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 has been married to Tim (a member of our worship team) for 30 years and they have two daughters, Lauren and Leah. To contact Linda, please call the church office at 716-372-0388 or write to      


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Jen Griffin, Children’s Ministry Director

Jennifer faithfully serves our children as she coordinates our Sunday school classes, nursery, and vacation bible school. Jen moved to Allegany in 2009 with her husband Tim and their two children, Tyler and Luke. She graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Elmira College with a Masters in Elementary Education. She taught middle school special education in Horseheads, NY and Houston, TX. She recently assisted in the four year old classroom at Sonshine Preschool in Allegany, NY. To contact Jen, please call the church office or write to





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-75Pastor Adam Stein, Lead Pastor

Pastor Adam was born and raised in Newfane, NY, which is north of Buffalo and just a few miles from Lake Ontario. He is married to Christa, who grew up in Springwater, NY. Christa and Adam have been married for 17 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: