Meet the Pastors

I Will Give You Pastors According To Mine Heart,

Which Shall Feed You With Knowledge And Understanding.  — Jeremiah 3:15

After 20 years of corporate business success, followed by 30 years of highly productive full-time ministry, Sarah Utterbach has forged a solid foundation for even greater fruitfulness in the future.

A shepherd after God’s own heart, Pastor Sarah is passionate about winning the lost, gathering the scattered, and feeding believers in Christ the pure milk and solid meat of God’s Word. Key hallmarks of her messages—regardless of the topics—are the necessity of:  cultivating responsibility and godly character; living vitally united in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ; and, following the direction of the Holy Spirit in all circumstances. 

Today, her rich insights, combined with practical applications of godly wisdom, are finding even greater expression in this season of her life as Senior Pastor Emeritus, author, radio host, and mentor. In addition to conducting her live, weekly radio broadcast, “The Choice Is Yours,” Pastor Sarah is a pastor to pastors and a mentor to many — not only through her teaching and preaching but also through her writings. The future is bright and without question her strongest and best days of ministry are now and yet to come.

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3 (New Living Translation)

Edward Pfundstein became a member of RLCC in 1982. While preparing to attend Bible school, he clearly understood the Lord’s direction that his ministerial training would take place as he served and studied under the teaching ministry of RLCC’s founding Pastors, Clinton and Sarah Utterbach.

Highly skilled in information systems, Pastor Ed’s obvious strong suit was his innate aptitude to analyze, evaluate, and effectively develop systems to facilitate the operational needs of a leading utilities company. When he responded to the call of God, Pastor Ed entered the ministry as a “doorkeeper in the house of the Lord,” and like a Joshua, he remained close and served faithfully. Eventually leaving his successful management career to serve in the ministry full time, he advanced quickly into the role of RLCC’s Media Director, overseeing radio, audio/video/lighting production and information systems for the ministry. In 2005, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of RLCC.

In 2006 he was installed by Pastor Sarah as a co-pastor. Pastor Ed’s desire is to strengthen believers in the knowledge of who they are in Christ, in order to build and deepen their individual relationship with the Lord as well as with their family and others. Through the advanced use of technology, Pastor Ed is intently following the Spirit of God in moving forward to enlarge and extend the scope of RLCC’s effectiveness in the Kingdom of God.

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29 (The Amplified Bible)

Gregory Carr became a member of RLCC in 1985. His ministerial training was acquired through varied experiences in a wide range of roles in the ministry of helps. In 2004, he and his wife Phyllis were ordained as deacons. In 2006, he was appointed to the Board of Directors and, along with Pastor Pfundstein, Pastor Greg was installed as co-pastor by Pastor Sarah Utterbach.

Pastor Greg learned to serve faithfully and to lead graciously during his varied experiences as a host, wedding coordinator, academic administrator, and director of youth ministry. He also cultivated a special rapport with young people which continues to bear tremendous fruit, as he encourages, nurtures, and mentors them to embrace the power of a consecrated life.

Pastor Greg’s notable commitment to young people and building solid families is evident in his teaching not only at RLCC but also for other churches and ministry youth groups. His messages often address identity, purity, dating, and walking in spiritual authority. But Pastor Greg’s devotion to family is more than a message — it’s a lifestyle. Married for more than 25 years, he and his wife have four children and 12 grandchildren. Focused on the Author and Finisher of the plan of God for RLCC, Pastor Greg is committed to equipping this generation to know their God and, therefore, to be strong and to do exploits in His Name.

A man's gift makes room for him…. Proverbs 18:16