Our Ministry Team

Pastor Bob & Janet McLeod

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bob met Janet at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX and they married while in school in 1976. Pastor Bob received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Ministry from SAGU. They moved to Montana to pastor Christian Life Center in 1995 after pastoring in South Louisiana for 13 years. They have been lead pastors since 1982 and planted Northwest Family Fellowship in 2002. Pastor Bob and Janet McLeod have served in ministry for over 40 years. 

Pastor Mark & Nancy Jones

Family Pastor

Pastor Mark and Nancy met at Mark's home church, Evergreen Christian Community, in Olympia, WA. They were married in 2008 and decided to live in Great Falls. Pastor Mark and Nancy joined our staff in 2010 to work part-time in our Children's Ministry. Pastor Mark became full-time in 2012 as our Student Ministries Pastor. In 2015, Pastor Mark became our Family Pastor. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling in December of 2018 from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Nancy serves part-time on staff as our Media Director designing print and digital materials as well as maintaining our website, app, and social media accounts.

Pastor Jenni Buckley

Childrens Pastor

Pastor Jenni has been on staff as our Children's Pastor since 2015 and has been involved in children's ministry as a volunteer since she was 13. Pastor Jenni graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a Bachelor of Arts in Children and Family Ministries in 2017. In August of 2018, she married Cory Buckley and together they are committed to providing a wonderful learning experience for our children's ministry. She was born and raised in Great Falls and loves Montana.

Bruce & Debbie Steffani

Preschool Ministries

Debbie Steffani joined our staff in 2008 to assist in our Preschool Ministries. Bruce joined in 2010, and both have been an integral part of our ministries. Both have volunteered in children's and preschool ministries prior to joining as paid staff. Bruce and Debbie were raised in Great Falls, were married in 1979, and have lived here for many years.

Bill & Jo Shepherd

Senior Adult Ministries

Bill and Jo have been attending our church since the days of Bethel Assembly. They have volunteered in children's ministry, drama ministry, seniors ministry, and so much more! Bill joined our staff in 2015 to lead our Northwest of 50's group and minister to our seniors. Bill is retired from the Great Falls Police Department and Jo is retired from Benefis Health System. They were married in 1970 and have lived and worked in Great Falls for over 40 years. 

Stan & Del Ann Howard

Facilities & Administrative Assistant

DelAnn joined our staff in 2005 to assist in our office and is now the Administrative Assistant. Stan joined in 2009 to maintain our building and grounds. Stan is from California and has lived in Montana for over 30 years. DelAnn is a transplant from Houston, TX and moved to Montana right after marrying Stan in 2004. They love to adventure all around the state and the US as the visit their children and grandchildren.