Who We Are

Bob Benson

Robert Benson

Pastor – Christ Church, Greenhurst, NY

Bob was not raised in a Christian home.  He was saved as an adult, and called to full time Christian Pastoral ministry in my 40’s ,developed by a local church and mentor, then called to Christ Lutheran as pastor in 2015.

Aaron Bjork

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Lead Shepherd and Elder – Fellowship At The Cross, P.O.Box 2041, Jamestown, NY 14701

Aaron Bjork is the lead shepherd and elder of Fellowship At The Cross, which is located in Jamestown, NY. Fellowship At The Cross was founded by Aaron, and is called by God to an organic, first century style of ministry. The fellowship owns no building, worships in a circle, has a plurality of eldership, and has a passion for studying the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, the rabbinical, action oriented nature of the ministry of Jesus, and the prophetic elements of everyday life.
Aaron is 40 years old. He is a graduate of Geneva College. He attended Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry and United Theological Seminary. He has logged over 10,000 hours of Biblical and Pseudepigraphical study, research, travel and archaeology of the Genesis 6 giants. He has a self taught knowledge and passion for ancient Biblical and Semitic languages. He has served in pastoral office in the United Methodist Church for 8 years before forming Fellowship At The Cross and joining CMIglobal in 2013. Aaron serves on the Council of Overseers for CMIglobal.

Andrew Evanock


Pastor – His Way Assembly of God, Angola, NY

Andrew pastors the His Way Assembly of God in Angola, New York, which is a suburban community of Buffalo.  His Way Assembly is a growing, Spirit-filled church whose mission is to share the hope of Christ with others.

Andy Frudd

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Pastor – Lakeview Community Church, Hamburg, NY

Andy Frudd is currently the pastor of Lake View Community Church in Lake View, NY and is the Director of Grace First Fellowship and the EPI-center. After graduating from Houghton College, Andy went on to receive his ministry degree through the Alliance Ministerial Program. Previously Andy has served as a youth Pastor and worked in Christian Education. Andy resides on a small hobby farm and lives with his wife Ruth and their son Timothy. Andy has a heart for Restoration and as a result of his own personal struggles is engaged in a ministry of Recovery, Restoration and Resurgence as part of the EPI-center. As a recovering people pleasing addict, Andy seeks to come up alongside others who might struggle with this same addiction and therefore be kept from fulfilling the plans God has for them.


Mel McGinnis


Pastor – Kiantone Congregational Church, Kiantone, NY

Mel pastors one of the oldest churches in Chautauqua County at over 200 years.  Pastor Mel has also appeared on ‘Ask The Pastor’ in Buffalo, NY as well as many number of other radio programs and stations.  He is an active Christian voice in local political commentary and writes occasional opinion pieces in Jamestown news publications and newspapers.