Pastor Rod McCoy

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On July 11, 1975 at a Young Life meeting in Santa Rosa, Ca., Rod responded to the Gospel and went on to serve with Young Life as a counselor and speaker. Janel was raised in a believing home and remembers responding more personally to Jesus at age 11. In June of 1978, Rod and Janel were married and following the call to vocational ministry, headed off to Bethel College and Seminary in St Paul, MN. where Rod earned a Bachelors in Bible and Theology and Janel a PHT (putting hubby through). After a couple years internship and seminary plus daughter #1, Sarah Grace; then 4 years in the Air Force and daughter #2, Lydia Faith; they joined Wycliffe Bible translators and worked toward degrees in linguistics. They went on to serve for a short time in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu as Bible translators

Over the next 20 years, Rod served as a youth, associate and executive pastor in three churches while adding daughters #3, Abigail Hope and #4, Bethany Joy and later 6 grand children to the tribe.

Through the years of study and service God has blessed by taking them to work on short term trips to, South Africa, Swaziland, Brazil, Slovakia, China and Mexico. After several years in the Pacific Northwest, Rod especially is happy to be in AZ for the sun, and both are blessed to be serving the family at Two Rivers Church.