We believe that Jesus Christ is the Great Shepherd and Overseer of His church and that He has ordained under-shepherds, or pastors, to lead His people (1 Pet 5:1-4). The Scripture sometimes refers to the pastors of the church as overseers/bishops and elders, but they are one office described from different angles (Acts 20:17, Acts 20:28; 1 Pet 5:1-2). True pastors understand that they have no authority of their own to lord over others, but are ministers of that authority which Christ exercises through His Word (2 Tim 3:16-17; Titus 2:15). Therefore, it is incumbent upon the pastors, having met the biblical qualifications (1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-11), and having been recognized by the church (1 Tim 4:14), to fulfill their office with the meekness and compassion of Christ for His sheep. They are to guard His sheep from wolves and false doctrine. Furthermore, they are to feed His sheep, exercising the keys of the kingdom by teaching Christ’s people to observe all that He has commanded.
Pastor Chuck Rennie
Chuck was converted in his early college years. Shortly after being converted he spent two years as a volunteer counselor for troubled teens. During this time the Lord brought significant people into his life, including another volunteer, Rebecca, who later became his wife. Likewise, the Lord blessed him through others who introduced him to the Reformed faith.
After marrying Rebecca in 2002, his pastors and wife encouraged him to pursue the ministry. After attaining his B.S., he went on to acquire his M.Div. at Westminster Seminary California and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. In 2008 he was ordained as one of the pastors of Sycamore Reformed Baptist Church. He, his wife, and their son now live in Le Claire, IA. He enjoys reading, woodworking, golfing, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Pastor Kim Dopler
Kim was converted during his college years at University of Northern Iowa. He transferred to Grace College in Warsaw, IN where he was introduced to the doctrines of Grace. He married Cindy in 1976 and has four children: Jeremy married to Amber – they have a daughter Campbell, Jessica married to Toby Peters – they have two sons Xavier and Onique, Josie married to Tyler Strodtman, and Janelle. In 1979 they moved back to their hometown, Davenport, Iowa, to help his dad open another meat market. They began attending Sycamore Reformed Baptist Church, and Kim was raised up as a co-elder with Gordon Taylor.
Kim has been blessed in helping several churches over the years. He is a co-owner of Johnnies Meat Market and General Store along with two of his brothers, Kris and Kent and his son, Jeremy.