Gordon Deuel Melissa Deuel

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Pastor Gordon Deuel is no stranger to the CROSSROADS Community.  He began his ministry with us in the Fall of 2002 as an intern.  From 2002-2006 he has served in just about every area of ministry there is at CROSSROADS, from a Pastoral Intern to our very first Facility Director.  In June of 2006 Pastor Gordon was appointed to Little Prairie United Methodist Church in rural Dundas, where he served as Pastor until June of 2013.


Pastor Gordon grew up in a small town in southwestern Minnesota.  It was there that he first remembers praying to receive Jesus into his life and first felt God calling him to ministry.  “I remember I was about 9 or 10 years old when I was sitting in church one day listening to a missionary share about a recent trip she was on.  I remember going home that day and saying, ‘that’s what I want to do with my life, I want to serve God full-time.’”  Since then it has been a journey of discernment as he has listened for and followed God’s call in his life.

In 2005 Pastor Gordon married the love of his life Melissa.  They have three beautiful children and can be found enjoying anything related to the outdoors.  Pastor Gordon says he has three seasons in life, hunting, ice fishing, and softball.  Pastor  Gordon celebrated his ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in June of 2011.  He graduated from Crown College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership.  Following College he attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul and graduated with his Master’s of Divinity in 2008.  Pastor Gordon is appointed to CROSSROADS CHURCH full time to plant our Elko New Market Campus.


Gordon and Melissa have felt God calling them to the Elko New Market Community for years and are excited to be a part of what God is doing through CROSSROADS CHURCH and it’s ministries.

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Photo by Melanie Painter Photography

gdeuel@elkonewmarketchurch.com | 612-756-1194

2095 Wild Wings Pass | Elko New Market, MN 55054