EVANGELIST & WORSHIP LEADER
Evangelist- Jim Lyon
Jim originally dreamed of a career in politics and found himself representing northwest Seattle in the Washington State House of Representatives in the early 1980s. But ultimately, it was Christian ministry that became his passion.
He served in pastoral ministry in both the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest. From 1991 through 2013, he served as senior pastor at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. In August 2013, he became the general director of Church of God Ministries. An articulate preacher, teacher, and motivational speaker, Jim has also anchored the ViewPoint broadcast since 1996. Helping people see Jesus at work in their world has become his life’s work; engaging the world for heaven’s sake has become his life’s calling.
Worship Leader- Todd Braschler
Raised in a minister’s home, Todd served as an associate pastor in various ministry roles for over 20 years. As an ordained minister in the Church of God; Anderson, IN, he served in the areas of worship, youth, as an executive pastor and Christian education in Springfield, MO., West Palm Beach, FL., Lexington, KY., Casper, WY, and Wichita, KS for churches ranging from 160 – 4000 people in size. His responsibilities there consisted of developing the areas of hospitality, guest follow up, leadership development, and organizing the equipping/assimilation ministry consisting of teaching Spiritual Gifts and connecting people to the Body of Christ. Todd also served as the Executive Pastor for Central Community Church in Wichita and as the men’s ministry leader. He has led worship for numerous revivals and camp meetings, including serving as worship leader for the 2010 North American Convention of the Church of God, Anderson, IN.
In 2001, Todd began a full-time ministry as a Christian Recording Artist and retreat speaker. He travels over 40,000 miles a year and participates in close to 40 retreats and retreats per year for men, couples, pastors and leaders, and worship ministries. He also serves as guest artist and speaker, speaks for revivals and works with pastors as a vision coach. To see more about this ministry, log onto www.toddbraschler.com .
Todd’s family owned and operated the Braschler Music Show in Branson, MO for 24 years. Todd performed with his parents, brother, sister and band for 2 years from 1987 – 1989, before accepting a call into full-time ministry as a pastor. Todd and his family recently relocated back in the Branson, MO area to continue his ministry.
Anderson University in Anderson, IN (www.anderson.edu) prepared him well for ministry with a degree in Music Education and Voice Performance with a minor in Sociology. There Todd had the privilege of singing with the Anderson University Male Chorus for audiences that included President Ronald Reagan and dignitaries at the International Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. in the early 1980’s. Todd was privileged as well to sing as a soloist in other settings for Sandi Patti, The Gaither Music Company, and numerous International and state-wide conventions and camp meetings.
Todd is an avid outdoorsman, and former co-host of a national hunting and fishing show called Diamond Adventures that aired on the Sportsmen’s Channel for three years.
Todd and his wife Claudia raised 3 sons in Wichita, Kansas. All three sons are now married and the Braschlers are enjoying their 8 grandchildren.