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; they have two children and three grandchildren.

RockyKellyEditRocky Coffin – Pastor • Rocky also works as an advertising copywriter and graphic artist for a consortium of radio stations.  He pastored a small country church in Gemmell, MN, for seven years; before that he was an elder of Christian Life Fellowship in Bemidji, a pastor-at-large on the campus of Bemidji State University, and spent part of ten summers as a counselor/speaker at Deeper Life Bible Camp of Blackduck, MN.  He’s been married to Kelly since 1986; they have three sons and one daughter-in-law.

BobEditBob McKeown Worship Director
Bob is a long-time elementary teacher at Horace May Elementary School in Bemidji.  He plays guitar, leads singing, and writes songs, but he really loves when he can be the drummer!  He is married to Kathy; they have three sons and one daughter-in-law.

BruceWandaEditWanda Willard Office Administrator
Wanda also does bookkeeping and administrative tasks for two businesses in Bemidji.  She lives on a farm with her husband, Bruce.  They have six sons, five daughters-in-law, ten grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.

JoelEditJoel Britt – Facilities Director
– our mighty man of maintenance, custodial care, and general upkeep of the building and property.