John Stover serves as an elder and the pastor of Genesis The Church. John is a bible-teaching pastor who desires for all to know Christ and make him known. In addition to his pastor duties, John oversees the Christian education of the church. His philosophy of ministry is that the body gathers for edification, and scatters for evangelism.
John and Joanne Stover grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After meeting in high school they became sweethearts, and shortly after graduation were engaged and later married. As partners in marriage for forty years now they have faithfully served their Lord and His people. Before starting their family, John was employed as a structural and ornamental ironworking in local union, #3, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After coming to know Christ as Savior, John received degrees from Dallas Bible College (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D.Min). As partners in marriage for forty years now, they have faithfully served their Lord as pastor and wife for over twenty‐five years in ministry and raised two children who both love the Lord. The Lord has blessed them with five grandchildren. John also serves as an Associate Professor and formerly as Coordinator of Mentoring at Somerset Christian College in Zarephath, New Jersey, where he has taught courses in New Testament, Old Testament, Hermeneutics, Capstone I, Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Spiritual Life, Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Stover now serves as pastor of Genesis The Church, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Dave Lazarony began serving as elder in 2012. Dave and his wife, Mary, have been a part of Genesis The Church since 2008 and have been serving the Lord for over 30 years. Dave’s passion is the Word of God and through teaching and preaching he encourages others to read and apply it to their daily lives.
Kirby Addison was called into the service of the Lord over 20 years ago as a young man. His passion is to follow Christ, and to help others follow Christ as well. Kirby, his wife, Bernadette, and their children, have been with Genesis The Church since 2006. God has given Kirby an enthusiam for strong Christ-centered marriages and relationships. Kirby currently serves as the treasurer of Genesis, as well as the Worship team leader.
David Shook was called as an elder of the church since its beginning. He and his wife Nicki are very excited to see Genesis The Church reaching out to the community. David serves as head of the Elder Board. Together, he and his wife serve as the Youth leaders.