Pastors & Elders

LEADERS

PASTOR/ELDER TEAM

Vin Artese
Lead Pastor

     God saved Vin by His grace during his freshman year of high school in October of 2001. Since then he has been walking by faith and growing in the grace of God. Vin first sensed God call him into ministry during his senior year of high school and since then has been serving the Lord in a variety of different ways. Vin has a passion for teaching and preaching the Word of God. Vin’s primary pastoral responsibilities at Wesley Chapel are preaching and vision in addition to overseeing the elder team and leadership development in the church. At Wesley Chapel Vin teaches both membership and theology classes and is active in discipleship and counseling. In terms of education Vin holds a B.S. in History and Philosophy as well as an M.A. in Teaching from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He is also currently completing an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Wesley Seminary in Indiana. In addition to pastoring at Wesley Chapel Vin works as a history teacher. Vin is very blessed to be happily married to Nicole since 2011 and to be the father of an adorable son named Vinny. In addition to his work, ministry, and family responsibilities Vin enjoys reading, working out, listening to podcasts, theology, history, and coffee.

Contact Pastor Vin – pastorvinwcct@gmail.com

Ben Leahey
Associate Pastor

     Ben came to Christ when he was 21 years old, and since that time he has continued to walk in the grace of Christ and to grow in his love for God and for God’s people. His heart is for one on one ministry, and he cherishes the opportunity to help in the care and shepherding of God’s people. At Wesley Chapel, he oversees Christian education, community groups and outreach, counseling and congregational care. Ben also leads the men’s ministry and is active in discipleship in the church. He also helps in preaching and teaching on Sundays. He first felt the call to ministry when he began his walk of faith, and over time God has been working to prepare him for that calling. In addition to pastoral duties at Wesley Chapel, Ben currently works as a foodservice director in a school district, and he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Ben is happily married to his wife April since 2010, and they are the proud, loving parents of a son-Micah Thomas. In addition to his responsibilities to family, church, and work, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with friends, reading, working out, cooking and entertaining, and all things coffee related.

Contact Pastor Ben – pastorbenwcct@gmail.com

Both Pastor Vin and Pastor Ben are Ordained Elders in the International Fellowship of Bible Churches

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