Decatur Church of God
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Growing Into A Mature Relationship With Christ

Ministry Team

Dr. Robert Brink, Senior Pastor
Dr. Brink was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Gulf-Coast Bible College in Houston, Texas in 1974. It was there that he met and married Debbie Dade. They have two daughters: Lori, a science teacher in Florida, who is married to Jeremy Van Valkenburg and Robin, a fifth grade teacher in Florida.  Robin has two wonderful daughters named Hannah and Haley. While the girls were growing up, and during his pastoral ministry, Dr. Brink earned his Master of Divinity degree at Anderson School of Theology and his Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and Debbie enjoy travel, reading and visiting their family. After pastoring in several mid-western states, the Brink’s began their ministry at DCOG in February 2001.

Jamison Conkling, Pastor of Worship Arts

Pastor Jamie is our Minister of Worship Arts. Jamie was born and raised in North Webster, Indiana.  He is a fourth generation Church of God minister and grew up in the North Webster COG congregation. He is a graduate of Anderson University with a degree in Music in 1998.  Jamie traveled for several years with the gospel group, Vision of Hope, which he founded in 1994. They traveled to 48 states and sang in over 500 congregations around the country. VOH continues to minister a few times a year.  Jamie and his wife, Beverly, married in March 2000 and have three children: Reagan, Hudson and Jensen. They have been in worship ministry since 2000, serving in Hutchinson, Kansas, St James, Missouri, and St Robert, Missouri, prior to coming to Decatur.  Jamie obviously enjoys music, but also enjoys sports, dramas, traveling, people and spending time with his family.  Jamie joined the DCOG pastoral team in June 2013.