Craig and Phyllis Haworth – Senior Pastor and Executive Director
Craig and Phyllis Haworth provide the spiritual and administrative oversight of the Shiloh church. They were married at Shiloh in 1993. Craig is Shiloh’s senior pastor. Phyllis is the Executive Director of Shiloh and a director in the Apostolic Company, The Living Word Fellowship’s leadership group.
Craig first became involved in The Living Word Fellowship in 1980 after reading a printed message by John Robert Stevens. Craig felt the Lord’s presence so strongly that he immediately accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and began attending services at House of Worship in Campbell, California, a church affiliated with The Living Word Fellowship. As a young Christian, Craig helped the ministries at his church by leading prayer and worship.
Craig’s enthusiasm and hunger for the Lord deepened his spiritual experiences, and his knowledge of the Word of God grew as he determined to teach and share it with others. This love for God’s Word, coupled with his energy and excitement toward it, has become a hallmark of his ministry.
In 1988 Craig relocated to Iowa, making the Shiloh church his home. Since the early 1990s he has been part of the leadership of the church, focusing mainly on teaching, worship, and caring for the congregation. Craig has also been a member of the Apostolic Company since 2000. Craig was ordained in 2004 and was hired as a full time pastor to Shiloh in 2006.
Phyllis first heard a taped message by John Robert Stevens in 1972 during an intense time of seeking the Lord for personal direction. She was then working as a civilian nurse in a U.S. Army hospital in Germany. As she heard the teaching, she felt the Lord directing her life to serve Stevens’ ministry of the Word. Shortly thereafter, she returned home to California and began attending services at Church of The Living Word in North Hills, California, where her hunger for the Lord found a home in her relationship to John Stevens’ ministry. She served as an assistant to John’s secretary, Marilyn, editing Stevens’ taped sermons for publication. This time became a benchmark for Phyllis and her relationship to Marilyn Hargrave continues to this day as they serve the ministry of the Word and develop the women’s ministry in the churches together.
In 1981 Phyllis married Bill Maybee. They served together as members of the Apostolic Company, moving to Shiloh in 1982 as overseeing ministries. Although their marriage later ended in divorce, Phyllis continued to minister in the oversight of Shiloh.
In the mid 1990s, Phyllis assumed the leadership of the fellowship’s health ministry, which focuses on health and healing and is a part of the Joseph Ministry led by Ed and Dottie Forbes.
Chuck and Jody Rogness
Chuck and Jody Rogness serve as associate pastors at Shiloh and are actively involved in the surrounding community. They attend many interdenominational events in the area, are members of the Richmond Shooters pyrotechnic team that does the fireworks show at Shiloh’s Independence Day celebration, announce for local high school football games, and are enthusiastic University of Iowa Hawkeye football fans.
Chuck became involved with The Living Word Fellowship in 1972 after two years of intense searching and looking to the Lord. He has served as an elder in the Shiloh church since the mid 1970s and was ordained in 2004. He attends the Council of Mid‑Prairie Churches pastors’ meetings and participates in their prayer group. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Iowa, and in addition to his service at Shiloh, he manages a sales territory for an industrial safety product supplier.
Jody’s contact with the fellowship began in 1972 when, through John Robert Stevens’ literature, she found the fathering ministry she had been searching for. As a member of the health ministry, head of the first aid department at Shiloh, and facilitator of staff first aid certifications, she is driven to see to the health and safety of those around her. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Iowa and works as a staff nurse in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Erin and Mary Dunn
Erin and Mary Dunn are an integral part of the pastoral and administrative team at Shiloh. They were married in 2005, and have one son, Finley, who was born in 2010. In addition to their work at Shiloh, Erin and Mary lead weekly services in the Iowa City/Coralville area under the name Shiloh@Iowa City.
Erin has had a deep desire to serve the Lord since his youth. After graduating high school, this desire led him to move to Iowa to be trained as a ministry at Shiloh. Over the next few years Erin volunteered at Shiloh helping in the administrative and pastoral teams while attending college and working part time in Iowa City. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in business, Erin worked in various management positions in both Illinois and California. In 2002, he accepted an offer to move back to Iowa and work for Shiloh. Erin now serves as Shiloh’s administrator and corporate secretary. He has a similar role in the management of The Living Word Fellowship. As a pastor at Shiloh, Erin’s outreach ministry in the Iowa City/Coralville area is growing. Many of the young people at Shiloh look to him as a mentor and shepherd. He is presently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree through Shiloh University.
Mary was raised in Los Angeles and attended Centers of Learning, a Christian school run by The Living Word Fellowship. As a child, she helped as her family volunteered in many areas of Living Word Publications‘ ministry, doing everything from duplicating and shipping tapes of recorded sermons, to cooking meals and helping keep the building clean. It was during these years that Mary learned to love the family spirit that was created by everyone participating in a church community. Mary moved to Shiloh in 2001, where she now works as the Food Services/Events Manager and oversees church events both for Shiloh and the Iowa City group. Mary completed a Bachelor in Project Management from Capella University in 2012.