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About Us

Having been on this corner for around 160 years, our church has seen many things come and go, however our mission has never changed - to glorify Jesus!

A church with a family-like feel, and the resources of a large church; we are proud of the ministries that we can offer to our congregation and the community. A diverse age makeup and a blended worship format characterize our comfortable services. Our heart is to be a blessing to our community through service, and we try to equip our congregation to do just that.

If you are seeking a comfortable, close-knit, family-friendly environment to worship and learn in, perhaps we are the right fit for you!

We are located at 5019 E. 1400 S., Galveston, IN in Cass County.

Meet our Staff!

Upper Deer Creek Church is in the process of prayerfully seeking its next Senior Pastor.

We have a spiritually-strong team of Deacons that provides vision and support for the staff and church as a whole.
If you have a pastoral need, please call the church at (574) 699-7797 and someone will contact you. 

Current Active Deacons:

Mark Chambers
Kent Chism
Zach Walker
John Robison
Jonathan Eller
Sam Baker
Josh Johnson
Josh Boxell


pic of BradYouth Director: Brad McFarland
When I joined the team:
I began my journey with UDC in May of 2014.

Background:
I have an Associates of Science in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University.  I am continuing my education in Ministry Leadership through Moody Bible Institute.

Family:
My smart, caring, and beautiful wife Cate and I were married in September of 2013.  God has blessed us with a four-legged, furry feline, Cleo.

Random Facts:
I love smooth jazz, playing the guitar, and building things from wood.  I am also smell blind and was once rescued from a neighborhood bully by a ninja...no, seriously.
Email: brad@upperdeercreek.com



Pic of AbbyWorship Director: Abby Guy

When I joined the team:
I joined the staff of UDC in August of 2014.

Background:
I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Music Education, and completed my Masters of Education in 2011.   

Family:
I married my wonderful husband, Blake in 2009.  We have three beautiful children: Ellisynn, Natalie, and Jack.  

Random Fact:
I love to go shopping, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies.  I love a good fountain coke, but the only thing I might love more is chocolate!
Email: abby@upperdeercreek.com


Pic of LisaAdministrative Assistant: Lisa Bryant
When I joined the team:
I began at UDC in July of 2013.

Background: 
I graduated from Purdue University in 1979 with a BA in Public Relations/Communications.

Family:
My husband Bruce and I have been married for 37 years.  We have three grown & married sons, three daughter-in-laws, and four grandsons.

Random Fact:
I love praying for others, working in the garden, and playing with my grandsons.  In my junior year of high school basketball, I shot 78% at free throws.