our church.  I love to create fun and energetic ways for the youth to experience the love of Christ in new perspectives.


stephanie barger office manager

I love MWC because...It's an amazing family to be a part of! God has brought so many incredible people into my life through MWC — some for long seasons and others for a shorter time. I have enjoyed the journey of watching new people come to Christ, and watching others show Christ's love through belonging.

In my free time...love spending time with Josh and Dayleigh! God has blessed me with an amazing husband and daughter, and I try to spend as much time with them as I can.

Here at MWC...I take care of the bookkeeping, maintaining accurate financial records and managing the MWC office


Bethany Bates Worship pastor (Interim)

I love MWC because...it's a place people belong!

In my free time...I look at recipes, sing, garden and read.

Here at MWC...I support Kenny with MWC Youth, help lead worship, and assist with other ministry responsibilities.