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.  

  • Joel Harney

    Associate Minister/Youth 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 nine years. They have a 3 year old daughter, Campbell, and twins Porter and Millie. Joel oversees the student ministry as well as 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.

  • 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.

  • Daniel Harney

    Worship Minister

    Daniel, his wife Megan, and their three kids, Ellie, Jack, and Noa, settled in Fort Scott in 2020. He will tell you his plan was to NOT work at a church (for once in his life) when he moved to The Fort, but God had other plans for him and for Community. He has a degree in Worship Ministry from Ozark Christian College and came to us at exactly the same time that we were shuffling ministers around, leaving us without a worship minister. Apart from playing the guitar, bass, and piano (and probably anything else you put in his hands), he enjoys going out into a forest he found in the back of an abandoned wardrobe to fight bears. He's only lost once... and he doesn't like to talk about it.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 was happily 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 both of their daughters, Max and Arlie, 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.