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. 


    Worship Arts Pastor

    Gabriel joined our team in June 2018.  Gabe feels that worship is an important part of helping people serve and connect to the Lord and others.  He served in Arkansas as Youth and Worship Pastor before moving to Carthage.

    He loves spending time with his wife, Anna, and daughter, Gabriana.  He enjoys the Razorbacks! ...and all sports.  Music is significant in his everyday life.

  • Kaleb wilson

    Childrens ministries

    Kaleb has been with us since April 2018.  His heart is to teach the Word of God to children so they will grow in their faith.    He enjoys worshiping with kids and teaching them new songs.

    He loves hanging out with his with friends and he is learning guitar and likes to play video games.

  • Terrin Garber

    Student Ministries

    Terrin has been on saff since 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!!

  • Arodi sanchez

    Cross cultural Ministries

    Arodi 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.   


    connection care

    Susan joined the staff of Carthage Nazarene in November 2018.  An alumnus of Ozark Christian College, she has a love for people and a desire to reflect Jesus through involvement in the lives of others with a life verse of Matthew 5:16.

    Early mornings, she can be found greeting students at Columbian Elementary on weekdays and Carthage Nazarene on Sundays.  She will invite you to join both these endeavors.  Her smile widens during interactions with people, especially when getting to share hospitality around her table, playing games, or at a Senior Lunch 'N Laugh.  Mission trips are a favorite, and she is up for most adventures, whether harmonizing with whoever starts a song, road trips, ziplines, or roller coasters.