4009 Beltway South, Abilene, TX US 79606
Grief Ministry Coordinator
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.More Info
South Campus Worship Pastor
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.More Info
Missions & Outreach Pastor
Production AV Tech
CDC Director - South Campus
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 have the joy of marrying my fiancé, Andie, at the end of October this year. 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, my dog “Brock,” and wood-work.More Info
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 nine grandchildren with our tenth grandchild expected to arrive December 2018.
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.More Info
Food Pantry Coordinator
Administrative Assistant - A/V and Worship
Administrative Assistant - Lead Pastor and Missions Pastor
Administrative Assistant - South Campus Facilities & Missions
I grew up in Central Texas and moved to Abilene in 2005 to attend Abilene Christian University. I started attending Beltway Park Church in 2006 and got involved in College Park as a member and Group leader until I graduated in 2009. The Lord started to peel back the layers of my heart for students when I had the opportunity to hang out with them at BSM Camp and see the incredible value God has over their lives in the here and now!
While starting to serve as a high school Group leader, the Lord whispered Psalm 145:4 to me. "One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare of your mighty acts." My heart was set on fire with vision that He desires to use the generations (young and old) to display His glory.
I have been honored to be a part of Beltway Student Ministries since 2015.
I love to travel, hosting people and cooking for them is my jam and I enjoy adventuring through life with the amazing community I have!
My heart longs to see a generation set on fire to influence the nations to come alongside the bride of Christ and make her ready for her bridegroom!More Info
South Campus Associate Student Pastor
For the last 17 years, I have had the opportunity to see creativity open minds and hearts to the truth of the gospel while, reinforcing our Identity as sons and daughters. My desire is that the spoken word, worship, media, and art all point to the First Creator from who our creativity flows.
Exodus 35:30-33 “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft.”
I have been married to my wonderful bride, Angelique for 11 years, blessed with two biological sons Kenaniah and Caleb, and our soon to be adopted twins Taylor and Tanner.
Media and Creative Arts Pastor
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)More Info
Boots on the Ground Ministry Pastor
Women's Groups Pastor
Media and Creative Arts Associate Pastor
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 during our freshman year at ACU, and we married in June 2004. We have four incredible children: Kaylee, Abigail, Emma, and.......
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!More Info
Family Ministry Pastor
Benevolence and Ministry On Call Director
Having grown up in the Austin area, I’m a home-grown Texas girl. Against all odds, I forsook “the orange” and attended Texas A&M University (whoop!) where I received a Business Marketing degree. In the years following, I travelled around the south while my husband played minor league baseball, and we began our family. In 1998, we got the call for a new job in Abilene, Texas. (where? We literally had to look it up on the map!) We have enjoyed the west Texas lifestyle and so many friendly people here! Within a year of coming to the Big Country, we were settled in to our new church family at Beltway, and the Lord called me in to Children’s Ministry. Wow! God is so good to know exactly what we need in our lives, and it has been a gift to journey with people who pursue God with such authenticity! We have 3 children, and our family has “grown up” in the Lord together here at Beltway.
I love seeing God bring His kingdom to earth through the lives of children. I am thankful to be part of what the Lord is doing with the families of Abilene and surrounding area!More Info
South Campus Elementary Pastor
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.More Info
Groups & Guest Services Pastor
Adult Ministries Assistant
Administrative Assistant - Executive Pastor
South Campus Wednesday Night Meal Director
Administrative Assistant - Men's and Women's Ministries
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.More Info
South Campus Early Childhood 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.More Info
Assistant Director Early Childhood and CDC
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.More Info
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 17 years and have two boys, David (20) and Connor (14). David is a sophomore at Baylor University studying mechanical engineering, while Connor is taking 8thgrade by storm at Wylie Junior High. 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.More Info
South Campus Groups & Growth Track Pastor
Director of Kids' Club & Summer Club
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!More Info
Men's Groups Pastor
Administrative Assistant - Freedom & Marriage
Director of Finance & Senior Director of CDC Programs
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 extatically 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.More Info
Prayer and Freedom Ministries Pastor
Director of Kids' Club & Summer Club
Director of Information Technology