|Chester Beck My name is Chester Lee Beck III. My lovely wife is Cirese or Reese as she is commonly known. I don’t think I could function without her and I love her very much. We were married in 1982 and have three grown children between us. I drive a concrete mixer for a living for Landvatter Ready-Mix, I have worked there almost 25 years. My son Gary is the batch man. I also lift large heavy weights for recreation and use this gift as a ministry tool to witness about Jesus. I started attending HBWT church the first Sunday in March 2008 after meeting Pastor Pat and Noel Blythe in the gym. Prior to that, I was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Louis under pastor Billingsley. I became an ordained Deacon of HBWT on July 12, 2009. In John 15:16 Jesus said “You did not choose me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last” I have submitted to God’s will, to serve Him and the church. I have been blessed with many spiritual gifts and have chosen to use them to fulfill the great commission and expand His Kingdom. Amen|
|Mike Burger We are the Burger’s, Mike & Franny we made a marriage covenant with God in 1992, we have two grown children Ashley & Matt and have been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren Dylan (5 yrs.) & Andrew (2 weeks). My wife is my best friend and soul mate! My favorite thing to do is worship my Lord and Savior with the love of my life sitting by my side. We truly stumbled across HBWT a little over a year ago (February 2010) we had heard about HBWT and brought our nephew to a service and absolutely fell in love with the church, the love of Jesus and the Holy Spirit was so evident and overwhelming, we joined the church a few weeks later and the rest is history. We love to serve and are excited to see where God will lead us in this ministry. We are also very involved in the Road Riders for Jesus motorcycle ministry and have recently started a local chapter at HBWT, if you ride a motorcycle or hope to ride someday and are looking for a way to serve God with your bike contact me or our Chapter President Ken Stevens for more information. God has blessed us to combine two passions, serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ while riding our motorcycle! Luke 14:23 “Then the master told his Servant, Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, So that my house will be full”.|
|Bob Cole Before coming to HBWT I always felt condemned by religion. I couldn’t get clean enough, dress well enough or just fit in. After coming to HBWT, Pastor Pat told me that Jesus wanted a relationship with me…relationship, not religion…what a concept. When my relationship with Jesus started growing, everything around me started to change. I started to feel clean, grown up and fit in. In a short time I have been healed of many vices and have grown in Christ. I mean, I have a relationship with The Almighty! AMEN! I was ordained a Deacon at HBWT on July 12, 2009 and I am now a warrior for Christ. I have a fantastic, wonderful and beautiful wife named Alicia and three boys, Price – 7, Rainer – 3 and Levi – 2. I look forward to serving Jesus and all of you in Christ! Thank you and God Bless! Bob Cole|
|Mark Fincher My name is Mark Fincher and I have been a member of HBWT for more than 8 years. My children Elizabeth and Jacob introduced me to the church and we were baptized as a family at the St. Ann Pool. Accepting Christ as my personal savior was the single best decision of my life and has enabled me to become a Godly Husband and Father. My lovely wife Jen and I met in 2010 and were married on March 19, 2011. We teach the Children’s Church at 9am and love to share the word with children and adults alike. I was ordained as a deacon at HBWT on December 26, 2012. I truly believe that if you are faithful and obedient you will be blessed.|
|Mike Koeller My name is Mike Koeller. My wife Val and I have been attending HBWT since 2006. We have six grown children & six beautiful grandchildren.
We run the Street Sweepers Outreach Ministry at HBWT, which we started in 2008. We have run several HBWT mission trips to Joplin after the tornado. We take donations of furniture, food & clothing and dispense it to help the poor and needy.
I spent several years as a truck stop chaplain, holding church in Mt. Vernon, IL. Then Pastor Pat called me back in and I was ordained as a deacon on September 26th, 2012.
We teach a class at HBWT called “One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven”. We love to evangelize & tell others about the love of Jesus because of what he has done in our lives.Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13
|Rob Landis We are the Landis family. We have been members of HBWT since October 2010. Tammy and I have three grown children; Angie, Johnny, Missy and 13 grandchildren and one great grandson. Finding HBWT has been nothing short of a miracle from God. From day one we felt at home. Friendly like-minded folk that love our Lord Jesus Christ, love for country and a Pastor that preaches the true Word of God right from the Good Book. We strip off our religious robes at HBWT and tell it how it is. Yes, there is a heaven and yes there is a hell. The gift of salvation is just that, a gift that must be accepted by your heart. Spiritual gifts that are recognized and put into action so as to bear fruit to further the kingdom of God. I was ordained as a Deacon, December 4th 2013. Tammy and I love Jesus and love serving the congregation of HBWT. We look forward to doing so for many years to come.|
|Jeff Neumann We are the Neumann’s. God has Blessed me with my amazing and beautiful wife Tara and 3 children, Logan, Landen, and Kendell. We have been members of HBWT since 2008. My marriage is a true testimony of the restoring power of Jesus Christ when we fully submit and walk in obedience. We were married in 2003, and 5 years later thought our marriage was over. That was until we walked through the doors of HBWT and heard the truth about what God expects of husbands, wives, and families. We made the best decision of our lives one Sunday when we heard that God wants to carry our burdens, and decided to lay all of our “stuff” down on the Alter, submitting our lives to Christ. Since then, we have had 2 more children and recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary. God truly does restore, heal, and deliver! We are very excited about Jesus and eager to Serve Him every opportunity we get. If you are looking for a place that will love on you right in your situation, and help you walk through it, I challenge you to visit HBWT! This is not a church of religion, but a Holy Spirit filled body, lead by an anointed Pastor and the perfect word of Jesus Christ. We are humbled to serve a church that loves you regardless of your situation, just as Christ loved us. In addition to serving as a deacon, I help lead our Boxing Ministry and my wife leads our Exercise Ministry. I am an Environmental Engineer surrounded by a diverse Church Family that includes Business Owners, Bikers, Blue-collar workers, Professionals, Athletes, and Politicians. God has given us all different gifts, and expects us to use them for His glory.We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. (NIV, Romans 12:5-8)|