Staff

Ken Murphy

Senior Pastor

Ken was born in Lexington, Kentucky and grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  He grew up as a pastor's kid and likes to say if the church doors were open, not only was he there, he was the one who unlocked the doors! Ken went to Indiana Wesleyan University, then transferred to Oral Roberts University on a scholarship playing baseball and majoring in Christian Ministries.

Ken was on track to the MLB [recruited by the Philadelphia Phillies] when he experienced a career-ending shoulder injury. After going through a time where his faith was tested, he determined that God's timing is perfect and after completing his undergraduate degree, he attended Asbury Theological Seminary and received his Masters in Divinity.

Ken and his wife, Serena accepted a call to their first church in Rice Lake, Wisconsin and in 1998 they planted a church which grew from a core group of 30 people to 500.  In 2000, they moved to Columbus, Ohio where Ken became the lead pastor at Cypress. 

Ken and Serena have three boys; Jackson, Mac and Peyton, who carry on their dad's love of competition and athletics in many forms. You will hear stories and analogies from on and off the field in many of Ken's teachings. His heartbeat and passion lie in the unfathomable belief that a relationship with Jesus Christ can change a life, a community, and the world.

Drew Gillespie

Cypress Dublin Campus Pastor

Drew grew up in the south (Georgia & Texas), in a family that was never really connected to church life. Late in high school his family moved to Cincinnati, OH. It was there that he was invited to a local Young Life club, and eventually introduced to a life changing relationship with Christ.  After college Drew spent 15 years on staff with Young Life, eventually serving as the Metro Director in Columbus. In 2001 he made the transition to Cypress, serving in various roles over the years, preparing him to serve as Campus Pastor in Dublin.

Drew and Nancy have two teenage children, Hannah and AJ.  His heartbeat is seeing people outside the church experiencing Christ and the life change that only He brings.

Liz Alecusan

Cypress Dublin Campus Coordinator

Dave Kujawa

Cypress Grove City Campus Pastor

Dave Kujawa “Kujo” has spent most of his adult life in ministry with high school students in Ohio and Michigan.  He has also been the successful founder and owner of small businesses.   We are glad to have Pastor Kujo back in Ohio as our Grove City Campus Pastor.  He has a heart for the local church and a love for people.  Dave is married to Marlene and they have four young adult children.

Operations & Administration Team

Cypress Kids Team

Next Steps Team

Creative Arts & Communications Team

Students Team

Ministry Leaders

Dale George

Director of Prayer / Care

Jonathan Eads

Director of Sports

Rick Rucker

Director of Hospitality & Connections