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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!


Pic of JoeSenior Pastor: Joe Coffin

When I joined the team:
My first Sunday at UDC was in July of 2005.

Background:
I graduated with a degree in Pastoral Ministry from New Tribes Missions in 1977.  I have been Senior Pastor at three churches for a total of 38 years.  I attend the occasional seminar and conference to keep up with the times!

Family:
My wife Hazel and I celebrated 51 years of marriage in August of 2016.  We have had four daughters, three of which have gone to be with the Lord.  We are currently raising one grandson, have six other grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Random Fact:
I enjoy spending time with my wife, my grandkids, doing yardwork, and woodworking.  
Email: joe@upperdeercreek.com



Pic of JasonAssociate Pastor: Jason Humiston

When I joined the team:
I joined the staff at UDC in August, 2015

Background:
I have a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Grace College and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Grace Seminary.

Family:
My wife Kristen and I were married on January 12, 2002.  We have been blessed with six children: Isaiah, Elijah (Eli), Kayliah, Micah, Azariah (AJ), and Josiah.

Random Fact:
I enjoy hanging out with my family.  I also enjoy helping coach my kids' sports teams and playing golf and most other sports that involve a ball.  I have never ridden on a roller coaster.
Email: jason@upperdeercreek.com



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.
 


Meet our Deacons!  We have a spiritually strong group of Deacons that support our staff. They are Mark Chambers, Kent Chism, Jonathan Eller, John Robison, Zach Walker, Sam Baker, Josh Johnson, and Josh Boxell.  If you would like to talk with one of them, feel free to contact the church to be put in touch.