Senior Pastor Chris Arch
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Pastor Chris has been serving at Good News Bible Church since 1997. He and his wife Carol have 5 children, David (Crystal), Katherine (Jon), Joseph(Cassidy), Mary and Daniel. 
Pastor Chris and his wife, Carol, are proud grandparents to 7 beautiful grandchildren!

He has a BS from Indiana State University in History and Political Science and an MA from Columbia International University in Evangelism and Church Growth. Other education includes a MDiv. from Trinity Bible College & Seminary. Mission interests include Poland, Ireland and Haiti. Pastor Chris has too many hobbies for his own good.


Associate Pastor Richard Wootonn
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Pastor Richard came to Good News Bible Church in June of 2004. He and his wife Sheila have two children Amanda (Paul) & Joshua (Izzy). Richard and Sheila recently celebrated the arrival of their first grandchild, a girl, to their daughter and her husband.
Originally from Texas, Pastor Wootonn has a BS in Math from University of Texas – San Antonio and an MA from Columbia International University in Missions. He has served overseas in Moldova for three years. Pastor Rich loves home improvement projects, baseball, and TexMex food.

Assistant Pastor
Zach Ilten

Zach began to serve Good News as a Pastoral intern in 2014, and now serves as Assistant Pastor. Zach and his wife, Becca, have four children: Lucy, Micah, Henry, and Levi.
Zach grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in English. Zach is a recent graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theological Studies.


Zach enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, reading theology books, taking his wife on dates, and rolling around on the floor with his kids.


Church Secretary
Amy Barker
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Amy is a native Iowan, born right here in Iowa City, who loves photography, & taking walks. A 3x marathoner, she also enjoys Strength Training, Pilates, reading, Bible Study, hiking, going out for coffee and watching movies. She is married to Ralph and they have 2 kids.

Board Members

Barry Bedford – Chairman
Chris Arch
Jim Mays
Jim Schlott
Richard Wootonn
Jon Miller