May 2019   
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Lead Pastor

Sung Bauta

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Sung hails from the Northern Nigeria state of Kaduna. However, he was born and raised in the North Central city of Jos. Sung comes from a ministry family. In fact, his father is a prominent church leader in Nigeria. Sung was the third child of four children, until his parents adopted two children in 2000.

Sung began his ministry career at Newark Christian Church, Newark, 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 to pursue further studies at Kentucky Christian University (KCU). While a student at KCU, he was the preaching minister at First Christian Church, Louisa, KY for a couple of years. 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 has undergraduate and graduate degrees in ministry-related fields. 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. He is completing his doctorate in development studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.

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

Sung is married to his wife, Juliet. They have a 3-year-old son, Anaiah, and an infant daughter named Atarah.

Youth Director & Worship Leader

Michelle Dickson

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Michelle Dickson was born in Chillicothe, Missouri to Daryl and Rhonda McCracken. She is the oldest of four siblings, Clinton, Heather, and Meagan. Michelle's family moved to Milan in 1986, where her father pastored the Milan Assembly of God for 13 years. She remains a Milan resident for 32 years, a wife to Patrick Dickson for 25 years, a mother of four, Christopher, Aaron, Katelin, and Gracie Jo. They have 7 grandchildren, Taylor, Hayden, Wyatt, Colt, Riggs, Carter, and Kassen.

Michelle has been involved in youth ministry for 28 years. She has led two youth programs prior to the Milan Christian Youth Director position. Michelle obtained her certification and training for administrator in 2008, with Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) and opened an A.C.E. charter school from 2008-2014, where she was the administrator and principal.

Music has always been a tremendous part of Michelle's life. Her mother and father's family both have many who play instruments and sing, "But growing up and singing in church made the largest impact. My childhood memories are full of car trips, singing through the entire trip, usually led by mom," says Michelle. "Mom somehow taught us how to hear harmony, and we would find a part that someone wasn't singing and do it. We grew up singing on stage and thought, that's just what you do."

Michelle says that her most intimate times with God is when she's pouring her heart out to him in songs. Her passion for spiritual growth in worship for youth services and congregational worship comes from her zeal for truth and wanting to be closer to God.


Administrative Assistant

Pam Smith

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Pam and her husband, Mike, have lived in Milan for almost 40 years. She retired in 2013 and began working for the church in 2016. Pam and Mike have a daughter, Patricia, and 2 sons, Clint and wife, Sarah, and Matthew and wife, Renea. They also have 4 grandchildren, Foster, Sylvia, Grace and Mary.