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Who We Are

we're a local community
We are a local community of Christians

We live in the Staples and Motley area. We send our kids to the same schools, shop the same stores, and drive the same streets. Chances are that you already know many of us. 

We have learned that coming together as believers in Jesus is a great help to us in our daily lives. We are convinced that belonging to a church family can be just as meaningful to you.

We are part of a world-wide movement

The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a Christ-centered, global movement of more than 6 million Christians. Our international family of churches is inspired by Jesus’ love and empowered by His Spirit to passionately take the good news of Jesus to our neighborhoods and our world.

Check out the 2018 Impact Report.

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what we believe

What we believe

We believe in Jesus

Jesus is at the very center of all that we believe and do. We want to know Him better and grow to become more like Him every day. 

We believe the gospel

We believe that God sent Jesus to die for our sins and that He rose again as Savior of all. Those who turn to Him in faith are forgiven of all their sins and receive His gift of eternal life. This is the good news at the heart of all we do and proclaim.

We believe the Bible

The Bible is God's Word, inspired and true. It is our standard for what we believe and how we live.

If you would like to know more about what we believe, you can read our full statement of faith.

Meet Our Staff
Meet our staff

Zach Jones

Lead Pastor

Pastor Zach comes to Minnesota from Colorado and Wyoming. Growing up in a loving Christian home, Zach came to know Christ at a young age and felt a call to ministry when he was a senior in high school. Zach moved to Minnesota to attend Crown College where he earned a Bachelor's in Pastoral Leadership and his Master's degree in Ministry Leadership. Zach also met and married his wife, Haley, while at Crown. After both graduating, the Joneses returned to Colorado to live in Fort Collins. During that time, Zach served as a pastor at a small Alliance Church in nearby Cheyenne, WY. 


Zach and Haley both share a passion for missions and reaching the lost in hard to reach places. Together, they have spent many years overseas in various locales and cultures. It was through serving overseas that Zach and Haley both discovered their passion for ministry.


In his spare time Zach enjoys getting outdoors, enjoying a cup of coffee, disc golfing, playing board games, cooking exotic foods, and reading a good book. 


His favorite authors include Dallas Willard, Timothy Keller, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ed Stetzer, Jonathan Haidt, and Skye Jethani.

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Jonny Olson

Associate Pastorsenior pastor

Pastor Jonny comes to Minnesota from Southern Wisconsin. Having grown up in a Christian home, Jonny came to know Jesus as Lord in Elementary school. Continuing to grow in his faith through middle and high school, Jonny loved being a part of the youth group, sports, theater, summer camps, band and mission trips during this time.


After graduating High School, Jonny was called into ministry, attending a School of Ministry in Fond Du Lac, WI. Jonny graduated the program with a certificate of Pastoral Ministry with a focus in Children’s Ministries. Jonny served for 3 years as the Children’s Pastor in Breckenridge, MN.

During his time in Breckenridge Jonny met his wife, Lisa, and they married in 2016. In 2016 Jonny moved to Iowa to work as the Youth Pastor at an Alliance church. In March of 2022, Jonny, Lisa and their daughter, Violetta, moved to Staples MN.

In Jonny’s spare time you will find him spending time with his family, in the wood shop (humbly trying to make something that won’t break), playing video games, hunting, or painting miniatures for tabletop games.

Some of Jonny’s favorites are Jazz music, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Brandon Sanderson books, and swimming.

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