1. To create an atmosphere to convince the unconvinced

2. To offer healing to hurting and broken people

3. To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22, 23 ; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ; Romans 1:3-4 ; Acts 1:9-11 ; 1 Timothy 6:14-15 ; Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. as Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21 ; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5 )

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6 ; Isaiah 53:6a ; Romans 3:23 ; Isaiah 59:1-2)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:2; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10)

About the Gifts of the Spirit

We believe that the gifts of the spirit are for those mature in faith that seek after those gifts. The operation of the gifts are for the building up of the believer. We feel that the gifts should be operational in personal time with God or in a small group setting, not in a corporate worship experience.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)


Lead Pastors
Eddie and Karen has served in ministry for almost 30 years. In 2002, they moved to Rolla with a vision to launch a church that attracts people far from God. They have been married for 32 years and love to travel and play golf. They also love spending time with their daughter, Lebriska, son in law, Alex, and their 3 grandkids.


Family Pastors
Chris & Stacy Waldmann, take pride and consider it an honor to join with Gear City marriages and families to teach and train them to develop a God-Centered family. They are passionate about building strong marriages & families and leading kids to Jesus. They have been married for 25 years with a family of five children and are always active and fun-loving. You can only imagine their home never has a dull moment. Together, they enjoy playing music, summer nights at the Muny, traveling, football, and hockey.


Executive Pastor
Gina Schafer, Executive Pastor, has been married to her husband, James, for 10 years. They have 4 beautiful daughters, including a set of identical twin girls. They enjoy spending time together as a family. Gina moved to Rolla in 2003 to help plant Gear City Church (previously CLC). She graduated from Missouri S&T in 2005 and worked in the non-profit field for several years, before being employed at the church in 2010. Gina enjoys working out, taking pictures and encouraging those around her to pursue the calling God has on their lives.



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