About Us
About our Pastor
Richard Blank

Pastor Richard Blank

Pastor Richard joined the staff in July of 2019 and serves as our Senior Pastor. Prior to being called to Sturgis Evangelical he has served in the ministry for 22 years, which includes 6 years in church planting ministries and 12 years as a Senior Pastor. Richard graduated from Circleville Bible College, Wesley Biblical Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry. Richard has been married to his wife Michelle for 30 years and they have four children; Jordan, Ethan, Lauran, and Haydan. Richard and his wife have a heart for the community they are serving and look forward to reaching out to, and becoming a part of, the Sturgis community and the surrounding area. He enjoys fishing, reading, and playing board games.

Josh Golden

Pastor Josh Golden

Pastor Josh joined the staff in July of 2014 and serves as our Associate/Youth Pastor. Josh attended Ohio Christian University and the Evangelical School of Ministry. Josh works with the young adults and youth, and shares in the preaching duties of the church. He is passionate about outreach ministries and is heavily involved in our community Youth for Christ. Josh grew up in northern Indiana where he met his wife, Heather, and they have been married for 21 years. They have six children; Samantha, Blaine, Eleazar, Wyatt, Elijah, and Liv. Josh is an avid reader who reads 50+ books a year. He enjoys many outdoor activities including disc golf, kayaking, fishing, and hiking.


Our Beliefs

Our congregation was founded because of an ardent belief that the grace of God in Jesus Christ is available to all. Anyone seeking Jesus would be welcomed among us. Therefore, we join with our brothers and sisters in the Evangelical Church, in striving to maintain a healthy local body of Christ so that those who are seeking may find a place of welcome, love, and encouragement towards a saving relationship with Christ Jesus. A place that we all together may find Christ and be transformed by Him, and then drawn into His mission in Sturgis and abroad.