District Presbyter Don & Teresa Dennis
Pastor Don Dennis was elected as District Presbyter in March of 2016. He also serves as Pastor of Higher Praise in Swartz Creek. Over the years he has served as Pastor and in Denomination leadership such as District Bishop, Southern Missouri District and District Youth Director, Michigan District. Pastor Dennis has 4 children and several grandchildren.
District Youth Directors James & Jessica Gibson
James and Jessica Gibson was elected District Youth Director's in March 2016. They have been serving the body of Christ in various capacities since 2000. They have over 18 years of youth ministry expierence and served as Lead Pastors for 3 years in Dowagiac, Michigan. They coordinate statewide Pentecostal Church of God youth events, summer camps, and much more. James is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God and holds his degree in Social Work.
The Gibson's have 6 children: Martha, Marissa, Carlee, Jenna, Ava, Katherine and Lola (the yorkie:).
The Gibson's firmly believe that God is still calling out the youth of the land and have a strong desire to connect with local church leaders and partner together to win this Next-Gen for Jesus.
Michigan District Executive Team
District Bishop Dan & Barb Skirvin
Pastor Dan was elected as District Bishop of the Michigan District Pentecostal Church of God in September 2015. He has served as the District Secretary, District Assistant Office Administrator, and served at M-46 Tabernacle in Riverdale, MI, as Pastor for 29 years. He attended M.P.B.I. School of Ministry years ago, after receiving a Bachelor degree from Oral Roberts University. He completed the required ministry courses to receive a diploma from M.P.B.I., and then began teaching classes in the Study Series, and also many other electives. In 2008, Pastor Dan also received his Masters in Counseling from Central Michigan University.
Pastor Dan and his wife Barb have been married for 37 years, and raised many adopted children, and one biological son Ben. All of the children are now grown, and the Skirvin’s are blessed with grandchildren Ben and his wife, Vanessa, have one daughter named Riley.
District Secretary Will & Pat Markham
Will Markham was elected as the District Secretary for the Michigan District Pentecostal Church of God in September of 2015. He also serves as the Pastor for Revival Center in Cadillac, Michigan and has served there for 27 years. Their mission is to bless the children, the poor, and the saints. Revival Center has a powerful children and teen ministry, and they also hosts a community food pantry that reaches more than 1,000 people a month.
Pastor Will graduated from Michigan Pentecostal Bible Institute (M.P.B.I.) and then taught there for a number of years. Before Cadillac, he pastored at New Hope Tabernacle in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 7 years. Will and his wife, Pat, have been married for 44 years. They have three sons and 15 grandchildren.