THE DOOR  Opened Door Christian Fellowship 212 Faith Blvd. Laurie, MO 65037


Eli and Abbi Delhotal have been involved with our youth department for 7 years, but began the role as youth pastors this last year. As youth pastors, they not only minister to our youth, but also host the church's annual Lake Invasion event. Lake Invasion is a life-changing weekend that brings approximately 100 youth to the Lake Area. For more information about Pastors Eli and Abbi, email them at or call 573-374-6323

Eli & Abbi Delhotal


Shawn Scheffler is head of Student Ministries at The Door and has been here for 17 years. As head of Student Ministries, he oversees nursery/preschool, children's church and youth. Of those 17 years, he has been our children's church pastor for 10 years. For more information about Pastor Shawn, email him at or call 573-374-6323.

Pastor Shawn Scheffler


A child is a seed.  Seeds planted, nourished and tended to will grow.  We want our seeds to grow knowing God created them, God loves them and God has a plan for their lives.

Carlisia Farr


David and Jody Hilton have been worship leaders of Life Work for 7 years, but have been in our congregation for a total of 14 years. They have been involved with our praise and worship team for 12 years.

Life Work is centered on 2 Chronicles 29:11, "God has chosen you to take your place before Him to serve in conducting and leading worship — this is your life work; make sure you do it and do it well."

For more information about David and Jody, email them at or call 573-374-6323.

David & Jody Hilton



and our WORLD.


Joy Maddox is our Connect-Communicate-Care (CCC) Director at The Door and has been here for 22 years. She has been in leadership at The Door for 21 years, becoming head of CCC in 2014. Her main focus is overseeing our team of greeters, the welcome center and bookstore. For more information about Joy, email her at or call 573-374-6323.

Joy Maddox

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Thom and Stacy Jones became Pastors of The Door in 2018. They had previously served in most every area in the church including Youth Ministry, Praise and Worship, Children’s Department and prior to assuming the Pastorate were Associate Pastors.  

Pastors Thom and Stacy along with their family love people and have spent many years ministering one on one and in the pulpit to members of The Door and many others outside the church. They have a heart to see the lost come to know Christ and to train up the saints for the work of the ministry we are all called unto.  

              Thom & Stacy Jones