Illuminate Muncie Foursquare

Illuminate Muncie Leadership

Our goal as the Illuminate Muncie Team is to serve and equip our church in carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ in Muncie.
Here are some brief stories of who we are and how we got here.

Brenton Hill

Lead Pastor

Brenton’s #MyWhyMuncie
It’s been a journey – let’s just start with that! I have made it my life mission to say “YES!” to God at every chance. I haven’t always done everything right or perfect, but I have learned that the Lord is patient with me, and will continue to refine me until the day He calls me home. I am committed to that refinement whatever it looks like.

I was called by the Lord into ministry at the age of 13, however, I didn’t enter into that calling until the Lord had refined me for 13 more years. My wife and I started out as jr. high youth pastors which turned into jr/sr high youth pastors within the year.  I worked managing an asphalt plant in Portland, OR during the day and then the afternoons would be spent on my passions to serve the Lord through the church. Summers were difficult because it was asphalt busy season.  Often times I would have to work 80 + hours a week.  Knowing that was not what I was going to do for the rest of my life, my wife and I began praying with our pastors about a full time ministry role.  Faithfully, we prayed for two years as I continued to manage the asphalt plant and led the youth group.
One Sunday afternoon, I received a call from our pastor.  Her dad had called and was looking for someone to lead the youth group at a church in Muncie, IN.  He had asked if she knew anyone, and immediately she gave him our names.  When we got the call, it was an answer to prayer. We made the move to Indiana within a month and began leading the youth. Five years later the pastor retired and we were chosen to lead the church.  What an honor to lead God’s people.  We will continue to say “YES!” to the Lord and His calling wherever He takes us.
There is a lot more, but that’s the story of how we got to Indiana.  We have grown to love this city.  Recently, we purchased a home from the city to renovate.  It has become a picture to us of what God wants to do in our city – take the things falling apart from the pressures of life and bring restoration to them through the love and power of Jesus Christ.  We have a passion for the city of Muncie and the people who live here.

Aaron and Salina Gordon

Family Pastors

The Gordon’s #MyWhyMuncie
Coming Soon!

Allie Craycraft

Assisting Pastor

Jody Michel

Assisting Pastor

Jody’s #MyWhyMuncie
God is so good!! I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior over 20 years ago. I did not grow up serving Christ but as soon as I gave my life to Him, that all changed. Now knowing His love, I have a burning desire to bring others to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior so they too can be truly loved. Muncie Foursquare South was the first church He led me too and He has kept me there all these years. I have been learning, growing, and above all serving Him through the church, our community, and all
over the world.

I have been walking in His gifts with many opportunities to serve, teach, and preach the gospel but during a mission trip to Fiji, the Lord spoke to me personally, through His Word, and others encouraging me, to become a Foursquare pastor. I prayed and with encouragement and coaching from Brenton Hill, our Lead Pastor, that became official. Nothing is a surprise to our God; He knew the world was changing and He knew that some areas that I and the church serve in would require official credentials. My heart is open to follow my Good Shepard, Jesus Christ wherever He leads me.

Because of my past, the 30 years of my life before Christ, I have a special place for broken hearts who have no peace, feel alone, and often become bound up in addictions that lead to great loss and often incarceration. The following are excerpts from Isaiah 58 that I keep close to me as a list to remind me of how we can treat others and please GOD:

To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,

I could go on forever but: My God is an awesome God; He reigns eternally, He has blessed me in ways I can’t even express, and I get to be with Him now and forever. My goal is The Great Commission that Jesus himself gave, in short, to bring as many of his children to be with Him as absolutely possible!

Kaity and Nick Reigel

Next-Gen Leaders

The Reigel’s #MyWhyMuncie
Nick and Kaity Reigel have both had a ministry calling on their life from a young age. Nick is a missionary kid who's growing up years were split between living in Germany and Oregon. Kaity is a pastor's kid who was raised in Oregon. After graduating high school they both went off to Bible college. They both attended multiple colleges over the years and ended up at Northwest University in Salem Oregon at the same time.

Nick and Kaity met in September of 2020 and started dating in December of 2020. They went on to get married in August of 2021. Pastor Brenton Hill, Kaity’s Jr. High youth pastor from the time when he and Nicole were in Oregon, called the Reigel’s about moving to Muncie Indiana to help with children and youth ministries. The Reigels prayed and the Lord opened doors for them to not only move but to purchase a home in the Muncie area. They packed their bags and their puppy Maverick and made the cross country move to Muncie.

Nick and Kaity are overjoyed to be a part of the Illuminate Muncie Church team as Next-Gen Leaders. They have a heart for students to be discipled and equipped to share the Gospel and their faith with confidence and authority. Their goal is that students will receive salvation, know scripture, and carry out the calling God has placed on their life.

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Chris Matchett

Worship Leader

Chris’s #MyWhyMuncie
Coming Soon!