Our Lead Pastors, Gary and Shirley Bohanon, began their ministry together in January of 1969. They entered full-time ministry as Youth Pastors and in the intervening years have served as associate pastors, senior pastors and missionaries.
In the summer of 2017 Gary and Shirley Bohanon returned from six years of ministry in Rwanda, Africa not knowing what their next season of ministry would look like. While in Rwanda they had purchased some land near Blanchard and proceeded with plans to build their home there. Toward the end of 2017 they were made aware of some of the spiritual needs in the area and began investigating the possibility of planting a church.
In January of 2018 weekly team building meetings were started and on October 7, 2018 The Place Church was launched. The Bohanon's are committed to sharing the message that every person is loved, wanted and has a God-given purpose in life that will bring fulfillment to the person and blessing to the world.
Gary and Shirley Bohanon
Tim and Barbara have been married since August 1, 2005 and have a passion to reach and disciple others. Tim graduated from Central Bible College in 1980 and served as an associate pastor in Massachusetts. Tim's path led him into the business world and eventually to start an Internet Access Company. The passion and purpose behind that company was "to have a company that would testify to God's Goodness and Provision and to be a light for Him in the business community.
Tim's passion is to teach and see the sheep mature into their own gifting and ministry through one-on-one discipleship. To that end, Tim teaches the Sunday morning discipleship class and mentors others in meetings during the week. His Life Mission Statement is "To know Jesus and help others come to know Him!"
Barbara teaches at a local Christian School and has a passion to see broken lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a special place in her heart for those battling and overcoming addictions as she personally reaches out to provide support for those individuals. The Place Church is blessed by this great TEAM.
Tim and Barbara Kilkenny
"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;" Philippians 3:10 (KJV)