Our staff have devoted their lives to helping people become followers of Jesus. They have a passion for seeing people grow and become missionaries for Christ by carrying the Gospel into their own community and world. We want you to meet them in person as well as on this website.
Pastor Ernie and Julie
Pastor Ernie and his amazing wife Julie have made Box Elder their home. Following a deep desire to plant churches, and a love for the Dakotas, they fell in love with our community, our Air Force families and Box Elder families. With a heart to help people in every stage of life, they give of themselves to our community and look forward to meeting you.
Pastor Ernie is passionate about sharing the redeeming and restoring message of the Gospel of Christ and his messages are grounded in the Bible. He is the type of pastor that presents messages in a teaching method that is easy to grasp and understand. He also enjoys personal conversations with people concerning their life journey. Ernie has a passion for serving not only our church family but our community as well. As an Air Force veteran, he has a love for the members of the Ellsworth Air Force Base. He seeks ways to connect with the military members and their families in order to offer a place to serve and belong while they are stationed here. That same desire to serve is also extended to city of Box Elder leadership and the police department. After moving to Box Elder, Pastor Ernie soon became the chaplain for the Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department and became a certified South Dakota Fire Fighter. As he serves the ministry of Outreach Community Church, his love the Box Elder community is demonstrated in helping to protect the citizens of our great city.
When Ernie and Julie are not roaming the Black Hills, the Badlands, or Custer State Park on one of their many adventures, you can always find him looking for a fresh cup of coffee and someone to share daily adventures with. We are so grateful that the Lord brought Pastor Ernie and his wife Julie to lead in the ministry of Outreach Community Church.
Julie is passionate about children and worship. She gives of herself to ministering to the children and families of everyone in our community. When you visit our church for the first time, her smiling face and loving spirit will demonstrate to you that you have found a ministry the will love and nurture you and your children. She is also organizing our worship music team. Each week she assists the teams that will meet and practice. She also organizes the music and selects the worship music for each week. You will probably see her busy moving between the children’s area and the worship center on any given Sunday, but, she is never too busy to speak with you or encourage you when you visit our ministry. While avoiding the spotlight, she is passionate about serving the families and ministry of Outreach Community Church. She will even share a cup of tea with you.
As our church grows under their leadership, you will find it easy to connect to them. As we seek to serve our community we encourage you to meet Ernie & Julie and discover why we love them both!