Reece and Sarah Bowling
Senior Pastors Reece and Sarah Bowling were installed into leadership in 2004 by Sarah’s parents, Founding Pastors, Wallace and Marilyn Hickey.
The Hickeys founded the church in 1960 as Full Gospel Chapel with just 27 people. Since then, Full Gospel Chapel changed its name to Happy Church and finally to Orchard Road Christian Center, motivated by its move to the heart of the Denver Tech Center.
ORCC celebrates being a multicultural, multi-generational body with a distinct worship style, and thriving youth and children’s programs. Orchard Road functions both as a local church and well as a globally-minded, fully-engaged ministry center, supporting more than 50 missionaries, including Marilyn Hickey Ministries and Sarah’s organization, Saving Moses.
Pastor Reece recently earned his Masters of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, while Pastor Sarah has her BA in German from ORU and her MA in Modern History from the University of Missouri. Together they are an energetic, anointed ministry team with a passion for God’s Word and His people.
You can read Pastor Reece’s Blog Here
You can read Pastor Sarah’s Blog Here
Dave and Diane Reiter
As the Executive Administrator, Dave oversees many of the administrative functions of ORCC.
Being raised in a godly home in Montana, Dave came to Denver to pursue a commercial graphics degree and earned an associates degree in graphic art at the Colorado Institute of Art. However, while studying in Denver, God changed his heart toward ministry and he attended and graduated from Marilyn’s Word to the World College. Dave has been on staff at ORCC/MHM since 1991 and has served as a pastor since 1994. He has since earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Christian University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Dave and his wife, Diane, have three children.
Pat and Sharon Mahoney
Family Ministry Pastor
Pat’s association with ORCC began right after his salvation in 1976. Soon after his conversion, Pat married his beloved bride, Sharon. Before long, they answered God’s call and together launched out into active ministry.
They’ve dedicated the last 30+ years to many areas of pastoral ministry, including, teaching and training, youth ministry, singles ministry, inner-city evangelism, short-term missions, and church planting. Currently, Pat is the Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries. He and his wife Sharon have two wonderful married daughters and sons-in-law.
Jerry and Frieda Maclear
Born and raised in Canada in a Christian home, Frieda knew that she was called to missions at an early age. Upon graduating from Briercrest Bible College, Frieda spent five years with Gospel Missionary Union in Panama.
She taught in a Bible School and was in charge of local evangelism. After meeting and wedding her husband Jerry, Frieda attended Portland State University to complete a BA in education; later, she received her Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. She spent a number of years teaching in Christian schools; then taught in and directed Word to the World College. She has been on staff at Orchard Road Christian Center as Missions Pastor for over 30 years. She is committed to her call of discipling and training students to cover the earth with the Word. Frieda and Jerry have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Matthew & Aubrey Grieser
Pastor Matthew and Aubrey Grieser have served in ministry for over 17 years with 5 of them being in full-time children’s ministry. Both natives of Colorado, Pastor Matthew and Aubrey are also joined by their 4 beautiful children: Mason, Ryln, Kiedan and one daughter, Ellanoa. Their greatest treasure in this world is each other.
Pastors Matthew and Aubrey have a great desire to nurture and raise up not only Godly children, but also Godly families. They do this by equipping and teaching parents to disciple and lead their own children to an exciting relationship with Jesus. By doing this, families will become passionate about God and each other!
Before their exciting new adventure at ORCC began in June of 2015, Pastors Matthew and Aubrey were the Children’s/Youth Pastors at Providence Church in Lake Providence, Louisiana and the Associate Children’s Pastors at Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland, Colorado.
Aaron and Ashley Malone
Family Ministry Pastor
Aaron Malone has been on staff at ORCC since 2006. He previously served as the High School Pastor until 2015 when he moved into the Adult Ministries role and started serving those in their 20’s and 30’s.
Aaron met his wife Ashley in 2010 here at ORCC and were married in the Fall of 2011. They both have such a desire to see young people come to know God in a greater way. As the Young Adult Pastor, Aaron is dedicated to see Jesus Christ transform lives in every believer.