Advance Executive Team

  • Bob Johnson

    Bob Johnson serves as the ADVANCE Executive Team Chairman. Bob Johnson has been the Senior Pastor of New City Church since its planting in 1981. Ever since, he and his wife Cindy have shown their dedication to planting and strengthening churches, equipping leaders and loving the body of Christ. Bob’s grace as a builder, strength as a leader, and his tenacity for relationship have resulted in several healthy churches and missionary works that continue to thrive today.

  • kalen brown

    Kalen and Berni are the senior pastors of City Church in Billings, MT. Kalen and Berni were married in 1983 and in 1997, after years of training and faithful service, they were sent from Great Falls Christian Center to assist a small church in the Heights of Billings. Now known as City Church of Billings, that small church has taken root and is enjoying steady growth ever since 1999, when it came under Kalen’s leadership. Berni is a Registered Nurse and currently is part owner and manager of an assisted living home called Butterfly Homes. Kalen graduated in June, 2003 from Yellowstone Valley Bible Institute with a Certificate of Ministry. Kalen and Berni have three children; Aaron, Kyle and Hannah, who faithfully serve in the church alongside their parents.

  • Josh yakos

    Josh Yakos has been a part of local church ministry since 1999. Josh has a love for the outdoors, hunting, extra hot mochas and especially living in our great state; Montana. He and his wife Jessica were married in 2002 and gave themselves as a team to fruitful and effective youth ministry for years to come. Having proven himself as faithful and gifted, Josh was set in as the Lead Pastor at Clark Fork City Church in December of 2009. Josh and Jessica enjoy parenting their four children: twin girls Maddie-Rose and Gracie, a son named Joshua and their youngest daughter, Danica. 

  • lee barrows

    Lee Barrows has been an Associate Pastor at New City Church since 1983. He and his wife Udeen are a vital part of the leadership team at New City where Lee oversees pastoral care and city-wide church networking. Lee's ministry brings a depth of prophetic insight, as well as unique pastoral warmth.

  • nate swanson

    Nate Swanson serves as the Executive Pastor at New City Church and the team leader of the Vision Conference - the youth conference of the ADVANCE Church Network. As he brings advisement to the youth pastors that keep Vision going, his involvement on this team helps to keep the youth leaders and senior leaders in sync. Nate has been serving in various roles of ministry at New City since 1999 and has been supported greatly in that since his marriage to Rachel in 2000. Nate & Rachel are devoted to Jesus Christ, the strengthening of His church, and their five beautiful children; Isaac, Isabelle, Israel, Elias & Estera.