Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Redeemer is led by men who have been set apart for service as Elders.  These men must meet the biblical qualifications to serve (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9) and must desire to serve the church in this way (1 Peter 5:1-5).  They provide ongoing spiritual oversight for the church. Redeemer is also served by men who function as Deacons.  These men also must be qualified to serve (Acts 6: 1-6, Timothy 3:8-13).  Deacons care for the operational needs of the church while also seeking to help those in the church who are facing hardship.


Tim Friesen

Married to Debbie since 1981 Father of: Sarah (married to Matt), Michael (married to Erin), David (married to Meredith), Elizabeth (married to Zach), and Ben Profession: Sales Manager, Fidelity National Information Services Lived in Little Rock since 1984 While I’m confident that God saved me, I am not sure if it was as a five year old or following our first year of marriage. Tim says: “Sunday is the highlight of my week. I pray that God will continue to grant…
Elder, Associate Pastor

Matt Gurney

Married to Jen since 2001 Children: Noah, Tucker, Taylor, Nora Profession: Associate Pastor at Redeemer Community ChurchMoved to Little Rock in 2016 Matt was born and raised in South Florida and Graduated from seminary in 2016. After 15 years of ministering to students and developing small groups as a side emphasis, God laid on my heart to pursue full time work with people of all ages in more of a church planting environment. My hope for Redeemer is that we grow together…

Rick Houk

Married to Karen since 1975 Father of: Jonathan (married to Spring), David (married to Tabitha), Bethany, Christopher (married to Mandi), Katie, and Melody (married to Elijah). Profession: Rheumatology Physician Lived in Little Rock since 1988 Rick became a Christian in 1968 while in High School. Rick says: “I am delighted to serve at RCC, a dear group of folks with a passion to worship, grow, and serve the Lord of the Gospel. We all have gifts to build up the body…
Elder, Teaching Pastor

Bob Lepine

Married to Mary Ann since 1979 Father of: Amy (married to Jack), Katie (married to Elliott), James (married to EA), John (married to Katie), and David (Married to Maggie).Lived in Little Rock since 1992   Bob became a Christian in 1977 while in college at the University of Tulsa. Bob says “I’m excited about what God is doing at RCC and about what He has for our church in the future as we continue to stay focused as a church on…
Elder Emeritus

Jim McMurry

Married to Terry since 1973 Father of: Megan Profession: Retired Lived in Little Rock since: 1989 Jim became a Christian by the grace of God in January 1992. Jim says: “It’s my prayer that RCC will stand as a beacon to the truth of the gospel in an ever-darkening world. I am thankful that we are a Bible-believing church that desires to honor Christ from the heart, and that our lives reflect His grace and mercy manifesting itself in our sacrificial love…

Mike Morledge

Married to Terry since 1983 Father of: Heather (married to Jason Lapp), Claire (Married to Heath Thompson), Laura (Married to Kendall White), Molly (Married to Tate Barber), and David (Married to Christine). Profession: Ministry Representative for Revive Our Hearts Lived primarily in Little Rock since 1977 I’m not certain that I can pinpoint an exact time when I came to saving faith in Christ, but I praise Him that I have known Him for many years. Mike says: “I pray that…

Chad Donley

Married to Wendy since 1996 Father to: Four daughters, age 11 to 19 Profession: Director of Supply Chain, FamilyLife Our family relocated to Little Rock from Ohio in 2005 to serve full-time as missionary staff with FamilyLife. Wendy and I have a shared desire to see the gospel applied in everyday life, especially as God provides us with opportunities to walk alongside hurting couples in a peacemaking capacity. We’ve been with Redeemer since 2011.

Jeff Fehlberg

Married to Sue since 1986 Father to: Kelsey and Carly Profession: Account Manager Our family came from a large congregation in California where it was easy to be just a face in the crowd. After moving to Little Rock in 2010 we found Redeemer, and immediately felt at home. We have grown deep relationships at Redeemer, and encourage everyone to live life together by attending one of the mid-week small group meetings. We feel God’s love through the relationships we have…

Randall Van Den Berghe

Married to Cyndi since 1979 Father to: Kara (married to Shane Zercher), Jordan, and Emily (married to Andrew Jensen)Profession: I was born in San Antonio, TX in the late 50’s. I came to know our Lord in the mid 80’s, when I finally realized that my plans for my life were not God’s plans. He used children, or the lack of them, to show me that “The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs…
Director, Children’s and Women’s Ministry

Jen Gurney

Jen grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi in a home that regularly went to church and had high levels of involvement but missed some regular chances for discipleship. In her eighth grade year, Jen was led to Christ by her sister who had always been good to ask serious and deep questions about what following Jesus was really about. Jen was very involved in ministry in high school at both her church and in school. But during her junior year in…
Pastoral Associate of Student Discipleship

Cole Perkins

Married to Hannah since 2019 I was born and raised in Tampa, FL and became a follower of Jesus in middle school. Ever since then, God has given me a real heart for gospel-centered discipleship. I graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018. My wife and I love Redeemer Community Church and its students. I only wish to see students become disciples of Jesus who make disciples for Jesus.

Kendall White

Married to Laura White since 2014. Father of : Beckett, Violet & Henry Profession: Electrical Engineer, Southwest Power Pool Born and raised in Little Rock I am thankful to serve at Redeemer. My hope is that we would love Jesus, rejoice in his saving work and that unbelievers would come to saving faith.

Chase Melton

Married to Kinsey since 2014 Father of: Nash, Maggie Profession: Bennett Bros. Stone co.  I came to know the Lord in college, and by His grace found my way to a healthy church where I saw godly men serving faithfully. After graduating and getting married, Kinsey and I searched for that same example of a church in central Arkansas. Now I’m blessed with an opportunity to serve Gods people in a biblical church. Being apart of this church is an…