STAFF

PASTORAL TEAM

Dr. Mark T. Goodman
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Dr. Mark T. Goodman

Senior Pastor

 

Dr. Mark T. Goodman came to pastor Rabbit Creek Church in June 2008. Mark was raised in Arlington, Texas. He earned his bachelor's Degree from Baylor University and his Master's Degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School. He has served in vocational ministry for twenty-nine years.

Mark and his wife, Vonda Kay, have one daughter and two sons. He enjoys hanging out with his family, a good game of racquetball and a scenic hike in beautiful Alaska.

To contact Dr. Goodman, you may write to him at: mark@rabbitcreekchurch.org

Dr. Mark T. Goodman

Senior Pastor

Cory Pepiton
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Cory Pepiton

Student Pastor & Huffman Campus Pastor

 

Cory came to Rabbit Creek Church in August 2010, from Tyler, Texas where he had served as Associate Pastor for five years. Prior to that he served in Christian Camping for eight years in Louisiana, New Mexico, Maryland and Arkansas.

Cory graduated from Louisiana College and studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Wayland Baptist University.

Cory and his wife Lori, have been married since 1996. They have four children: Aubrey, Heather, Asher and Ella. These "Forever" four children are joined by a varying but always amazing group of foster children who deepen their experience of family, grace and constantly teach them more about the truth of our Heavenly Father's love.
Cory loves cooking, camping, coffee and is an admitted technology "geek." Among his favorite authors are Brennan Manning, Stu Webber, Donald Miller, Peter Rollins, Henri Nouwen and Phillip Yancy. Favorite bands include Needtobreate, John Mayer, Over the Rhine and the Gray Havens.

To contact Cory, you may write to him at: cory@rabbitcreekchurch.org

Cory Pepiton

Student Ministry and Coordinating Pastor

Henry Couser
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Henry Couser

Executive Pastor

 

Henry Couser came to Rabbit Creek Church in December 2015. Before moving to Alaska, he was a missionary in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Prior to that, he served as the Executive and Missions Pastor at Noonday Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. Henry also has an extensive military, law enforcement and business background.

Both Henry and his wife, Jane, are originally from Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Virginia, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and at Notre Dame University in Cap Haitien. Henry and Jane have been married since 1981. They have two grown daughters.

While Henry enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and many other outdoor activities, his real passion is telling people about Jesus. Because of his very diverse background, Henry has been able to travel all over the world sharing his faith and introducing thousands of people to Jesus - including one very famous baseball player. Just ask him to show you the names recorded in his Bible and enjoy a cup of coffee listening to the adventures!

To contact Henry, you may write to him at: henry@rabbitcreekchurch.org

Henry Couser

Executive and Life Groups Pastor

Lori Pepiton
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Lori Pepiton

Children's Pastor

 

Lori and her family claimed Alaska as home in August 2010 and haven't looked back. She earned her BS in Management and Marketing from Louisiana College where she met her husband, Cory, and is currently working on a Children's Pastor's certification through INCM & Bethal Seminary. Cory & Lori married in 1996 and have four forever children, plus a few for-a-ittle-while ones they love during their time together as a foster family.

Lori's faith journey began in her Christian home growing up and she loves partnering with families on their journeys. She also really enjoys spending time with her family and friends laughing, playing, and eating good food. Cleaning, not so much.

To contact Lori, you may write to her at: lori@rabbitcreekchurch.org

Lori Pepiton

Children and Families Pastor

Josh Travis
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Josh Travis

Worship & Outreach Pastor

 

After six years of military service Josh found himself volunteering in a local church. He soon answered the Lord's call into vocational ministry as the Pastor of Youth. During this time, he met and married Christina. Josh and Christina are blessed with a son and a daughter. Josh joined the Rabbit Creek Church team in 2017. Josh is an avid fisherman but most of all he enjoys his wife and children! He strives to see our community reached with the Gospel through small groups and personal evangelism.

To contact Josh, you may write to him at: josh@rabbitcreekchurch.org

Josh Travis

Worship and Satellite Campus Pastor

Sony Meas
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Sony Meas

Cambodia Campus Pastor

 

Sony Meas began serving as the Pastor of Way of Hope Church, a Rabbit Creek Church campus located in Cambodia, in 2018. Prior to that he served as a Youth Pastor with True Way of Life Church for two years. He also worked as a social worker for six years, and with Mercy Team International/OM Cambodia.

Sony’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Rural Development Management. He also completed courses in Bible Leadership training, Bible Child Development training, and many other Bible study courses.

Sony married his wife, Kim, in 2011 and they have two daughters. His vision for the future is to see the number of believers in Cambodia grow, for the poor of Cambodia to have food, and for the children to be able to go to school.

To contact Sony, you may write to him at: nymeas@gmail.com

Sony Meas

Cambodia Campus Pastor

SUPPORT TEAM

Flo Benton

Huffman Campus Administrative Assistant

Drew Bleakley

Jr. High Ministry Assistant & Creative Arts Director

Robin Covington

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kathy Haberman

Administrative Assistant

Nikki Palmer

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Jonathan Weedin

Hillside Campus Worship Leader

Heather Mount

Huffman Campus Worship Leader

CHURCH STYLE

At Rabbit Creek Church, you can expect a friendly atmosphere and casual dress, with a contemporary worship band ready to celebrate, fun activities and Bible study for children, and a biblical message that helps guide your life. We think church should be enjoyable for everyone.

Equipping people to live their everyday lives for Christ.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” (Romans 12:1, MSG)

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OUR PURPOSE

Equipping people to live their everyday lives for Christ.

 

So, here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Romans 12:1 (MSG)

OUR ESSENTIAL BELIEFS

 

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all people.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

About the Bible

The Bible is God's word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error, for its matter. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.

About Humankind

All people are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. They are the supreme object of God's creation. Because of our sin, we have separated ourselves from God and live with the disposition to sin.

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin's penalty. Living in salvation begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ by faith and turns from sin in sincere repentance.

MINISTRY PARTNERS

REASONABLE FAITH APOLOGETICS ANCHORAGE CHAPTER

ALASKA BAPTIST RESOURCE NETWORK

WAY OF HOPE

CHOSEN

BIRCHWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

COMMUNITY PREGNANCY CENTER

CHURCH OF THE NATIONS

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