Lead Pastor: Travis Barnett 
Email: travis @lansingfirstnaz.com 
 

In May of 2019, Pastor Travis accepted the call to be the Lead Pastor at Lansing First Church of the Nazarene and joined their team later that summer. He is a graduate of Huntington University with a B.A. in Philosophy and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Over the last eight years, he has served as a youth pastor and a lead pastor at churches in Central and Northeast Indiana.

Passionate to see the church bring Jesus’ kingdom to their community, Travis is driven to equip and empower the church to show the love and radical hospitality of Jesus. His preaching uses storytelling to connect people with the Word, displaying how the story of Christ intersects with and shapes our own.

Associate Pastor of Children & Families: Jesse Briles
Email: pastorjesse@lansingfirstnaz.com
 
Pastor Jesse Briles has served in pastoral ministry for more than ten years. He holds a B.A. in Children’s Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University and a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He began his ministry at Battle Creek First Church of the Nazarene in Michigan as a children’s pastor, and since then has served as a Senior Pastor in Spencer, West Virginia, and Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Pastor Jesse is passionate about serving children and families and helping them grow deeper in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible and in their relationship with Jesus.
Ministry Support: Jessie Lake 
Email: ministrysupport@lansingfirstnaz.com
 
Jessie focuses on the Women’s ministry at Lansing First. Jessie is a mom to two kids. She enjoys playing with her kids, cooking, and shopping. Jessie feels blessed to be serving in the church that she grew up in. She feels most blessed when she can help women come together and support each other through the craziness of life. 
Executive Director: Stephanie Pruitt & SDMI Superintendent: Dewayne Pruitt
Email: executivedirector@lansingfirstnaz.com
 
Dewayne and Stephanie  joined Lansing First in 2012. Dewayne serves as the Sunday School Superintendent.  Stephanie  is the Executive Director of the Childcare Center, First Nazarene Childcare & Learning Academy.  They have been married for 30 years and they have two children, Ashlee (Tony), Brittanie, and three grandchildren.  Both Stephanie and Dewayne have a love for Christ and passion for people.
 
 
 
Director of Worship Arts:
Danni Wihebrink
Email: danni@lansingfirstnaz.com
 
Starting in January 2020, Danni Wihebrink will be joining the Lansing First team as our Worship Arts Director. Danni grew up in Anderson, Indiana, serving and leading worship teams at several churches in the area. She loves to engage people of all ages in authentic worship and is truly excited to become a part of our church family as she continues to follow God’s calling on her life. Danni and her fiancé, Brett, got engaged in Lansing a few weeks ago and plan to marry in the Summer of 2020.
 
 
 
Church Board Secretary:
Kathy Schneider