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Meet the Staff

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Gordon Blankenship - Senior Pastor


Darren Funk - Community Outreach Pastor

Darren has been on staff at Liberty Christian Church since 2015. He is a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange University.  Jessica, his wife, is the compliance coordinator for the local Regional Office of Education. The couple has three children: Devon, Keely, and Hooper. Their family enjoys traveling, hiking, being involved in sports, reading, and drinking coffee (only Darren enjoys that). 

Darren's role at LCC includes serving the Kunes Country Auto Group as a chaplain, ministering to the employees at the Quincy, Macomb, Monmouth, Galesburg, East Moline, and Davenport, IA stores. He also volunteers with the music ministry. The Funk's are involved Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit which provides beds for kids that otherwise would be sleeping on the floor. 

You may contact Darren through Facebook or at

Ashley Hess has served as the Secretary / Treasurer of Liberty Christian Church since January 2014. Ashley was born in Quincy, IL. She is the oldest of six siblings:  three sisters and two brothers. She was raised in LaGrange, MO. She graduated high school from Highland High in Ewing, MO in 2003.  She then received her BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Quincy University in 2007. In 2005, she married Travis Hess, and together they have two children, Lucy and Clay. Ashley was baptized on July 13, 2008 at Liberty Christian Church by Terry Henry.


You can contact Ashley at

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