WE WILL MISS YOU, PASTOR LINSY! CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD'S BEST in Pasor Linsy's new role as lead pastor for Bloomington First Church!
Pastor Linsy has felt the call to ministry since she was a little girl. "God has consistently been faithful in the rescue, redemption, and restoration of my life; Jesus saved me physically and spiritually. I live every day in hope that I'm mirroring Christ to others, both at home and to the world."
A miracle took place in 2003 when God restored Linsy's broken family. One year after their divorce from each other, Linsy and Wes Stockham reunited in marriage. They have three teenagers: Ethan, Trinity, and Gabe.
Surrendered to Christ, Pastor Linsy chooses to be willing, available, and led by God's Spirit. She has participated in the ministries of dance, prison, women, youth, children, outreach, and worship. Linsy is author of the children's book, Tiny Giants (2008), all profits benefiting efforts to stop human trafficking. Working for the Bloomington YMCA for seven years gave Linsy amazing opportunities to share Jesus with hundreds of children and with college-age students. As a nine-year paraprofessional for Olympia West, Pastor Linsy gained invaluable experience in special needs, classrooms, and family relations within community.
Again saying “yes” to God, Pastor Linsy accepted the position of BridgeWay Pekin Campus Pastor in 2018. She also continues to serve as BridgeWay's Family Ministries Pastor (2016), and Merge Youth Pastor (2014). She earned her district pastor licensing in 2017 and was ordained as a minister for the church of Nazareen in 2020, having completed her MPP coursework through Nazarene Bible College.