Gabriel Hughes is pastor of Providence, having moved to Casa Grande with his family in 2023. Gabe started an online Bible ministry called When We Understand the Text (WWUTT), with hundreds of videos having been viewed millions of times around the world. Applying his experience in broadcasting combined with his love for God's word, he began a daily Bible teaching podcast that has been on the air for over 8 years. He and his wife, Beki, have five children: Annie, Zachary, Aria, Mariah, and Ezekiel.
Allan came to Christ as a teenager in 1978 through the example of his older brother. In Zambia he became active in the Reformed Baptist movement in Zambia. Then in 2001, Allan and his family emigrated to the UK, where he was a member of Wycliffe Independent in Sheffield. In 2007, God opened a door for him to move to AZ. He works as a Technical Support Analyst, and his wife, Victoria, is a Nurse Practitioner. They have two adult children: Abel who is 28, and Lingawako who is 24.
Christopher O’Neil was born and raised in Casa Grande, the son of Hon. William O’Neil and Tammy O’Neil, and the grandson of Dr. James O’Neil and Mary O’Neil. He lives in Casa Grande with his wife Amy and their four children. He is an alumnus of Valley Christian High School, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. A founding member of the church, he views Providence as the answer to many years of prayer. Soli Deo gloria.
Jeremy Panknin is a sinner saved by grace who tries to spend as much time as possible with his wife Jenn and his children Landon (9),, Mason (8), Asher (7), and Lily (5). Jeremy is a southern Arizona native who works as an engineer. His vision for his role in the church is to see the physical needs of the people met and the facility cared for so that there are no distractions from the preached word on Sunday.
Joshua White is a high school and collegiate music director and mathematics teacher. He is supported by his beautiful wife, Monica, and their daughters Abigail and Allison. His areas of emphasis as a deacon include the music ministry, teaching Sunday school, and maintaining our facilities.
Dustin Schanaker is an Arizona native, marrying his high school sweetheart, Caitlin. In addition to their children William, Virginia, and James, they are expecting their fourth child. Dustin obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. from Liberty U. and works as a real estate lawyer at a law firm in Scottsdale. As a deacon, he assists with the church financials, helps lead music, and handles the non-profit status of the church. The Schanakers have been blessed to see the Lord's hand of providence in the founding and growth of PRBC.