About Gunnison Valley Fellowship Church
Carl Wimmer is on fire for the Lord! He is excited to share his love and knowledge of the Gospel through discipleship as the Senior Pastor of Gunnison Valley Fellowship Church.
Carl has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 20 years. Together, they are raising five beautiful children. Carl has served as a police officer since 1997 and spent five years in the Utah Legislature. Their family moved to a quiet life in Gunnison after an adventurous campaign for United States Congress in 2012. Although Carl did not win that race, it became a turning point that brought him something far greater than he could ever have imagined: a God-led life and valuable family time.
Carl surrendered his life to Christ in 2013 and has never looked back. He is studying theology with Liberty University online and will complete his bachelors in the winter of 2018 with plans to continue his studies through a master's program.
His love for the Word of God led him on a recent trip to Israel where he was encouraged by the physical evidence of the Bible. Carl stood in the waters of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, he prayed in a boat over the Sea of Galilee where Jesus had calmed the storm and walked on water, he touched bricks from the fallen wall of Jericho, and drank water from Jacob's Well where Jesus taught the Samaritan Woman about living water.
Carl has had many opportunities to substitute for pastors throughout Utah and led a Bible study from his home which served as the starting point for Gunnison Valley Fellowship Church. He enjoys sharing God's message of hope and salvation.
Benjamin Swapp is a Jesus loving man with a desire to share the gospel of grace and salvation with anyone who will listen, and he loves the opportunities that he gets to share as Assistant Pastor of Gunnision Valley Fellowship Church.
Benjamin and Lacie have been married for 20 years and are raising four wonderful children to love the Lord and be disciples of Christ. One of the ways that Benjamin teaches discipleship is by being actively involved in the church's youth group.
In 2006, after a pursuit of truth, Benjamin gave his life to Christ and has been on a mission ever since to be a fisher of men (Mathew 4:19). Benjamin served as a Deacon for a local church for 10 years before being called to help plant Gunnison Valley Fellowship Church with Pastor Carl.