Lead Pastor

Sung Bauta

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Sung began his ministry career at Newark Christian Church, Newark, MO while pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical Research at Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, MO. At Newark Christian Church, he taught adult Sunday school for a year. Then, he became the preaching minister the following year, a position he held for several years. He left for further studies at Kentucky Christian University (KCU). While working on a master of arts degree in New Testament at KCU, he was the preaching minister at First Christian Church, Louisa, KY for a couple of years. He left to pursue a master of divinity degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City, TN. He has a doctorate degree in development studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.

He was recently a lecturer in Bible and Ministry at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO. And he has been a visiting lecturer at the Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria, since 2009. Sung is interested in the ways that faith acts upon the social and vice-versa. You should ask him what that means when you meet him.

Sung's hobbies includes reading, writing, soccer, watching basketball & political debates/news.

Sung is married to his wife, Juliet. They have a 4-year-old son, Anaiah, and a 1-year-old daughter, Atarah.

Minister of Worship Arts/Youth Minister

Micah Ruiz Esparza


Micah is currently the worship leader and youth minister, and is newly married to his wife, Anna. He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts and an emphasis in worship ministry. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a worship leader since high school.

Micah believes that worship goes far deeper than just singing songs. It’s a part of the everyday surrendering to God and living out the calling He has on our lives. Singing songs engages our hearts and minds, unifying the church body as we sing together. Micah’s heart behind his worship leading is that people would come to know Jesus in a fuller and deeper way and reflect the glory and the love of God everywhere they go.

Micah’s heart for the youth is for them to develop true community among themselves, to help them experience and know Jesus in their personal lives, and for them to have a desire to pursue Jesus that lasts far beyond their time in the youth group. He believes that God is going to do amazing things in the lives of the youth in Milan and is excited to be a part of that. 

The Board


Back Row: Dean Booth**, Mike Hostetter Jr.*, Chris Pickering**, Ansil Hale*, Jeremy Bennett*, Cliff Moseley**

Front Row: Donald Murphy*, Bill Moore**, Melvin Scott**, Ray Scott**



  August 2020  
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