PASTORAL STAFF

Andy Cannon 
Senior Pastor

Andy served on staff with Bear Valley Baptist Church of Lakewood while reaching out to the poor and oppressed in Denver until the church commissioned him to plant Open Door Fellowship in 1984. Andy has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ since he was 18 years old and still believes that the Christian church is critical for people to be brought “all the way through” in their relationship with God. Andy’s passion for the people, attention to the Bible, and deep desire to seek God’s power liberating people’s lives compel him still after more than 30 years of Christian service. Andy serves as the primary preaching pastor in the Sunday morning service. Andy is also a co-founder and housing director for the Providence Network and serves on several urban ministry boards and advisory councils.

Jarrod Irwin 
Associate PastOr

Jarrod loves Jesus and believes that He is the only reason he survived and overcame his methamphetamine addiction in 2002. He studied philosophy and psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver and is currently working on an MA in Biblical Studies at Denver Seminary. Jarrod started out at ODF as a pastoral apprentice in 2013, he is still blown away at the opportunity to serve there. Jarrod married Amy in 2010, and has been very impressed that she was willing to come along for the ride, even after he warned her on their first date how extreme he believed the Christian life is intended to be. Jarrod pursues living out a Spirit-filled-and-directed life of sacrificial love in community, and he may even be successful at times but only by God’s empowerment.

Matthew Reed
Associate Pastor
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Matthew originally came to our community in 1999 with addiction issues and a broken back. During the passage of time, God has rebuilt Matthew and gave him new life. Today, he is now serving the community that helped him when it was needed the most. Matthew believes that the fruit that The Lord produced in his life would be also planted in others as there is no situation that is impossible for our Lord to redeem. After being born-again in 2004, The Lord sent Matthew through Charis Bible College where he received a degree and license for ministry. Matthew is most passionate about the our community, and especially, Denver's Homeless population. Our Lord had Matthew serve many diverse ministries, currently he serves at our church and leads "20D Ministries" (20dm.org).

Jeanie Wilking
associate Pastor

Jeanie’s calling to make a difference in this world for God and His Kingdom began in the early 70’s when she fell in love with Jesus and the Word of God. She moved to Denver in 1986 to attend Denver Seminary. She has served in ministry with Youth for Christ and local churches for many years. She and her late husband Bill had 3 children. Jeanie was blessed to take a 20 year maternity leave from full time ministry to be home with Ryan, Heather and Evan. Her passion continues to be for the Church and encouraging God’s people to live out their calling. Being a Pastor and Life Coach is what she was born to be. She is grateful to be a part of all God is up to at ODF, especially in her areas of ministry with small groups and women’s ministry. 

Dalene Mmopi
Associate Pastor

Dalene's passion is to see breakthrough in people's lives, spiritually and emotionally. She explores the biblical depths and spiritual possibilities in God for vibrant Christian living. Because a rich, relevant relationship and radical obedience to the Lord is important in our lives, Dalene leads prayer and "abiding" meetings, as well as mentoring individuals, counseling, teaching in small groups and preaching, revealing both the spiritual and the practicalities of life.

Dalene received ministry training from Colorado School of Kingdom Ministry and also Junior deSouza Ministries. She studied Medical Technology and holds both a BA and MA of Science Degrees in Microbiology.

Scott Abel
Pastoral Apprentice

Scott grew up in a Christian family in Indiana.  He moved here to be with his now wife Brenda of 37 years and graduated from the University of Colorado with a business degree.  Scott has two children, Brittany 31 and Luke 28.  During his career in IT Consulting sales Scott was afflicted with alcoholism and only by the grace and power of Jesus was restored to sobriety for 20 plus years.
 

After retiring from IT, Scott was on staff at a local church leading prayer ministry, missions outreach, Life Recovery, and men’s ministry before knowing that he was to serve at Open Door Fellowship.

Scott’s hearts desire is to serve Jesus everyday by being an encourager and sharing his testimony of the power and love of Jesus with everyone.  He wants to boldly encourage others in the transformational truth of the gospel through evangelism and prayer!

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Dale Platt
Pastoral Apprentice
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Dale has been involved in ministry to disenfranchised people and those experiencing homelessness in urban Denver for the last 12 years. Dale and Robin (wife for 14 years) have been actively engaged at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in Centennial, Colorado during that entire time. Dale originally connected with Jesus Christ our Church (JCOC) who met on Saturday mornings at Open Door Fellowship Church. Serving breakfast and co-leading a Bible study after breakfast allowed Dale to build many relationships with friends who were part of Denver's homeless community. When ODM re-launched the Saturday morning breakfast as part of the "The Table" program in 2019, Dale continued his ministry to those experiencing homelessness and was invited by Open Door Fellowship to become a Pastoral Apprentice. Dale is a certified Stephen Minister where he comes alongside individuals for the purpose of care and encouragement. Dale has a heart "as big as all outdoors" and feels privileged to be able to minister as part of Open Door Fellowship Church.