Pastors & Staff

P_Bills Pastor Billy Simar / Senior Pastor

Each of our lives tell a story that’s unique, and powerful; when Jesus invades our hearts, the stories of our lives begin to take on new, significant meaning, in light of His great love and work in us. Billy’s life story is one of redemption; it is the story of an amazing turnaround, a story of God’s ability to take a young soldier, addicted and broken, and mold him into a man of compassion, humility, and authenticity. The story of a man having an encounter with God that re-routed & re-purposed his life. Pastor Billy’s life story guides his leadership as pastor of Manhattan First. He is passionate about investing in people, loves teaching from Scripture, and is driven to see Manhattan First invest in what God is doing around the world through missions. He believes the church is fulfilling its purpose when we are seeking to bring Jesus, the Source of real life, to broken people in our community.

Pastor Billy was elected the Lead Pastor of Manhattan First in June of 2014. He has served in pastoral ministry roles for over twenty years, and holds a degree in Theology from Central Bible College. Pastor Billy and his wife Blythe have eight children.


Pastor_JasonPastor Jason Geesaman / Children and Families Pastor

Pastor Jason oversees all elements of Kids First, the children’s ministry at Manhattan First. His foremost passion in ministry is to enable and assist parents in being the spiritual leaders of their families. The relationships Pastor Jason continues to develop within the Manhattan community have enabled Manhattan First to minister to kids in unique, significant ways. Seeing kids understand how much Jesus loves them, and following Him with faith and desire, are what drive him in ministry.

Pastor Jason has been leading children’s ministries for 10 years. He and his wife Danica have been on the team at Manhattan First since 2013, and have two children.


MegPastor Megan Allen / Youth

Pastor Megan leads all ministry to 6th-12th grade students as pastor of The Hinge. She is a team-builder, and loves to encourage students to realize who God has made them to be, and what He is calling them to do. Being led by Jesus, and having students follow her on that journey, is what drives the ministries she leads.

She was born and raised in Manhattan, and was part of The Hinge as a high school student. Pastor Megan holds a degree in Intercultural Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She joined the Manhattan First pastoral team in November 2014.


Support Staff

Bonnie Hull / Financial Administrator

Bonnie fills the role as our Financial Administrator. Her attention to detail and work ethic serve her role as she runs the business side of our church. Her willingness to help with any project makes Bonnie an asset to our team.