A Family of Perfectly Imperfect People

Staff

Joe Bright

Joe Bright

Pulpit Minister

Joe is originally from West Texas where he graduated from Lubbock Christian University. It was there that he met his future wife, Vicki. Joe went on to complete his graduate studies at Harding School of Theology. He and Vicki spent ten years as church planters in Ireland. He has been the minister at Sunset for since 1993. They have three grown daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren. Joe’s passion is church planting.
E-mail: joeb@sunsetchurchofchrist.org

Dwight Samuel

Dwight Samuel

Associate Minister

Dwight was born and raised right here in Southwest Missouri. He graduated from Missouri State University in 1990 with a business degree and spent several years working in the transportation industry. A door opened and he was able to come to Sunset as an associate minister in October 2002. While at Sunset, he has continued his education and completed his graduate studies at Harding School of Theology. He met his wife, Carie, while attending Crowley’s Ridge College. They have three sons and a daughter-in-law. Dwight spends much of his time focused on comforting, caring and encouraging his church family, but would love to sit down and talk “cars” with you if you were so inclined.
E-mail: dwights@sunsetchurchofchrist.org

Chris Livingston

Chris Livingston

Youth and Family Minister

Chris joined the staff at Sunset in October of 2012. Chris comes to Springfield from Sundance, Wyoming where he preached and worked on his family ranch. Prior to ranching, Chris attended the CAMT program at Harding University where he received a Bachelor of Ministry degree. Chris is married to Amanda Livingston and has one son, Aden. The Livingston’s love traveling to see Amanda’s family in China and are incredibly blessed to serve and call Sunset home.
E-mail: chrisl@sunsetchurchofchrist.org

Shaun Jordan

Shaun Jordan

Campus Ministry

Shaun is originally from Pryor, Oklahoma and moved to Missouri in 2000. He decided to stay in Missouri after meeting his future wife, Jolee, in campus ministry at Missouri State University. He has had the opportunity of starting multiple youth ministries across both Oklahoma and Missouri and, under elder guidance, began Sunset’s campus ministry, Campus 4 Christ, in 2012.
E-mail: shaunj@sunsetchurchofchrist.org

Mainor Perez

Mainor Perez

Hispanic Minister

Mainor and his wife Anielka are from Nicaragua. In 1983, they moved to Costa Rica where their three children were born. Minor Jr. graduated from Freed Hardeman University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Communications and Missions. Their twin daughters, Skarleth and Stephanie, currently attend Middle School in Springfield, MO. Mainor attended The School of Mission & Theology in Costa Rica. He and his family worked several years on Mission trips in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Mainor began his work as the Hispanic Minister of the Iglesia de Cristo en Sunset in 2011.
E-mail: mainorp@sunsetchurchofchrist.org