Charles A. Tapp
For nearly 30 years and in many scenarios, Charles Tapp has served as a pastor, professor, administrator, writer and radio/television host sharing God’s love and saving grace with the world. His ministry is fueled by the message found in Zechariah 4:6: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.” Prayer is at the center of his life and the way he leads the ministry of Sligo Church. An avid racquet sports fan and reader, he also enjoys being a lifelong student. He and his wife, Maureen, a nurse administrator, have three grown daughters.
Originally from Jamaica, Don McFarlane worked as a pastor and church administrator in the British Union for thirty three years. He and his wife Mary have three children and two grandchildren. Pastor McFarlane is excited about the return of Jesus to earth but at the same time is passionate about the kingdom of God here and now. He holds to the view that love for one another is the purest expression of God’s kingdom in the life of the believer and has as the point of reference for his ministry the compassion that Jesus demonstrated in His own ministry.
Debbie Eisele is grateful for 11 years of service at Sligo and hopes to make the joy of service contagious!
Debbie’s ministry is best summarized by the words of Isaiah 50:4: “The Almighty Lord will teach me what to say, so I will know how to encourage weary people. Morning after morning he will wake me to listen like a student.”
After 15 years of volunteer ministry in four different countries, Debbie, along with her husband Herbert, values diversity and the creativity it engenders.
Cheryl Wilson-Bridges serves as Sligo’s pastor for worship. She holds an MA in Practical Theology, Worship and Renewal, and a doctorate in Strategic Leadership. The thesis for her Masters was, “A Resource Manual on Worship Ministries,” and the final project for her doctorate was titled, “Levite Praise: God’s Biblical Design for Praise and Worship.” Dr. Wilson Bridges has demonstrated the ability to provide day to day education, training, strategy development and program management for promoting genuine worship experience. She is a deeply spiritual leader, who came to Sligo with more than 12 years’ experience as minister of worship at the Community Praise Center Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her husband, Conrad and son, Darius, are essential components of her overall ministry.