Joshua 3:5 “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

                              Cory Kitch, Senior Pastor                               

Cory grew up in Scott City, KS  He was ordained in the North American Baptist Church and also served as a pastor in Converge (AKA Baptist General Conference).  One of his greatest passions is biblical, Christ-centered, expository preaching because he believes it is God’s Word that grows the church.  Another great passion is one-on-one small group discipleship. He believes the purpose of ministry is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus.

Tristan, wife to Cory, was raised in Iowa.  She is a RN by trade and married her best friend in 2009. They have five children, Grayson, Gillian, Sulley, Mallory  and Ella.

Brandon Pedersen, Family Pastor

Brandon was called to Discovery because of our shared beliefs and a desire to focus more of his energy into local church ministry. He’s very excited about the idea of being able to minister to students from a very young age and then all the way through high school. He also has a big heart for seeing parents equipped to minister to their kids. 

Brandon received his Masters from Redeemer Theological Seminary. Brandon is also currently on hiatus from a doctoral program with Westminster Theological Seminary. Should he feel called to return he would only be two classes short of earning his Doctorate in Biblical Counseling. 
Erin, Brandon’s wife, grew up in South Dakota and is a music education major by trade.  Brandon and Erin have six children,  Noah, Jonathon, Abigail, Samuel, Jael, and Gideon.
Ministry Experience:
   Grace Baptist Church, Vermillion, SD, Campus Pastor
    Equip Campus Ministries, Vermillion, SD. & Brookings, SD. 
  South Dakota State University — Business Economics, 2007    Redeemer Theological Seminary — Masters of Arts in  Religion, 2011 

Elder Board

Our elder board recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ. Our elder board consists of Senior Pastor Cory Kitch,  Pastor Brandon Pedersen, Jeff Herron, and Dave Hofer.