Ministry Team

Our ministry team recognizes the authority of God and believes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the teaching and preaching of God’s Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

BUSH-LINDA-62Linda Bush, Office Manager

Linda is a native of Olean, from a large family. In 1984, she graduated from Jamestown Business College, got married, moved to Washington, DC and began her professional career in hotel management. After living in DC for 9 years, she and Tim decided to return to Olean to raise a family.  At that time, Linda began her service in Christian ministry administration. She brings many years of office management experience to Creekside. Linda is married to Tim (a member of our worship team) and they have two adult daughters, Lauren and Leah. To contact Linda, please call the church office at 716-372-0388 or write to creeksidechapelallegany@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
 

Tim Griffin, Teen Ministry Director

Tim grew up in Hendersonville, TN (a suburb of Nashville).  He is married to Jen, who grew up in Avon, NY.  Tim and Jen have two children: Tyler and Luke.  Tim and Jen lived in Houston, TX and Marietta, GA during the early years of their marriage before relocating to Allegany in 2009 while Tim was working for Dresser-Rand.  Tim joined the youth ministry at Creekside Chapel as a volunteer assistant in 2017 and took on his current part-time Teen Ministry Director role in 2019.  Tim is a Mechanical Engineer who is currently working full-time as an Instructor of Mechanical Technology at Jamestown Community College in Olean, NY.  Tim has a BS (Tennessee Tech) and MS (Virginia Tech) in Mechanical Engineering.  Tim enjoys working with youth in this community to help them strengthen their relationship with Christ and to learn the ways of love and discipleship that he teaches us.  To contact Tim, call the church office or write to: youthgroup.creekside@gmail.com

 
 

Sonya Mickens, Deacon and Care Coordinator

Sonya is a consecrated deacon at Creekside Chapel and coordinates care for the members of our congregation. She was born and raised in Olean, NY. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s degree, studying criminal justice and social work. Sonya has two children, Chris and Anaya, and has lived in Allegany since 2006. If you’d like to email Sonya, you can reach her at: prayer.creekside@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

MILLER-DICK-59Dick Miller, Facilities Manager

Dick is serving Creekside by overseeing our facilities. He served as the director of maintenance for CARES in Olean for 22 years, overseeing seven buildings for their agency. Dick is married to Lynne and resides in Allegany.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STEIN-ADAM-75Adam Stein, Pastor

Pastor Adam was born and raised in Newfane, NY. He is married to Christa, who grew up in Springwater, NY. Christa and Adam have been married for 18 years and have three children: Ethan, Emma and Katie. Prior to coming to Creekside in July of 2012, Adam and Christa planted a Free Methodist Church in Naples, NY and Adam served as the pastor there for three years. Adam also served as an Assistant Pastor at Edgewood FMC in Rochester and as a worship leader at Springwater Church of the Nazarene while working in the Office of Admissions at Roberts Wesleyan College. Both Adam and Christa graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College; Adam with a BS in Social Work, and Christa with a BS in Music Education and a Master of Music degree. Additionally, Adam completed the course of study for the Master of Divinity program at Northeastern Seminary in 2009 and was ordained as an elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2011. To contact Pastor Adam, call the church office or write to: adam.creekside@gmail.com.