Lead Pastor and Elders

 

 

Shawn Spradling   

Lead Pastor and Elder

 

Shawn came to Center Pointe in August of 2002.  He has served in several different roles, including Worship Pastor, Adult Discipleship Pastor, and Executive Pastor, before becoming the Lead Pastor in August of 2009.  He serves as the primary leader and communicator… teaching, preaching, and casting vision for where God is leading the Center Pointe community as we live out our mission to make disciples in Liberty Township and beyond.

 

Shawn came to faith in Christ after graduating from high school.  He was set to attend a local university, when he encountered the life-changing gospel of Jesus.  Two months later, he was enrolled at Cincinnati Christian University, pursuing a degree in pastoral ministry.  He knew God’s call on his life was to lead others to encounter that same life-changing gospel.  He has a heart and a passion for making the church relevant, and the Bible applicable, in order to connect people to the love of Jesus.

 

Shawn earned a BS in Bible, and an MA in Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, but the best thing he earned there was the love and affection of a young lady named Janelle who became his wife in 1998.  They have two very active sons, Campbell and Carter.  Leading and preaching at Center Pointe is his second favorite thing to do, just behind being a husband and a dad.

 

 

 

Larry Abernathy  

Larry has been a partner at Center Pointe since 1989 and has served as an Elder since 2010.  He is 63 years old and resides in West Chester with his wife, Diane, to whom he has been married for 43 years. Larry and Diane have two sons, Joshua and James.  He is employed with GE Aviation as an Engineer (for just a little while longer).  Larry previously served as a small group leader in Student Ministry and served as one of three original CPCC elders.  Larry serves the Lord as an Elder in humble obedience to his calling to serve the great people who are CPCC, as together we proclaim Jesus to the world.  He is particularly excited about discerning and acting upon the direction to which the Lord is calling us.

 

 

 

Bryon Sutherly  

Bryon has been a partner at Center Pointe since 1989 and has served as an Elder since 2011. He is 57 years old and resides in Liberty Township with his wife, Linda, to whom he has been married for 37 years. They have three married daughters, Casey, Ashley & Alaina. Bryon is employed as a Partner, Leader, Workplace Strategies and Senior Project Architect with Hixson, Inc., an Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design firm. Bryon has served in the adult education ministry and, along with his wife, has lead seminars and Mission trips to Honduras.

 

 

 

Greg Miracle  

Greg has been a partner at Center Pointe since 2008 and has served as an Elder since 2013. He is 59 years old and resides in Liberty Township with his wife, Joanne, and their 8 year old, 110 pound puppy, Wilson.  In addition to serving as an Elder, Greg has also served in Men’s Ministry, and together with Joanne, leads a small group.  He has been employed at Procter & Gamble for 28 years as a Principal Scientist.

 

 

Keith Edwards  

Keith has been a partner at Center Pointe since 1999.  He is 49 years old and resides in Liberty Township with his wife, Erin, and their two daughters, Anna (18) and Holly (17), who are currently attending Mars Hill Academy.  He is employed with BASF Corporation as the Head of Sales Management.  Keith has served for many years in different ministries at Center Pointe including Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry and as a Adult bible fellowship Teacher.  Keith is humbled that God has called him into this season of Eldership and counts serving the Lord as the ultimate calling in his life.

 

 

Bob Rohrbaugh  

Bob has been a partner at Center Pointe since 2009. He is 54 years old and resides in Fairfield Township with his wife, Beth.  Together, they have 5 grown children – Michelle, Alyssa, Abby, Jennifer and Tommy.  Bob has been employed at Procter & Gamble for 29 years and is currently an Associate Director in R&D. He has served for the past 7 years in the Worship Team/Tech ministry.  Bob is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to serve with the Elders to bring to life CPCC’s mission to love God radically, serve others compassionately, and lead people to Jesus.

 

John Weinberger  

John has been a partner at Center Pointe since 1992. He is 48 years old and resides in Liberty Township with his wife, Laura, to whom he has been married for 25 years.  John and Laura have four children – Cole (23), Abby (21), Trey (19), and Venise (16).  John is employed at Procter & Gamble as an R&D Section Head.  John has served for many years in different ministries at Center Pointe, including Worship Ministry and Small Group Leadership.