Jerod Gilcher

Lead Pastor / Elder

After serving eight years as the college and equipping pastor at Faith Bible Church in Spokane, Washington, Jerod Gilcher came to CCBC in January 2019.

His ministry passions include expository preaching of the Word of God, equipping and mobilizing believers for the work of ministry, training the next generation of pastors and elders in the church, as well as teaching theology and the Biblical languages in the church.

Jerod and his wife Sarah have been married for 14 years and have three girls, Hailey, Madelyn, and Maisy. Jerod enjoys time with the family; learning languages; spending time with Muslims; reading thick, dense books of theology; traveling; the Boston Red Sox; In-N-Out burgers; and big cups of strong, black coffee.

He holds a B.A. in English literature with a minor in Japanese from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California.

Favorite book: “The Justification of God” by John Piper

Inspired by: Athanasius, Augustine, the Reformers, John MacArthur and John Piper

Favorite quote: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper

Life purpose statement: I exist for the imperial majesty of Jesus Christ and for the glory of His invincible, sovereign empire.

Rich Caskey


Rich has been a part of Christ Community Bible Church for more than 15 years. He is originally from a small coal-mining town in Central Pennsylvania and grew up attending Presbyterian and Russian Orthodox services. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State and then joined the Air Force. He served as an electronic warfare officer in the Air Force for about 12 years. He now works as a full-time engineer in Fort Worth. He is his family’s historian and makes regular trips back to Pennsylvania to go “cemetery hopping” with his niece, who is now also enjoying genealogy.
He made a public confession of faith in 1978 at the Presbyterian church in Coalport, Pennsylvania. He has been a volunteer youth leader, worship team leader, small group leader, and men’s group leader in places such as Minot, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Schwedelback, Germany; and Yorktown, Virginia. He has taken about 90 credit hours of seminary courses from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been leading a home group for more than 12 years and has been an elder for more than 10 years.

Charles Smith


Charles and his wife Vickie have been members of CCBC since 1978. Besides a long history of involvement with the missions program, his ministries have included Building Committee chairman, nursing home chaplain, and deacon of senior care.
He attended University of Texas at Arlington and received his Texas Architectural License in 1981. He has retired from a long career as an architect and in construction management.
He served in the U.S Army and is a Vietnam War veteran. His personal interests are his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his love of wood turning, woodcarving and ukulele music.

Larry B. Jones


Larry and his wife Linda began their Wycliffe journeys in 1976. They served in Indonesia with SIL from 1980-1998, serving part of that time as linguist/Bible translation facilitators with the Yawa people, who live in Papua, Indonesia. They also served as linguistics and Bible translation consultants for the SIL work in Indonesia.
Larry was the director of SIL's Indonesia Branch for six years, and SIL's Asia area director for nine years (1998-2007). His assignment with the Seed Company began in 2008, where he currently serves as senior vice president. In addition to leadership responsibilities, Larry and Linda continue in their roles as Bible translation and linguistics consultants for Bible translators in Indonesia.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Classical Greek, and a Ph.D. In humanities with concentration in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
The Yawa New Testament was dedicated in June 2011, with all glory going to God and credit also to the perseverance of Linda and Mandowen Rawai, the chief Yawa translator.
The Joneses have three adult children—Nathan, who lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Charity and works for Amazon. They have two daughters—Hazel and Maryn. Caleb, married to Kristin, is a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Charis is a nurse practitioner in Wichita, Kansas, with her family physician husband, Joshua, and baby daughter, Joia.

Steve Van Rooy


Steve grew up in India, where his parents served as missionaries. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary. During that time he met (and married) his wife, Judy Beekman, whose parents worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Mexico.

After serving for 25 years with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, first in Sudan, later in Kenya and also in Dallas, they made a major career change and went into real estate. They started a property management company and have helped people invest in real estate.

The Van Rooys have three girls, all married, and nine grandchildren -- soon to be 10 (and maybe a few more after that). They have been involved in CCBC since the mid-90s. Steve currently serves as the chairman of the missions committee.