David gruber

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Our Lead Pastor, David Gruber, graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1985 with a Double Major, Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Ministries and Bible.  From 2006-2019, he served as the Senior Pastor at WhiteRose Fellowship Church in Peoria, IL, a church that he helped plant in 2006 and where he served its people and community as their primary teacher, vision-caster and leader, with the church's goal always being to "Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples."  Prior to this he was the Senior Pastor at Mt. Olive Missionary Church, Peoria, IL (2001-2006), Senior Pastor at Oak Grove Missionary Church, Nappanee, IN (1998-2001), Executive Pastor at Northwoods Community Church, Peoria, IL (1992-1995), and Associate Pastor for Adult Ministries at Fellowship Missionary Church, Ft. Wayne, IN (1985-1992)  Diane also graduated from Ft. Wayne Bible College with a Double Major, Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education and Bible.  She is a Paraprofessional and has spent 20 years working with children who live with special needs.  They have two grown children, Joel and Kristen, and three grandchildren.