Our Staff

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Ben Schwieterman


Ben and Abby have been married since 2015, and have two children, Daisy and Gabriel. The Schwietermans enjoy a homesteading type lifestyle, including gardening, hunting, fishing, and raising animals.


Prior to being called into ministry, Pastor Ben obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University, and worked in the health and fitness industry. With nearly ten years of ministry experience, he has also obtained a master’s degree in theological studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.


The Schwietermans are passionate about the forgiveness God gave them through Jesus Christ, and hope to share the good news of the Savior with those around them.

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Eldon Gaston

Associate Minister

Eldon and Melody have been married since 2001 and have three sons - Joshua, Caleb and Mark. Knowing God's calling, the Gaston family moved from Florida in 2019 to become a part of New Covenant Community Church. They enjoy camping, boating and water sports. Since having been in Ohio, the boys are enjoying the snow.

Over the last 40 years, Eldon has been involved in numerous discipleship courses, ministry training, and became heavily involved in numerous ministry tasks and projects. He has taught all age groups in Sunday School throughout the years. Before serving on staff in a ministry setting, Eldon worked in the restaurant business and ran his own flooring business.

Eldon has a passion of seeing individuals come alive in the depth, knowledge and insight of our Lord Jesus Christ.