Pastors & Staff

Jim and Lisa  Machen

Senior Pastors
Pastors Jim and Lisa are the Senior Pastors of Church of the Open Door.  They have served the COTOD family since 1997 first as Youth Pastors and later as Assistant Pastors.  Jim and Lisa received an Associate of Arts in Bible from Christ for the Nations before joining the team in Clinton.  

Pastor Jim is a second generation Pastor in the Gateway area and has a passion to teach and disciple in a way that helps people form deep roots and stand firm in their relationship with Christ.  He is a lifelong learner and recently received his  Masters in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California.

Pastor Lisa loves people and is a natural encourager. As a Certified Pastoral Counselor with the National Christian Counseling Association, she is passionate about helping develop healthy relationships in the families of the Gateway area.  

Jim and Lisa have been doing life together since 1991 and have two beautiful children, Drea and Seth.  In their spare time you might find Jim playing tennis on any available court and you will probably find Lisa trying to recreate something from Pinterest

Heidi Melvin


Chris Radke

Next Gen Pastor

Michael Hadley

Worship Leader