Carthage Nazarene Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Carthage Nazarene is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Dustin Ledford

    Senior Pastor

    Dustin has served as senior pastor at Carthage since January 2006. His heart is to reach the lost and be used for the building of God's kingdom. He is an alumnus of Mid-America Nazarene University.


    Dustin enjoys four-wheeling, snow-skiing, and horseback riding. He has been married to Kara since 1991. They have three children, Riley, Kaley, and Reed. 




  • John Teel

    Worship Arts Pastor

    John started as Pastor of Worship and Outreach at Carthage in 2010.

    He has served churches in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. For John, worship is an important part of helping people serve and connect to the Lord and others. John is an alumnus of Southern Nazarene University.


    John enjoys working in his yard and spending time with family and friends. He loves Mexican food and says that life is always better with a little frosting!  He and his wife Moneita have one son Chandler and precious daughter-in-law Amber. They have an awesome grandson, Sawyer and two beautiful daughters, Mallorie and Madison. 

  • Brianna Morrison

    Childrens ministries

    Bri joined our staff in July in 2013, after graduating from Mid-America Nazarene University.  She is married to Michael, who is a junior high math teacher for Carthage Junior High.  Bri has a passion for children to find their place in God's story and become the leaders God created them to be.


    In her spare time she likes to work on Pinterest projects and try new recipes in the kitchen, even if it gets messy!  She enjoys playing games with her Young Adult Connect Group, shopping, any thing leopard print, and listening to music.  She may also believe that chocolate is one of the main food groups.


  • Arodi sanchez

    Cross cultural Ministries

    Arodi is our newest staff member. He has been here since March 2014. He is an alumnus of Mid-America University. Arodi is passionate about preaching, discipleship, theology, and spiritual formation. 


    Arodi was born and raised as a pastor's kid in the Dominican Republic. He married "el amor de su vida" Chrystalynn in August of 2012. They have two sons, Hunter and Soren. He loves history, baseball, ESPN, rice and beans, the beach, and strawberries.   



  • Terrin Garber

    Student Ministries

    Terrin is the newest member of the staff (March 2017).  He is an alumnus of Mid-America Nazarene University and is married to his beautiful bride Reagan, who is medical school at the new KCU-Joplin Campus.  Terrin has a passion for Student and Family Discipleship!


    Terrin LOVES to fish and play sports.  He is a former three-sport athlete at Carthage High School and played college baseball.  He claims that he "outkicked his coverage" by convincing Reagan to marry him. Once you meet her, you will know why!!