Meet the Pastors – The Gimpel Family

In October of 2018, Chris and Tracy Gimpel and their daughter, Melinda, began driving to Sidney, Ohio to serve as pastors of The Lifeway Pentecostals of Sidney. Pastor Chris Gimpel’s ability to preach with great anointing and his burden for outreach will take Lifeway Pentecostals of Sidney to the next level. Pastors Chris and Tracy Gimpel have great aspirations for what God will to do at The Lifeway Pentecostals of Sidney.

Pastor Chris Gimpel has served in many positions in the Ohio District United Pentecostal Church, including Youth Secretary/Treasurer and Secretary/Treasurer of the Home Missions Division. In May of 2019, Pastor Gimpel was elected as Evangelist Coordinator for the Ohio District

Tracy Gimpel enjoys serving beside her husband. Raised in a pastor’s home, Tracy has been in ministry most of her life. She keeps busy with her own business at Capstone Digital Marketing, leading worship, teaching, writing, and taking care of her family and four miniature schnauzers. In 2018, Tracy received her local ministerial license in the Ohio District UPCI, and she considers it an honor to serve alongside her husband to pastor in Sidney. Tracy loves people and is passionate about most anything that comes her way. 

Melinda Gimpel is the youngest of three siblings and a Marietta College graduate, with her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication. She works at Capstone Digital Marketing as the Creative Director. Melinda plays the keyboard, sings, and teaches Sunday School.

From the flatlands of Nebraska, Pastor Gimpel left his homeland to join his wife in serving with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Wilbur White, who served as pastor in Coshocton, Ohio for thirty years. A bi-vocational pastor, Pastor Gimpel received his Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zane State College while also working full time as a draftsman and serving in the church.

After serving in Coshocton for 26 years, the Gimpel family moved to Marietta, Ohio to pastor New Life Pentecostals. Pastor Gimpel continues to work as a draftsman, but his true calling is to serve as pastor of The Lifeway Pentecostals of Sidney. “Ministering to others and serving the church is what brings me the greatest fulfillment,” says Pastor Gimpel. “While I need my ‘day job’ to meet our earthly needs, serving others through teaching, preaching, and fellowship is the true call of my heart.”

Your Pastors in Sidney, Ohio

The Gimpel family loves people, and we are here for you! If you have questions about services, parking, support, salvation, or anything else, contact us today. As your Sidney OH pastors, we look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you’ll come visit us soon!

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