Five Rivers leadership

Take a moment to meet our ministry staff. 

Leading Pastors

  • Brian and his wife, Dawn, have been serving the Kingdom of Christ since they were married in 1994. They have three children (Shawn, Isaiah and Esther) and two grand-children (Foster and Finley). Brian left the corporate world and joined the ministry full-time as a youth pastor in 2001. He has also served as a worship pastor and lead pastor. Brian loves sports, especially college football and Nascar, and he is very involved in Classical Conversations Homeschooling as a Challenge Director working with high school students.  

  • Tracy and his wife, Beth, were married in 1992. They have three married children: Stephen (Nicki), Rebekah (Jordan), and Matthew (Monika) and two grand-children: J and Lijah. Tracy has been in full-time ministry since 1986. He has been a children’s pastor, family pastor, and lead pastor. He has taught graduate courses at Cincinnati Christian Seminary and written curriculum for Standard Publishing. Tracy has also raised club lambs and currently coaches other pastors in discipleship.

Ministry Staff

  • BETH WRIGHT - Communciations

    Beth and Tracy have been doing ministry together since their marriage in 1992. She is co-vocational and does accounting and Human Resources at a local business. She has served in youth, women’s, pregnancy crisis, communications, and care ministries. Beth has a passion for seeing unreligious people discover God’s love. 

  • KIM GASS - kids

    Kim, a preacher's kid, met her future husband John in youth group, married in 1987, and raised 3 daughters--Brandi, Chelsea, and Emily. Receiving her degree in elementary education from Wright State University, she has been involved in children's ministry in multiple churches in the Dayton, Ohio and Northern Virginia areas as well as leading in three previous churches. She treasures the time she gets to spend with friends and family, especially her husband, remodeling their home together. She believes teaching children about Jesus will change lives for eternity.

  • THOMAS SIAFA - Missions

    Thomas and his wife, Massah were married in 1985. They have four grown children: Konnah, Thomassine, Lazarus and Thomas Siafa, Jr. and eight grandchildren. They have lived in the United States since 1993 after immigrating to the United States from Liberia in the midst of a civil war in that country. Thomas is an ordained pastor and serves as the Global Missions Director for Five Rivers Church. He also runs an organization called Heart For Africa Ministries that plants churches and supports pastors in Liberia. In his spare time, Thomas loves to watch basketball and soccer.