Gene Appel, senior pastor of Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, CA, began his ministry as a 20-year-old intern at Eastside. After moving on to pastor two of the largest churches in the nation–Central Christian Church, Las Vegas, NV and Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL–he returned in 2008 to lead Eastside into its next dynamic chapter. Since that time Eastside has become one of America’s fastest-growing churches and relocated in November of 2012 from Fullerton to a new campus in Anaheim.
Chuck Sackett serves on the preaching team of Madison Park Christian Church. He began preaching in Quincy, IL as the interim minister in June, 1998. He assumed full preaching responsibilities in December, 1999. Beginning in June, 2007, he came full-time to his role with Madison Park. Chuck shares his passion for preaching with students at Lincoln Christian University where he is the seminary Professor of Preaching and head of the preaching program. He preaches regularly for TCM International in Eastern Europe.