Pastoral and Administrative Staff:


Steve Thompson Pastor
Steve was one of the founding elders of Mount Zion Church in 1985.  He was a math teacher in the Red Lake School School District before being called to pastor the church in 1995.  He is a Vietnam vet, and also a veteran of Bemidji’s “Friday Night Fellowship” in the heyday of the charismatic renewal in the 1970’s.  He’s been married to Candy since 1969; she worked as a nurse for many years before retiring in order to more fully serve the church alongside Steve.  They have two children and three grandchildren.

RockyKellyEditRocky Coffin – Pastor
Rocky also works as an advertising copywriter and graphic artist for a radio broadcasting company.  He pastored a small country church in Gemmell, MN, for seven years; before that he was an elder of Christian Life Fellowship in Bemidji, and a student ministry leader on the campus of Bemidji State University.  He’s been married to Kelly since 1986; Kelly works as an Early Childhood Family Education teacher in Blackduck and a PCA; she coordinates our Children’s Church program, runs the church rummage sales, tackles various building improvement projects, and oversees the weekly cleaning of the building.  They have three sons and one daughter-in-law.

BobEditBob McKeown Worship Director
Bob is a retired elementary school teacher.  He plays guitar and leads singing
(but would rather play the drums).  He has written many worship songs.  His wife Kathy is a substitute teacher and freelance photographer; they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.  On occasion, Bob and Kathy and their sons perform together as the McKeown family band, with a repertoire of oldies pop songs.

BruceWandaEditWanda Willard Office Administrator
Wanda also does bookkeeping and administrative tasks for a business in Bemidji, and helps oversee the family farm with her husband, Bruce.  They have six sons and daughters-in-law, and a dozen grandchildren.  On many Sundays, Wanda also plays keyboard for the worship team.