WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE BELIEVE
Norwalk Alliance Church is part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. It began as a small movement of Christians led by A.B. Simpson in 1887 to preach about Jesus as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King, and completing His Great Commission, and now has grown into a movement of 6 million Christians in over 20,000 churches worldwide. In the United States, the Alliance has over 500,000 Christians in 2,000 churches. Norwalk Alliance Church is part of the Central District which covers eastern Ohio and all of West Virginia.
At Norwalk Alliance Church, we are currently focusing on four priorities:
Grow - Heart, Soul, Mind & Strength. Grow intentionally as followers of Jesus.
Go deeper in knowing and applying God's Word, the Bible.
Live Healthy Lives -Family, Relationships, Community, Self.
Go - We share Jesus and are connected to the work of the C&MA around the world.
Kevin was born in Holland as a British citizen, and grew up mostly in metro Washington D.C. His wife Karen was born in Aruba, and together with their four kids, the Seagers claim four different countries as their birthplaces. Kevin has 28 years of pastoral ministry experience, including twelve years of church planting in Spain.
Some of his favorite things include hiking, running, and hanging out with family and friends. He loves to teach the Bible and help people come to faith and be grounded in Jesus.
Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Worship
Jeff has been serving in pastoral ministry for 10 years - beginning in Camping Ministry at SpringHill Camp - Evart, MI -> South Baptist Church in Lansing, MI -> most recently in the C&MA at Westgate Chapel Toledo, OH.
Jeff studied psychology at Michigan State University (where he met his wife Diane) and went on to earn his Master in Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Jeff and Diane have 2 biological children, but also claim a "broader" family as they have done foster care and hosted an exchange student.
Jeff enjoys Bible nerd stuff, playing soccer, watching BIG 10 Sports; has a passion for music, and Jeep Wranglers. God has changed him deeply, and it is his joy to encourage others on their journey with the Lord.
Children's Ministry Director
Sarah Beard , our Children's Ministry Director, has a heart for leading kids to Christ through strong foundational Bible knowledge, music and worship, and focus on the Christian family.
Sarah loves to encourage kids to “SHOW Christ's love in their everyday encounters and build His Kingdom in every way possible.
Sarah has 3 children and a slew of critters that keep her running at home, while also impacting kids as she teaches dance.
Connie has been serving in church administration for 8 years. She lives in Norwalk with her husband of 30 years. They have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild.
Connie enjoys helping others and always greets you with a smile.