Gil McConnell - LEAD PASTOR


God saved me at age 16. Since then, he has mercifully guided me through

the twists and turns of life. Along the way, God gave grace to earn degrees

from Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and Southern Seminary

in Louisville, KY. I served for 14 years as the Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mounds View. Then, the Lord called us to serve his church at Meadow Creek in 2019. My precious bride, JoAnna, and I have five children and love to help people find their joy in

Jesus. I also enjoy God's gifts of music, laughter, and time with my family. 


  • nathan colestock

    Assistant for Youth and Family Ministry


    God mercifully called me from darkness to light in high school. Early in my college career he guided me to pursue vocational ministry. He's given me grace to earn a degree from Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, IA and now I attend Bethlehem Seminary in Minneapolis. My lovely wife Maddie and I have one little girl. I love nothing more than to teach and equip God's people to love him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. I also enjoy music, board games, hiking, reading, writing, and sunsets over the lake at our cabin.

  • Lisa howse

    worship Service Coordinator


  • Tammy Anderson

    Administrative Assistant