4009 Beltway S, Abilene, TX 79606

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Sunday 9:00am

Sunday 10:45am

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Kids

Sunday 9:00am
8wks - 5th Grade

Sunday 10:45am
8wks - 5th Grade

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Middle School

Wednesday 6:00pm

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High School

Wednesday 7:30pm

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4009 Beltway South, Abilene, TX US 79606

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What an honor and a joy it is to serve Beltway Park as Executive Pastor.  Having served previously as a Children’s Pastor in Lubbock, God led us in 2003 to move to Abilene and to serve this growing Body of Christ called Beltway Park and I can assure you it’s been a tremendous blessing to be a part of this church family.

I grew up in the church and became a Believer at a young age.  I’ve seen the Lord use every season of my life for His glory.  God has been good to me! 

Part of that goodness in my life is my wife of 34 years, Bobbie.  She has always been my biggest cheerleader and encourager!  Our years together have given us 4 amazing kids. Geoffrey (married to Sarah), Sarah (married to Derick), Emily (married to Tyler) and Landon.  We are also Pops and Lolly to 2 beautiful granddaughters, Berkley and Ellie Kate. 

About a year after our family moved to Abilene, a friend of mine called and said “Now that the honeymoon is over, how is it there?” 16 years later, I can answer the same as I did the day he called me.  I’m still on my honeymoon!  I love Beltway Park and this amazing group of friends who have become family. 

I'm excited to see where God takes us next!!

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Randy Turner

Executive Pastor

Adina Brown

Grief Ministry Coordinator

Angie Hervey

South Campus Children's Ministry Assistant

I was born and raised in the wonderful state of Wisconsin.  So yes, I do love America’s Team, the Green Bay Packers.  On June 7, 1997 I had an encounter with God that forever changed my life.  I’ve had the privilege of leading worship now for 20 years serving many churches, ministries, and mission fields. It’s been the most exciting, trust-building, faith-building journey my family and I have been on.

In 2003, I married my beautiful wife Alicia.(she is from Lubbock, TX).  We have 3 incredible children.  My heart could not be more proud watching them grow into the powerful people they are called to be.

This journey in ministry brought our family to Abilene, TX in February 2016.  The year prior was a year filled with the Lord initiating the conversation about the move to Beltway Park and Him opening all the doors for us to get here.  My wife was ready to get out of the snow, so she may have prayed a little harder!! 

It is a privilege and honor to be a pastor at Beltway Park.  It is even more of an honor to lead this church in worship every week. 

The things I enjoy when I’m not leading worship: spending time with my family, bow hunting A LOT, and watching the Packers.

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Ashley Kershner

Central Services Worship Pastor

Barbara Prim

Administrative Assistant - South Campus Children's Ministry

My mom and dad were school teachers, so we have lived all over the big country and west Texas during my years growing up.   In 1977 I committed my life to Christ in the big city of Aspermont, Texas.  I didn’t really know how to walk with God at that time.

In college, I ended up at Texas Tech University and during my time there began to wholeheartedly follow Jesus.   It was then that God began to stir my heart to be in vocational ministry.  I have had the privilege of pastoring at church plants, small churches,  and mega-churches throughout the years.  So I have gotten a broad spectrum of experience in the body of Christ.

In 2018, God began to stir my heart again to be willing to make a move.  My wife and I had been in one place of ministry for the past 10 years, but the Lord said: “Would you do it again?”. I understood that meant I would step out in faith to a new place.  We said yes and Beltway was the place God had in mind.  What a blessing to get to be here.

My lovely wife Elizabeth and I have been married 26 years.  We have two grown children, Callie and Ethan.

One of my primary passions is serving the local church and to see the nations blessed and Beltway has a big heart for the nations.  I also love to pour into young leaders, so overseeing the intern program is a great fit.  And Beltway's passion to love the cities they serve is exceedingly evident and I get to encourage many of the champions we have who are doing just that.

What a privilege to serve here.

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Berry Alvis

Missions & Outreach Pastor

Brance Armstrong

Production AV Tech

Beltway was the first place I ever encountered the presence of God. At the time, they were just pouring into some obnoxious 12 year old kid, but for the next 7 years Beltway became my spiritual family as I grew up into the truths of God’s kingdom. 

After interning at Beltway at the age of 18, I spent the next 8 years in full-time ministry while also receiving my B.A. in Youth & Family Ministry and my M.Div from Abilene Christian University before coming back to Beltway to serve on staff.

It is a tremendous blessing and joy to serve alongside the people and leadership who were so instrumental in the growth and development of my faith (and who continue to be!). I desire that all people come to know the depth of God’s heart and also discover the truth of who we were created to be as we walk in relationship with him, experiencing the fullness of life, joy, and love that God desires us to have through Jesus. 

I also had the joy of marrying my wife, Andie, in October of 2018. She is a jewel and physical demonstration of God’s grace, beauty, redemption, and love. 

In my spare time, I enjoy music, sports, lifting weights, hunting, backpacking/camping, my dog “Brock,” and wood-work. 

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Brett Stewart

Groups and Young Adults Pastor

I was born and raised with my younger brother in Philadelphia, PA. I was “radically” saved at 20 years old and I have loved and followed Jesus since that time. But more importantly, He has loved me and given me His plan for my life ever since that night I knelt in my bedroom and asked Jesus to come into my life.

I have two degrees in accounting and an MBA from Oral Roberts University. I was called into the healthcare ministry while I was at Oral Roberts and pursued my 15 year hospital career through being an assistant administrator in two east coast hospitals and a CEO over two Texas hospitals before I answered the invitation to become a full time church and Christian school administrator over the past 23 years.

I met my wife, Cynthia back in 1982 while we both attended Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas. We were married in 1987. We have four children together that were all married between 2011 & 2014 and we now have the distinct joy of having ten grandchildren. 

I love the fact that I was designed to possess the gift of administration and that God has opened to me so many doors in my professional life to use the very gift I enjoy the most. I had the privilege of working along-side Pastors David and Randy in Lubbock when I was first called into full-time ministry in 1995 and it was a great joy when I was asked to join them again in 2010 when we came to Beltway Park. I so love the people and staff I get to work with and do life with here, at Beltway Park. Cynthia was the church’s Wednesday night cook for the first six years of our time in Abilene and we are both loving the church and our life group when we’re not traveling to see our children and grandchildren.

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Bruce Reinhardt

Administration Pastor

Cheryl Wolverton

Food Pantry Coordinator

Christina Bruton

Administrative Assistant - A/V and Worship

Dacy Ivy

Administrative Assistant - Boots On The Ground Ministry

Diane Monteith

Administrative Assistant - Lead Pastor and Missions Pastor

Jannah Sockwell

Early Childhood Co-Director

Jeannette McQueen

Foster/Adoption Ministry Coordinator

So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel.  But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.  Then the word of the Lord came to me.  He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?  Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel." (Jer.18:3-6)

This is a passage that turned my life back on track after about 30 years of running from the Lord, escaping reality with drugs, alcohol, and living out an outlaw lifestyle.

This passage being planted in my spirit, began a journey that brought me back to Abilene in 2004 where I met back up with my Jr. High sweetheart, Ladean, and married in 2006.  Ladean had been attending Beltway Park since 2003, so I started attending with her, hiding in the highest corners of the sanctuary.  One day I heard the pastor speak about a program called Celebrate Recovery.  NO WAY!

In 2008 our drug and alcohol infected marriage was falling apart.  Ladean went and talked to the Pastor on call, we ended up at Celebrate Recovery where (long story short) we found Freedom.

With the Lord as our guide, and with the wisdom of the Beltway staff and family, Ladean and I remain supportive in the recovery community in Abilene, and are very involved in jail and prison ministry, not only in Abilene, but all over Texas.  He prepared us, and we accepted the call!

"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matt.11:12)

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Jeff Smith

Boots on the Ground Ministry Pastor

My family was a part of the military and I was born in Adana, Turkey on a US airforce base.  Shortly after we moved back to Colorado Springs, Co where most of my immediate family has and continues to live and then down to Abilene, Tx where my Dad finished his degree at Hardin-Simmons after getting out of the Airforce full time.  My first memories as a kid where in Abilene Tx.  I remember the sites and sounds of the late 70’s versions of Rose Park, the Corndog castle, and Hardin-Simmons football and cowboy band. Throughout my childhood, my family moved about every 2-4 years around the country.  My Dad lead worship in churches and served as a reserve Chaplin in the Air National Guard.  My families deep love for God and for worship got deep in my soul as a young kid.  My family was far from perfect but I’m so thankful for my immediate family who spoke who I was in Christ throughout my high school years when I wrestled jumping in to yet another new community.  
After graduating Highschool I felt a strong push from God to plant my life in Abilene and start by getting my degree at HSU.  While at HSU I met my incredible wife Crystal who transferred in from Houston, Tx.  Crystal is full of compassion for people and loves showing the heart of God to “the one person who needs it.” We’ve been married 21 years and now have three children; Creed -11, Allegra Anne-6, and Chapel -4.  Creed loves God and music, and specifically drums, Allegra Anne -is full of joy, and loves to sing and dance, Chapel is full of passion, and loves sports and jumping off things.  
During College I helped lead, Grace Bible Study,  an interdenominational bible study aimed at bringing the body of Christ together in unity to give glory and honor to Jesus and help encourage and support the local church in Abilene in the things of worship.  I  traveled for a couple of years leading worship at various conferences, camps, retreats, and helping other churches transition their styles of worship while seeking to bridge the gap between the young and the old.  I became part of the staff of Beltway Park Church in Abilene in 1998 where I  served as an Elder, Pastor of Worship, and got to work with  Audio Visuals, I.T., and prayer ministries. 
Three years ago in 2017 our family felt stirred by God to moved to the panhandle of Florida.  Although we didn’t know every detail we believed our family was being asked to step out in faith to join in with other believers in a community where my wife Crystal’s family lived.  This step of faith allowed us to be a part of the starts of an incredible church reaching the pensacola area called Echo Life, start a new business, and learn a lot about ourselves.  Our assignment to Florida was short but it paved the way for us to join in with Keith and Magen Roberson at New River Fellowship in Franklin, TN where we were blessed to come along side for almost two years to help establish some new beginnings.   Through a variety of God orchestrated events this journey of Fatih ultimately led us back home to Abilene.  We will forever cherish the people we have known over these past few years and the encounters we’ve had with God along the way, the perspective that was gained, and the fresh passion to lift God’s name high in the Big Country.
I’ve been honored and blessed by a community of believers in Abilene for about two decades who desperately want to see the glory of God displayed through their various gifts as they walk in community and see the people they live and work with become more fully developing followers of Jesus Christ.  This body of believers has walked with my family through the highs and lows of life, marriage, parenting.  We will be forever thankful for the freedom and identity we found and continue to find in Christ through the amazing community at Beltway Park.  My heart is to see the corporate body of believers understand more and more fully the deep love and God has for us.
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Jeremy Kirles

South Campus Worship Pastor

I am honored and blessed to serve as the Women’s Groups Pastor at Beltway Park Church.  I love being a part of a church family that says “come as you are” with a warm and welcoming environment that brings so many aspects of ministry to bind up the broken hearted, learn what true freedom is, and strengthen the healthiest of believers.  There truly is something for everyone here.

I grew up in Haskell, Texas, attending East Side Baptist Church and gave my life to Jesus when I was 7 years old.  I married my amazing husband, Franz, in April of 2007 and we have been blessed with two beautiful daughters Ruby and Layla, both of whom carry a miracle story surrounding their entry into this world.

My family came to Beltway desperate for healing in our marriage and found re|engage and so much more. It became a journey of faith, learning, growing and then leading in different areas of ministry as Jesus took us through our next steps. 

I have a heart of optimism and faith, looking for the gold in people and their situations.  I know, personally, that there is nothing too big, no situation too far gone, for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and it is a passion of mine to come alongside people to pray and encourage them to find healing and wholeness in the name of Jesus, challenging them on to take the steps they need to walk out their life with Jesus. 

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Jessica Hallgren

Women's Groups Pastor

John Inwood

Media and Creative Arts Associate Pastor

Josh Ahlschwede

Production AV Tech

I love being part of what God is doing here at Beltway Park! It has been one of the great joys of my life to see people of all ages take their next steps in following Jesus here!

My relationship with Jesus began at an early age. I grew up in a Christian family, with my dad being a pastor for most of my life. I asked Jesus to be Lord & Savior and was baptized at age 8. I am so grateful for the grace of the Lord in my life, as I have walked with Him since that day.

I came to Abilene in 2001 to attend ACU, and majored in Youth & Family Ministry. I met my future wife, Joanna, during our freshman year at ACU, and we married in May 2004. We have four incredible children: Kaylee, Abigail, Emma, and Caleb.

I joined the Beltway Park staff as an intern in June 2004. I love seeing children and students taking their next steps with Jesus and partnering with families along the way! I am more convinced today than ever that God is faithful and is for us!

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Josh Hardwick

Family Ministry Pastor

Karen Graves

Benevolence and Ministry On Call Director

I have been forever changed by the people and truth I’ve encountered at Beltway Park. I am so honored to be a part of a church body who seeks first The Kingdom of God in all that they do!

I come from a long line—four generations worth—of pastors, church planters and missionaries and grew up church planting with my parents in various countries. We are originally from Brazil and I’m not quite sure how The Lord was kind enough to bring a gal from Rio to the small town of Abilene, TX, but there is just no other place I’d rather be. The Lord called me to ministry my junior year of high school, shortly after my parents divorced. Ministry was always something I ran from because I didn’t want to just assume I was going to be in the “family business,” if you will. So even after being called, I still wanted to chase after the things I thought were dreams of mine and I figured ministry would happen at some point in my life... my way later life! 

I came to Abilene to attend Hardin-Simmons University, pursue a Vocal Performance degree, and afterwards, an Opera career. I had a wonderful time at HSU and The Lord truly used my years there to develop different gifts and callings He had in store for me. My sophomore year the Lord stirred my heart in ways I hadn’t anticipated and all of a sudden, I hated the thought of doing anything other than ministry. My senior year of college the Lord brought me to Beltway Park as an intern.

Interning at Beltway was something I very much so stumbled into, but something The Lord very much so ordained. I came to Beltway a broken and confused follower of Jesus. I had no true concept of who God the Father was even though I had grown up in the church my whole life. I didn’t understand what loving Jesus really meant, and I had absolutely no grasp on the power and authority we have as children of God through the Holy Spirit. I walked through so much freedom in my first year of interning and prayed with all of my heart that my time at Beltway would not be over. 

After graduating from HSU, Beltway offered me a Second Year Internship. A little under a year later, the Lord provided even more than I could have dreamed or imagined with a position as a Groups Pastor here in April 2017. Life and titles have changed a bit since then, but I continue to be in awe of how The Lord uses the underdog, the under qualified, and the hungry to further advance His Kingdom. 

I married my husband, Jonathan, at Beltway Park in August of 2018. We dream of seeing The Kingdom of God and His perfect reign over all things here on earth, miraculous healings, and incredible amounts of salvation. We are dedicating our lives to partner with Him and experience the completion of His will here in our city, our nation, and all over the world.

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Lanne Hogue

South Campus Groups & Guest Services Pastor

Laura Phillips

Administrative Assistant - Adult Ministries

Marilyn Smith

Administrative Assistant - Executive Pastor

Mary Sivley

South Campus Wednesday Night Meal Director

Melissa Kee

Administrative Assistant - Men's Ministry, Marriage & Family

I was born and raised in Waxahachie, TX with my two younger brothers and great parents.  I enjoyed baseball, video games, and anything competitive. My journey with the Lord really began around when I was in high school where I met the Lord, was baptized, and later decided to dedicate my life to ministry.   I met my wife at Jacksonville Junior college before transferring to ETBU in Marshall, TX where I graduated with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. We moved to Anson, TX in 2005 where my wife taught elementary and I later graduated with an MDIV from Logsdon Seminary at HSU.  

We began attending Beltway and immediately became members in 2012 and joined a lifegroup.  I’ve served as a lifegroup leader, in Awana, and in Men’s ministry.  In 2016, I joined Beltway Park as the Early Childhood Pastor and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  I serve with a fantastic group of people who love the Lord and love kids.

My wife and I have four wonderful children – Abbi, Zoe, Sam, and Oliver. They are each a joy and blessing to us, and show us daily God’s delight in us as His children. 

I love being a part of Beltway Park and serving with this staff. Beltway is a place that allows individuals an opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus and do that in community.  It’s nice to be in a church that takes the BIG and makes it feel small enough to connect and build community and friendships with others.  I am truly thankful and blessed to be in such a spirit-filled, healthy, and fun place.

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Michael Smith

South Campus Elementary Pastor

I gave my heart to Jesus at nine years old at a youth camp I didn’t want to be at. I’m pretty sure I was there to give my mom a week’s rest from me but God had a much bigger plan. I started in the ministry in 1985 in the Evangelical Methodist Church in Odessa when I was 29 as the associate pastor. I am so blessed to be one of five pastors on my mom’s side of the family. I’ve led two churches as senior pastor before joining the staff at Beltway in 2005. I am blessed to get to minister in our marriage ministry and lead re|engage for couples, Unite for premarital and seriously dating couples and Foundation Groups for newlywed couples.

Marsha and I knew each other during high school but didn’t start dating until 1976. We celebrated our 42 anniversary in August of this year and can’t believe how fast those years have gone by. We have been blessed to raise two grown kids, Shane and Stacy (married to Monty). You just can’t understand what it is to love someone as much as you do your kids until you have grandkids. We have five incredible grandkids, Garrett, Mayce, Bryce, Blake and Braydon.

I love getting to minister to couples in every area of marriage and relationships. I love seeing God transform a marriage from one that is on the brink of divorce into a healthy, Godly marriage that He is using to change lives and marriages around the world.

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Mike Hill

Marriage Pastor

Missy Widder

Early Childhood Content Coordinator

Monica Whitworth

South Campus Early Childhood Co-Director & CDC Assistant Director

I grew up in Plano, TX and moved to Abilene in 2009 to attend Abilene Christian University and play football. I immediately started attending Beltway Park on Sundays and soon got plugged into College Park. I was challenged by the community of passionate college students who were sold out to Jesus.  Long story short, I tore my ACL two times in nine months and had to give up football.  In this time of pain, God began to show me the call He had on my life and birthed within me a desire to reach others. Beltway has also had a profound impact on my wife as she and her family have been involved at Beltway for 20+ years.

Ashley and I were married on December 20, 2014.  I thank God for blessing me with the girl of my dreams!  Our daughter, Analeigh, was born in December of 2017 and has brought much joy to our family!  She also does a really good job of keeping us on our toes.  We are Cowboys fans, Baylor fans, and love traveling to the beach. I also enjoy backpacking and ice cream (cookies and cream)!

I am passionate about reaching and discipling students.  I believe Jesus loves using young people to spread His kingdom throughout the earth!  My family and I are humbled and excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through the people of Beltway Park.

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Nathan Healy

South Campus Student Pastor

I consider myself immensely blessed, having grown up in an incredible home with parents who love Jesus. In fact, I cannot remember a time as a kid when I didn’t see my parents up early reading God’s Word, praying, and seeking the presence of God.

It was my dad who eventually led me to Jesus when I was 7 years old in Midland, TX, where I grew up. As I spiritually matured in my relationship with Jesus, I had a confidence as early as my junior year in high school that I was called to ministry. In pursuit of that calling, I headed up to Lubbock, TX where I attended Texas Tech University and pursued a degree in Family Studies.  While in Lubbock, I got involved at Trinity Church, which was my first real exposure to ministry and was where I eventually met my awesome bride.  Once we married in the summer of 2001, we moved up to Colorado where I attended Denver Seminary.

As I was graduating seminary in 2006, Beltway Park offered me a position as a pastor on staff.  I had known several of the staff previously from my time in Lubbock and from my involvement at Trinity Church there. Though we loved our time in Colorado, it was a huge blessing to be back in Texas, closer to all our extended family, and a part of what God was doing (and is still doing) in the Big Country.

My amazing and beautiful wife, Adina, and I have been married 18 years and have two boys, David (21) and Connor (15).  David is a senior at Baylor University studying mechanical engineering, while Connor is taking 9th grade by storm at Wylie High School.  We are officially a blended family in that Adina was a single mom with David when we married in 2001.  I officially adopted David in 2003, and then Connor was born in 2004.

My heart is to help people connect with other followers of Jesus and to do all I can to help others grow and mature in their relationship with Him.  That’s why I love what I do in working with our Groups ministry here at Beltway as well as with our Growth Track.  My job is my passion, and it is such a blessing to fulfill my calling here at Beltway.

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Nathanael Brown

South Campus Groups & Growth Track Pastor

I grew up in Canadian, TX and was blessed to be raised in a wonderful home full of love and grace. Even know I don’t know how my parents were able to deal with the “heck” that I gave them all those years because even though they overwhelmingly loved me, my life was lived in darkness and my heart was not awakened to reality of life in God. But to almost everyone, I was the one that had it made and had it all together. Even I thought that, but I was lost in my own deception and sin.

I graduated from Canadian High School in 2009 and this life of loss continued through college. It was during my college years where I met the most the most incredible woman and person I had ever known. She was so different and now I can see clearly what I was so drawn to in her: It was the LIFE of God in her. By God’s grace, she married me in 2012. Because of Amber, there was a lot of outward change that took place in my life, but my heart was still lost in darkness. I claimed to be a Christian and I thought I was but now I realize I had no real relationship with God. There was no surrender, there was no dependence, there was no trust, there was no true following, there was NO love. Life revolved around ME, what I wanted, what I desired, what I thought was best. I did church, but I wasn’t the church. I was walking the path of my own way and was so good at wearing multiple masks.

In 2013 I graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock and moved to Abilene where Amber was attending college at McM. I was an absolute mess for the first 4 years of our marriage. Looking back, Amber would say during this time that I tried really hard to take care of her with the love that I could give but I had little to no concern for anyone else. I would have to agree. Because of the condition of my heart, my life revolved around taking, not giving. This caused devastating amounts of damage to her and those around me because of the life of sin I was living and the choices I was making. The energy of my life was focused on trying to be someone I felt like I could never be (good) and hiding the darkness I believed would never leave (bad). I know this sounds absolutely bleak, but I’m building up to the good part! So stay with me. 

My end came at the end of 2016, life had crushed me. My strength to live was gone, the darkness was suffocating, and despair had overtaken me. My ability to control, manipulate, and maneuver my life was taken from me. I no longer could “numb” the depression and darkness that was pulling death’s curtain over every part of me. I felt like I had fallen into a place where there is no escape. Sounds like the end right? Well it was, the end of ME.

It was in this very place that I was awakened to the realization that my entire life was a “zero”, not just a little bit of my life, my whole life! And for the first time, I truly experienced godly sorrow for the wickedness of my sin, all the pain, all the hurt, all the suffering that my life had caused others in its entirety. God granted me repentance! It was at this moment that God was placing me into death so that He could bring me into HIS LIFE! He baptized me into Jesus through His Spirit and I was awakened in the power of His resurrection! 

In this moment everything changed for me, LOVE was born inside of me because the light of LIFE was alive in me! Simply put, it was my moment of death to life! (Born again!) God was opening me up to the spiritual understanding of scripture like Galatians 2:20 and Romans 6. 

When all of this took place, did I have all the language for this? Definitely not! But God revealed this to me: In my darkest season of life, I was running as fast as I could away from God but He was passionately pursuing me! God was at work. In the natural, it looked as if the enemy had won his victory over me, over my marriage, over my destiny, over my generational line, but in the Spirit, God was orchestrating my birth into HIS KINGDOM! It’s both amazing and perplexing! 

At the time of TOTAL LOSS, where death was the only thing visible, God rescued me! He pulled me out of death and put me into the LIFE of His Son! Because that is who He is and that is what He does! He restores, redeems, and makes new ALL things! Has it been perfectly smooth? Hardly! We’ve walked through many difficulties, trials and challenges. But because of God, I’m now running with Him instead of running from Him. I’m now leading my family to Him instead of away from Him.

My precious wife, bless her! The gratitude and thankfulness that I have for her is too deep for words to express. She could have left me in my darkest hour but she stayed and declared God’s love, mercy and forgiveness for me and over me. I experienced God’s living grace and her unity with the Father through her life! The same goes for her family and my family.

God’s patience, mercy and compassion still astound me to this day. There aren’t powerful enough words to describe the wonders of his grace, forgiveness and love! By the incredible power of His grace, God made the impossible - possible. Remembering and experiencing how God takes sweet brokenness and transforms it into something totally NEW, from darkness to light, death to life, is what stirs up His JOY within me! We have to remember His faithfulness to live in His joy.

Unashamedly I can say: Until 26 years old, my reckless life was summarized by these words: (pride, darkness, depression, anger, lost, broken, selfish and dead) 

But now because of JESUS my life is found alive in His words:

(Humility, light, joy, peace, found, whole, surrendered and LIFE) & many more! 

JESUS is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE! God wants to place all of us into HIM! His purpose will be accomplished. 

I know that was a lot, but thank you for staying with me through it! Today, my marriage is alive and resting on the ROCK, we have two wonderful kids: Caroline Grace and Isaiah Daniel. We are experiencing a unity together like never before because of the unity that we have with our Father! My family has experienced the wonders of His grace time and time again! Beltway Park Church is our home and we are so thankful to be apart of this incredible family! 

Oh yeah! This is a bio for my position at Beltway Park Church! So how did I get here? Well right after God changed my life, I was in a season of searching because everything now looked completely different. There was a lot of unknowns and I wasn’t sure where He was leading me, but I was trusting him regardless. My family and I were completely in His hands. I found out about the internship program at Beltway. 

I spent a season as an intern with Beltway Park where I was able to work with Missions, College ministry and Student ministry. In this time I was asked to interview for a co-director position over Kids Club/Summer Club at BPC. I’m so thankful I was accepted for this position! It was during this time that God really developed His “Father heart” within me and gave me the vision to see everyone as family! Here is where my passion to live, speak and show others the love of God became everything to me!

I have been on staff with Beltway Park since mid 2017. Currently I have the incredible honor and privilege to work alongside Nathan and Faith in Student Ministry! I have been in this role since December 2019 and I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity to pour out God’s love and encouragement to our younger generations. The motivation of my heart is to see people awaken to the reality of LIFE in GOD. I want people to know God as Father and see who they truly are because of what Jesus has accomplished. I want them to know it’s not something for later, it’s something for now!

God’s pursuit of you is never-ending! It is eternal. He won’t stop until he has your heart and even when he does, His pursuit of you will continue! So with all encouragement, let go and surrender. Because in the end, LOVE WINS.

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Paul Lewis

South Campus Associate Student Pastor

What an honor and privilege it is to be a part of Beltway Church, and to be a participant in what God is doing here for the Kingdom!  I began my journey as the Men’s Pastor in February of 2009…and what an amazing journey it has been to watch the Lord permeate the lives of so many!

But let’s back up a bit and I will give you just a tidbit of my personal world and background.  Abilene has been home “forever”…born here…raised here near the Abilene Christian campus…graduate of ACU in 1969 with a degree in business (yep I’m kinda the old guy around here)…lived in Lubbock, Houston, and San Antonio…then moved back to Abilene to stay in 1987.  I was blessed with three great kids along the way!

I seem to learn most of my lessons the hard way…lots of mistakes and bad choices in my adult life…a lost marriage…little if any integrity…no real relationship with the Lord.  Then in the mid 90’s, my Heavenly Father rescued me from myself and a journey of transformation began!  Failure, guilt and shame were gradually replaced with forgiveness, strength, and freedom in Christ!

I married my wife, Donna, in 2002—what a gift she is! Together we have been blessed with 17 grandkids!  We joined Beltway in 2004…I helped start our Men’s Ministry with other great men soon after…watched Beltway grow numerically and spiritually…so many people have blessed me tremendously as we all are learning to walk in more and more freedom and in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Since 2009, so many men and women have started their own journeys into real relationship…real freedom in Christ.  The first Men’s Boot Camp began in May 2009 (400 men attended last May)…followed by Advanced Boot Camps…a new North Campus…and now Man Academy is beginning!  I also get to help oversee re|engage, our marriage ministry—what an amazing ministry God has allowed me to be a small part of!

Please contact me sometime!  I would love to meet you!  God is on the move!  Blessings!

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Randy Reese

Men's Groups Pastor

Sharla Sanders

Director of Finance & Senior Director of CDC Programs

Sharon Ellison

Administrative Assistant - Finance and Human Resources

It has been an incredible honor to be a part of the Beltway Family for well over 25 years and on full time staff for 18.  Since 1989, our family has been privileged to witness the incredible grace of God in this place called Beltway through the partnership with the Holy Spirit and a remarkable staff.  It is my delight to get up each morning in cooperation with the Holy Spirit to witness hearts and lives being set free through the living truth of God. 

I am ecstatically married to my Husband, Dirk for 37 years.  We have four grown Children: Corey (married to Matt), Ryan (married to Dayna), Nathan (married to Lily), Derek (married to Rachel) and our cup overflows.  We are the obnoxiously proud Grandparents to eleven grandchildren: Josiah, Caroline, Gracen Faith,  Rylee, Finlee, Levia, Jadon, Eli, Arden, Jase and a sweet unnamed baby boy due in Jan!

Besides my love for Jesus and desire to receive strategies from heaven to see captives set free, I receive great joy through spending time with my family, being outside in nature, horses, bird watching (yep, I said that) and a new found passion for writing.

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Sherrie Saltzgaber

Prayer and Freedom Ministries Pastor

Taryn Nelson

Director of Kids' Club & Summer Club

Trent Wilhite

Director of Information Technology

I feel so blessed to be on staff as the Next Steps Pastor at Beltway.  I have loved the local church since I was a child, and always wanted to be about my “Father’s work.”  Many years ago, the Lord confirmed in my heart that I was a “connector” in His Kingdom.  I have loved connecting people to Jesus, to His Word, into community, and helping them connect to their spiritual gifts and purpose in His Kingdom.

I have been on staff at Beltway Park for 17 years, where I served as the Women’s Groups Pastor, and recently made the transition to Next Steps Pastor.  I’ve been a member of Beltway for 30 years and have experienced the hills and valleys, and also the phenomenal growth and excitement in this current season.  My husband Doug and I have been married for 32 years and are blessed with three young adult daughters and a son-in-law.

From working professional, to stay-at-home mom, to pastor…I am amazed how God has orchestrated my life and “wasted nothing” along the way to prepare me for this current role.  My heart is to see transformation take place in people of ALL ages, so that it will change generations to come!

In my spare time, you will find me cheering on my Red Raiders (any sport), and watching football at any level (high school, college and NFL).  I absolutely LOVE movies, and music is a passion of mine.  However, more than anything, I just love spending time with my family!

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DeAnna Fields

Next Steps & Communications Pastor