About Us

What we believe

At Stony Brook Church we believe in Jesus. Period. Of course, there’s a lot to that. Let’s break it down.

At Stony Brook Church we believe that Jesus is God in human flesh, that he was born a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died a vicarious and atoning death on our behalf, was raised to life by the Father that we too might have life in His name, and will one day return in power and glory (John 20:31, Titus 2:13). We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word of God, sufficient for the equipping of believers and a guide for Christian living (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:19-21, 1 Timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 4:17). We believe in the triune nature of God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We believe that every Christian receives the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at the moment they believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and makes him the Lord of their life (2 Timothy 1:14). We believe that everyone sins and deserves death but is offered eternal life, and also that salvation cannot be earned but is a gift of God (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-10).

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Our story

The building that is the Millard, Nebraska home of Stony Brook Church was once home to Millard Bible Church, a United States Mennonite Brethren church planted in 1993 by the USMB Central District Conference. In 1997, Millard Bible planted a church in Papillion, Nebraska. The church began as Cross Tunes, a Christian music and bookstore that doubled as a place of worship. Marking the beginning of an ever-growing ministry, Cross Tunes became Rolling Hills Church, which was eventually renamed Shadow Lake Community Church (SLCC). While SLCC continued non-stop growth, Millard Bible Church transitioned out of the Millard building. In 2008 SLCC launched a video satellite ministry in the available Millard building. SLCC Millard Campus became an alternative worship location for SLCC members from West Omaha, while creating opportunities for new connections in the Millard area. A fresh vision for SLCC-Millard was cast in 2009. Leadership and congregation were already in place in Millard and the decision was made to recognize the ministry as a self-supporting church plant with a unique vision. In October 2010, in the same location where the story began, the body of believers in Millard became Stony Brook Church.

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Meet the pastor

On September 12, 2021, the church welcomed back Pastor Jon, Lauren, and Oliver Annin. I say welcomed them back because Millard Bible Church, which eventually became Stony Brook, was his home church growing up! Jon moved to Fresno, California after high school to attend Fresno Pacific University. There he completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and began serving as the Youth Pastor at the Clovis Hills Church in Clovis, California. He continued to serve there (moving from Youth to Children and then to Campus Pastor) while completing his Master’s degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. When an opportunity to return to Omaha presented itself, they felt it was the leading of God and applied. The Search Committee of Stony Brook also felt God’s leading and presented them to the congregation which cast a unanimous affirmation vote!

Pastor and family

Staff

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Jon Annin
Pastor
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Kristin Pikop
Worship Leader
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Lauren Annin
Next-Gen Director
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Melissa Hanna
Administrator

Leadership

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Mike Wall
Steward, Faith & Life
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Josh Morrison
Pastoral Team, Faith & Life
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Steve Riesenberg
Pastoral Team, Faith & Life
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Deb Lowry
Faith & Life
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Vance Dorsey
Faith & Life
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Stephanie Dillman
Faith & Life

USMB

Stony Brook Church is a member of the Central District of the United States Mennonite Brethren conference of churches. On the USMB website, you can read more About Us, Who We Are, What We Believe, and our Confession of Faith.