Church Staff

Michael Young – Senior Pastor

Our pastor was born and grew up in Los Angeles California and the surrounding area while his wife of 38+ years, Sherri, grew up in the Orange County suburb of La Mirada. Pastor and Sherri met while they were still in high school and were married in 1975. They have three adult children. Pastor was on active duty in the Air Force for 6 ½ years. It was in the Air Force years that Pastor and Sherri were saved and called to full time Christian ministry. After leaving the Air Force Pastor went to Bible College in Indiana. He began pastoring in January 1984 while still in college and has pastored ever since. He has pastored four churches. One in Illinois, one in Ohio, started a church in Kansas, and here in Sterling Colorado. Pastor came to Sterling in early 2000.

Ken Marlow – Assistant Pastor

Our assistant pastor, Ken Marlow, was born and raised in central Missouri. He grew up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of 12. Frances, his wife, grew up in Yuma, Arizona and was saved at the age of 13. They met at Baptist Bible College and were married in 1971. Later that year they moved to Sterling Colorado where Bro. Ken became the assistant pastor. Ken and Frances have two adult children. Ken has served as the assistant pastor since 1971.

Brian Ricker – Youth Pastor

Our youth director was born in Wyoming, where his family lived until he was fifteen. They then moved to Colorado where he finished high school. Following the call to preach, he then went to Bible college at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his second year of college he met Alicia. Upon graduating college in 2008, he followed God’s leading, and the invitation of Pastor Young. Later that year Brian and Alicia were married. Their oldest child, Audrey, was born in September of 2011, and were excited to have God add another member to their family with Malachi in June of 2013. God has since blessed them with Harlow in March of 2016.