Monte & Peggy Knudsen

Senior Pastors

Pastors Monte & Peggy Knudsen have a burning compassion for raising up leaders in the ministry, teaching parents how to raise their children, showing families how to manage their finances, how to become overcomers, and helping them to follow God’s plan for their lives. Their sermons are full of wisdom, knowledge, and compassion, with easy-to- understand steps from the Bible that truly change lives.
In ministry since 1980, they has traveled all around the world preaching, teaching and singing about what it takes to become a victorious Christian.  

Gary & Shannon Van Nyhuis

Associate Pastor

We joined the ministry staff at FCOC in 2001 as children’s ministers; transitioned to Associate Pastor/ music minister, 2006.
In 2015, my friend and I recorded/produced a praise project/cd as Every Knee, “Near to Your Heart” & we still occasionally write. When I’m away from church, I enjoy: sports, biking, fishing, hunting, our local Rec Center, Air1 radio, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate & family times.
 I’m a 1991 alumni of Buena Vista Univ. in Storm Lake Iowa and a 1997 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, OK.

Dillan & Jesse Eborg

Youth Pastor

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Children's Pastor

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Brant & Bethany Knudsen

Media Pastor

Brant joined the team in 2010. Having been in the church all of his life, coming home was the right fit to help launch FCOC satellite campuses and develop the media department.
Brant has worked in media for several different ministries before joining the team at FCOC, he has also worked to develop radio broadcast for churches as well as the producer of the Empowerment 15 broadcast. 
Married to his beautiful wife, Bethany, they have two children.  

Aaron & Jade Lotzow

Minister of Music

Aaron is a singer and piano player with a passion to awaken hearts to the love of Jesus. Since his born again experience over 15 years ago, pursuing God with all his heart has opened doors to leadership.
Aaron & his wife Jade have pastored youth & worship ministry. Also shared hope through music inside & outside the church. One of his greatest joys is to serve the body of Christ.
Aaron & Jade reside in Burlington, IA with their 2 kids, Silas and Rosie.