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.

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. 

Scott Abel
Administrative and Outreach Pastor
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Scott grew up in a Christian family in Indiana.  He moved here to be with his now wife Brenda of 39 years and graduated from the University of Colorado with a business degree.  Scott has two children, Brittany 34 and Luke 30.  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!

Dale Platt
Pastoral Apprentice

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.

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