Meet our staff

Elizabeth Presbyterian Church is currently in the process of finding our new, permanent Pastor. In the meantime, we are very fortunate and blessed to have two wonderful Christian men lead us in Worship during our search.

  • MIKE BANTA, Worship Leader

    Mike is a graduate from Texas Christian University and has a master’s degree from Brite Divinity School. He also served for decades as a Contemporary Christian musician, touring the world and recording with Don Francisco and many other Christian artists. Along with preaching, Mike is an Elder in our Church, and also leads contemporary praise and worship in our services. His sermons and music are rooted in a deep faith in Christ and His grace, love and mercy to all peoples.


    CJ is a longtime Elder at EPC and has completed the Lay Pastor Program of Denver Presbytery.

    He attended Fuller Seminary in Colorado Springs. His deep interest of the history of the early church often flavors his sermons. He strives to use the historical context of the scripture to add additional meaning and depth to his sermons.


    John has been involved with music for well over 60 years, as a music teacher, choral singer, saxophonist, choir director and even instrument repairman. His teaching career spanned 50 years. He sang tenor with the Colorado Chorale for 10 years. He also founded and led the High Plains Singers, producing popular Spring and Christmas concerts for the Elizabeth community for over two decades. He has now directed the EPC traditional choir for longer than anyone can remember, and here is his comment about that: “At age 102, it’s still fun!”


    Clark is a Colorado born, Grammy Award winning producer/engineer and a master of the recording arts. Clark moved to Nashville in 1993 where he had the opportunity to work with the legendary Chet Atkins. During his time with Chet, Clark engineered “Jam Man” which won the Grammy for Best Country Instrumental in 1996. That success led to work with other top Nashville artists including Ray Stevens and Bryan White. Clark has been a musician and follower of Jesus his whole life. He’s also the proud owner of one of Chet’s guitars, which he sometimes plays when he rocks the house at EPC.