Our Leadership

Steven Morris [elder, pastor]

Steven is first and foremost a Christian, a son of the living God, an unworthy servant and disciple of Jesus Christ, and a blessed member of the body of Christ, the Church. All of his Presbyterian and Reformed convictions and other secondary credentials pale in comparison to this one blessed reality of knowing, seeing, savoring, showing, and sharing the glory of God in Jesus Christ. Steven is also the husband of nearly three decades to his beloved wife, Karen, and a father to their five children. He is a theological/historical bibliophile, a lover of the Holy Scriptures, a passionate shepherd of God’s people (under Christ, the Chief Shepherd), an evangelist, an apologist, a pastoral counselor, an avid musician, a devotee of J.S. Bach, and a particularly pervasive partaker and purveyor of peculiarly piquant peppers (and alliteration). Having grown up in Austin, TX, Steven holds undergraduate degrees in English and History from the University of Texas at Austin, along with a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Steven is currently working in earnest toward certification in pastoral counseling with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Steven was called as an elder/pastor at Resurrection Church in 2016. 

Ashton Bandy [deacon]

Ashton is thankful to have been serving in the role of Deacon since 2022. He has attended the church since the early 2000’s, seeing the Lord bless and prosper the work in the Peoria area community. Child of the Father, husband to Jennifer, father to three children, and fellow laborer for the Kingdom, he also serves at Samaritan Ministries International and a variety of local groups involving homeschooling, pro-life, and neighborhood outreach. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University but believes that education is a life-long journey, desiring to see God’s blessings upon His people and learning every day to have the Gospel proclaimed in every sphere of life.