Pastor Ben Cloud & Mandy

Pastor Ben Cloud is Lead Pastor and Teaching Pastor at Amadeo.  Ben is married to Mandy and they have four beautiful (at least to them) children.

Ben graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BA in English, an MA in Applied linguistics and served as a High School English teacher for five years. Ben is a certified K-12 Principal and in certified in Educational Leadership.  After his teaching years he then worked in software development with Pearson and General Dynamics where he helped test and develop software for another nine years.  While he worked as a software engineer, Ben was the Student Ministries pastor at Vineyard Community Church for five years when he felt God calling him to plant Amadeo Church. (Truth is, the staff at VCC came to Ben and told him that he  was who they felt was called to plant a church.)  Ben completed his Masters of Ministry with St. Stephens University while also planting and growing Amadeo Church.  He has been pastoring AMADEO church for 12 years and helped a partnership plant a church in Tanzania.

Ben hopes to plant 40 churches in 40 years, but his prayer request to God is to plant the first one in the states by 2020.


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Discipleship & Teaching Pastor Marcellus And Shunta Dukes (Lady Dukes)

Marcellus Dukes is responsible for Encouraging Discipleship throughout the whole Church and leading our mid-week discipleship courses including Gospel and Mission Classes, Discipleship and Mentoring classes, membership classes, financial peace classes and other Bible Teachings.

As our pastor he helps oversee men's ministries (including retreats), marriage ministry, small group development and care, and the specialty care groups (grief share, etc), to name just a few.  His goal is to oversee disicpleship happening in all of the ministries in our Church.

His amazing wife, Shunta (Lady Dukes), helps him and the Church with media, women's care, and ministers to the whole body with countless acts of courage and love.

Pastor Marcellus Dukes was the Founder and Senior Pastor of Solid Foundation Bible Church of San Tan Valley, Arizona, where the ministry was dedicated to demonstrating the expressive “Love” of Christ Jesus and discipleship.  Pastor Dukes and his lovely wife were called by the Spirit of the Lord from Flint, Michigan to journey by faith to Arizona over a decade ago. Previous, Pastor Dukes and his wife served faithfully at International Gospel Center located in Flint, Michigan, founded by the late Apostle Charles O. Miles of Ecorse, Michigan, currently under the leadership of Pastor Marvin Miles.

Pastor Dukes has a heart for the wounded and brokenhearted. His call and hearts passion to love and disciple has been evident throughout the years as many have come to know, grow, love and serve Christ as he ministers. Pastor Dukes teaches the uncompromising Word with passion, wisdom and the anointing of God. Many have coined him “Man of God” as he utilizes his God given gift to draw people to the Lord Jesus Christ. God has gifted him with Words of Wisdom. When he speaks to an audience the results are astonishing. The power of God freely flows through this “Man of GodPastor Marcellus is known as a Counselor, Preacher, Teacher, Motivator, Role Model and Mentor amongst many.

With his compassionate heart and desire to meet the needs of children and be the “church” Pastor Dukes recently founded Solid Foundations for Life. An organization focused on the total well-being of children that have been displaced.  

Pastor Dukes has completed Seminary, double Bachelors in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Leadership. He continues to persistently pursue his educational goal of obtaining a Master of Divinity with a focus of Family Counseling. Pastor Dukes has received his counseling training from Biblical Counselors Training Center of Gilbert, Arizona who is recognized as the training center for the nations recognized ACBC, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is partner with Men’s Mentoring Network of Arizona, Promise Keepers and many others that continue to not only equip him but give him the opportunity to serve.

It was Pastor Marcellus and Lady Shunta Duke's courage and humility that helped lead Solid Foundation and AMADEO to merge into AMADEO CHURCH - building solid foundations.  He was willing to do what few have ever done in ministry by humbly joining SFBC to AMADEO Church.  Marcellus became a senior pastor at AMADEO that the Kingdom of God might be displayed through the the unity of the Church - all tribues and tongues and nations coming together for the greater glory of God.

Pastor Marcellus Dukes has been happily married to his young sweetheart, friend and now wife of over 21 years. They are the proud parents of eight children; Dirk, Derek, Marcellus Jr. and Marcetta (Twins), Marco, Makela and youngest of them all Maliyah.


Pastor Nathaniel Zefron and Cassandra.

Pastor Nathaniel is a Church Planter in Training and helps teach, care for the whole Church on Sundays, work in the coffee shop, visit the sick and elderly, shutins, and leads a home group.


Gale & Lawrence

Gale works in the technology industry and is married to Lawrence.  Lawrence has helped out in hospitality for as long as he has been there.

Gale enjoys shepherding hearts, and is one of our champion in evangelism, mercy, and outreach.


Sherri (Director of Worship) & Jeremy Giguere

Sherri is our director of the music ministry.  She helps organize several teams, mentors up and coming leaders and organizes the sound garden, a venue for developing worship leaders.

Jeremy & Sherri lead a beautiful family of five children.  Jeremy is a manager with a global semi-conductor manufacturer.

He has been an elder over all of Amadeo's community outreach efforts and also helps with facilities. His family has hosted the longest running home group in church, nearly seven years, they have only recently taken a break from that.

He teaches in Sunday school, also helps out in difficult situations, helping to resolve conflict. You may find him at church all day Sundays and hours after helping to clean up the church. He helped us move into the building with a lot of sweat equity and helped us clean up the church last year in a big way.

He has been helpful with financial priorities as well and helped to make it so the pastor never misses a check.


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Youth Pastor Nate McAvoy & Robin

Nate and Robin have been Serving at AMADEO in various capacities including children's and youth ministry, worship minsitry, and with local and global missions for over four years.  Their family does ministry all over the country hosting VBS events and traveling in Mexico and in Germany.


Pastor Ian Aston & Kim

Ian is a math teacher by trade, a dad of five and married to Kim.

He is the bi-vacational elder/pastor. He has lead, hosted, and assisted with home groups and helped spawn many different home groups. He has been a long-term major supporter of Pastor Ben, and when difficult situations arise he is fearless, gentle and willing to tackle whatever needs to be done in a tactful and godly way.

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Minister Louise Bowman & Steve

Louise is married to Steve Bowman and they have amazing kids who serve in our youth.  Louise and Steve have helped with teaching, greeting, Sunday cleanup, prayer and a million other servant-leader activities.  Louise also works with the pregnancy center.

Louise is gifted at caring for women in our Church and empowering them for what God has for them.

Children's Director Mandy Cloud

Mandy is the children's director.  She is an amazing servant leader and is also the director of the Vineyard Pregnancy Center.



Shelly Kohler - Deacons of Outreaches & Jon Kohler

Shelly and her husband Jon work with  RE:STORE, Vineyard Community Center, The Coffee Shop, the Pregnancy Center, and help encourage evangelism.

Cheryl and Gary Ozmon.

Cheryl is a champion of prayer, has hosted and lead small groups with her husband, and past women's ministries leader.  Gary is lead deacon over greeting services.  They have three amazing daughters and were key planters at the church from the very beginning.


Elder Sam Amagatse & Melanie

Elder Sam and His wife Melanie and two kids have been in the Vineyard for a long while now.  He is a champion over prayer and helps on Sunday services in various ways.  He is Construction Project Manager for a general contractor.


Elder Darrell Kennedy & Angie

Darrell Kennedy has been at AMADEO for most of the years it has existed.  Darrell's wife Angie and two kids have done a plethora of simple and humble services at AMADEO, including:  Sunday School, Catalyst Kids, Facilities, Sunday Snacks, Parents of Teens, Youth group, and men's and women's ministry.  Darrell is Elder over facilities and Angie is a deacon.


Elder Paul and Gladys Bohanna

The Bohannas has been leading in Marriage ministry for over eights at Solid Foundation Bible Church. The Bohannas are fishers of men, spending countless hours disciplining others to know Christ, they are true leader-servants, eager to serve, eager to impute wise counseling and eager lead an ear to hear. We are excited to be a part of Amadeo "Building Solid Foundations."

Elder Wayne and Angel O'Neal

The O'Neals has faithfully and lovingly served as Elder/leaders assisting the pastor and his wife at Solid Foundation Bible Church for over four years. Their love for Christ exceeds beyond words. Elder O'Neal is a teacher and plans to lead in small groups. We are happy to be a part of Amadeo "Building Solid Foundations."

Elder Vu Hoover & Amy

Vu is a financial auditor with a global accounting firm and leads a beautiful family of five children with his wife Amy.

Vu was integral in planting our church and he and Amy have helped out leading home groups, mentoring young marrieds, and leading in many ways. Vu peformed informal audits in our early years and has been serving for three years in New York.

He helps with financial issues.


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Elder Elbert and Katina Acoff

Elder Elbert & Katina Acoff- The Acoffs are servant leaders by nature. They have faithfully served at Solid Foundation Bible Church for over eight years in youth/children ministry and media to name a few areas of service. The Acoffs have served as youth leaders for many years, and God has blessed the two with a gift to reach our young people through innovative drama and song. Congratulations to Elbert Acoff who was recently ordained as Elder and both are excited to be a part of Amadeo "Building Solid Foundations."