Joseph & Fran Green

Lead Pastor

Pastor Joe and Fran Green came to City Church in 2016 after spending 8 years as Lead Pastors in New Jersey where Pastor Joe also served on the New Jersey District Missions Task Force. Prior to that, they spend 10 years in missionary service in Paraguay, South America.

In over 25 years of full-time ministry, they have worked hands-on in church planting, evangelistic outreach, pastoring and launching various national and international initiatives in youth ministry. Pastor Joe & Fran, with their passion for lost people, continue to lead the church into greater missions involvement and outreach.

In addition to all their ministry activity, they found time to raise 5 children. Their 3 grown daughters are married and each serve in the local church with their husbands. They also have 2 teenage boys at home keeping them young.

We are so thankful God brought the Green’s to City Church as our Lead Pastors!

Grant & Heather Parkki

Family Pastor

Pastor Grant joined City Church as our Family Pastor in 2018. Prior to his time here, he served in full-time vocational ministry for almost 20 years in churches in Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, and Oregon.  Pastor Grant grew up in Denver, CO, and attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND where he met his wife Heather, who is from Seattle, WA.  They were married in 1997 and they now have two incredible teenage daughters, Hadessah and Leia, both of whom are attending school in Vestal.  

Pastor Grant is passionate about helping kids and families grow as lifelong, contagious disciples of Jesus.  In addition to serving at the church, he also enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing video games, and making attempts to look like a discerning coffee snob, while still drinking pretty much any cup of coffee put in front of him.

Bob Gaska

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Bob Gaska has a passion for the sick.  He was born and raised right here in Binghamton, NY and is a graduate of Davis College.  He has been on staff here at City Church for the last 6 years.  As visitation Pastor, He visits all of the local Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Cancer care clinics, and shut-ins.  It says in James 5:14” Is anyone among you sick? Let him call upon the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”.

Zach & Daphne Thorp

Campus Pastor

Pastor Zach has joined our City Church Team as the Campus Pastor in Norwich since March of 2020.  Prior to joining, He was bi-vocational; working at the local lumber yard and serving in numerous capacities in the church.  He graduated from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelors in pastoral ministry in 2016.  Then went on to get his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Crown College in 2019.
Zach and his wife, Daphne, were married in 2017.  They have a son, Gideon.  They have a passion to see people be transformed through the love of Jesus.  In addition to serving the church, Pastor Zach loves to do random activities with family, go on hikes, work on puzzles, and drink coffee.

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