Meet Our Team

Mark & Janeen Wheeler

Lead Pastors

Mark and Janeen Wheeler have been the Pastors at Growing Faith Ministries since the Church started in October of 2019. The Wheelers were ordained by Christian International Asia in June 2003 and became Associate Pastors at Yomitan International Church in Okinawa, Japan, for 9 years while Mark was working for the US Air Force as a civilian employee. In 2013, Mark retired from his Civil Service Position and the Wheeler's stayed in Okinawa for two additional years as full time missionaries/associate pastors., ministering to American, Japanese and Filipino Christians in Okinawa. The Wheelers have also participated in and led several Medical and Dental Mission Trips in the Philippines, Cambodia and one to Columbia. The Wheelers retired and moved to Missouri in January of 2017 to help farm but answered God's call to pastor once again. Mark and Janeen have two sons, one daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

Mitchell Kirby

Worship Leader

Born and raised in Troy Missouri, Mitchell has had a passion for worship since he was a teenager. After studying Pipe Organ at Wheaton College in Wheaton Illinois he moved back to Missouri and has been involved in full-time music ministry ever since. Throughout his life Mitchell has had the opportunity to serve at several churches and is dedicated to developing Spirit-led worship leaders in the St Louis area. Mitchell has been a member of the staff at Growing Faith Ministries since June of 2021 and is looking forward to seeing what God has in store!

Kathryn Shipley

Worship Leader

Kathryn, also known as "KShip", has been involved with leading worship at many area churches since 2011. Kathryn is also a Nashville Recording artist and loves  recording her two favorite genres of Country and Christian music. Late in 2022, Kathryn formed a band called “About the Journey” with some of her local worship friends, including Mitchell Kirby. As a solo Christian and Country artist, Kathryn has been blessed with receiving many awards for her music. Kathryn also loves to volunteer for many different causes and raising her granddaughter Kadis. Originally from Louisiana, Missouri, Kathryn currently has her roots in Saint Charles, Mo.

Beth Davis

Children's Ministries

Bio coming soon!

Christi Miller

Volunteer Coordinator

Bio coming soon!