Staff At Community

Community is not a place with just a few ministers, but many hundreds of ministers.

Our staff goal at Community is to equip the people of Community in such a way that ministry for Jesus is accomplished through every believer. 



  • Dusty Drake

    Lead Minister

    Dusty grew up at CCC and held ministries in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas before coming back to CCC in 1997. He served as the worship leader until 2018, when he moved into the Lead Minister position. Dusty's areas of greatest contribution to CCC lay in teaching, writing, leading, and Sunday morning services. 


    dusty@cccfortscott.com  

  • Joel Harney

    Associate Minister

    Joel comes to us from Dallas, TX having spent 5 years in Student Ministry (2015-2020). Originally from central Illinois, Joel also served as Lead Minister at Crossroads Christian Church in Baxter Springs, KS while at Ozark Christian College, graduating in 2014. Joel has been married to his wife, Bayli, for seven years. They have a 1 year old daughter, Campbell, who is without a doubt, the cutest thing you have ever seen. Joel oversees worship, online presence, communication, and preaches regularly. He is passionate about seeing lost people come to know Jesus and seeing the church thrive. Joel loves the Chicago Cubs and Bears, the Fighting Illini, and has been adopted into the KC sports family as well. 


    joel@cccfortscott.com

  • Paul Martin

    Family Minister

    Paul grew up in Pittsburg, KS. In 1995, he was hired at CCC as a summer intern and later as the part-time Children's Minister. In 1998, he was hired full time to be the Children's Minister. In 2018, his job transitioned to a Family Ministry position.

    Family: Married Kara in 1995. They have 3 sons (Drew, Luke & Noah) & 2 daughters (Maia & Emma)

    Hobbies: "Hobbies!? Who has time for hobbies!" Just kidding ... kind of. Did you see that he has 5 kids? They do love sports, almost any kind.


    paul@cccfortscott.com

  • Ian Johnson

    Student Minister

    Ian grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After studying at Ozark Christian College, he and his wife Bethany moved to Fort Scott, where Ian joined the CCC staff in 2016.  His primary role is to oversee the Student Ministry, helping middle school and high school students connect to Jesus. 


    Ian has a little hand growing from his right shoulder (as seen in his picture). Doctors have been unable to find a cure, but Ian has learned to live with his condition. (Just kidding!)


    ian@cccfortscott.com

  • Jamie Beckham

    Ministry Administrator

    Jamie started as a secretary in the CCC Office November  2014 and is currently our Ministry Administrator. Her duties include event planning, activity facilitation, volunteer development, office management and general business duties.

    You will ofter hear Jamie say, "I've trained my whole life for THIS job; I just didn't know it."

    jamie@cccfortscott.com

  • Kara Martin

    Kids Coordinator

    Kara grew up in Missouri, California, Washington, Michigan, Texas, & back to Missouri. She attended Ozark Christian College where she & Paul met. They married in 1995. She has been helping in the Children's Ministry here at CCC ever since. In October of 2018, Kara was hired to be the part-time Kids' Coordinator.


    kara@communitychristianonline.com

  • Jennifer Addington

    Office Staff

    Jennifer grew up in Fort Scott and has been attending CCC for 11 years. Jennifer works part-time in the front office doing general clerical duties. She loves people, so getting to work with the people in our church and community, and also being able to be with her family when needed, makes it the perfect job for her, in her eyes.


    jennifer@cccfortscott.com

  • Joyce Cowen

    Office Staff

    Joyce is a long time member of CCC that started out helping in the office after her retirement from education. She is currently a part time receptionist/secretary whose duties include daily office tasks, volunteer scheduling, organizing prayer support, generating the 55+ weekly mailing and coordinating funeral dinners.



    office@communitychristianonline.com

  • Delynn Abati

    Communications Administrator

    Delynn moved to Fort Scott on her fourth birthday (a Saturday) and has been attending CCC since she was four years and one day old.  "For twenty-three years I have happily been a part of the 'preacher's family UNvolunteers' and I am so proud to now officially be a part of the CCC crew, serving the people of Fort Scott every single day.  I am home."  Delynn is passionate about crafting and correct grammar and has said many times she can't believe she found a job that melds those two things together. It is simply icing on the cake (did we mention she used to decorate cakes?) that she gets to do it in  the place where she grew up, met and married her husband Tony, and the first place they brought their daughter, Max, after leaving the hospital.


    Fun fact: If given the chance, Delynn would one day like to write a sermon using only Harry Potter references as sermon illustrations.