4009 Beltway S, Abilene, TX 79606

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South Campus Service Times

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Services

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 6:15pm

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High School

Wednesday 7:30pm

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South Campus Location

4009 Beltway South, Abilene, TX US 79606

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South Campus Staff

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, Bobbie.  She has always been my biggest cheerleader and encourager!  Our years together have given us four amazing kids. Geoffrey (married to Sarah), Sarah (married to Derick), Emily (married to Tyler) and Landon.  We are also Pops and Lolly to two 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?” Manny 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

Administrative Assistant - South Campus Children's Ministry

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

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 in 2015 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

Online Campus Pastor

I was born and raised with my younger brother in Philadelphia, PA. I was “radically saved” at the age of 20 and have purposed to follow Jesus since that time.

I am responsible for the departments of finance, facilities, human resources and information systems. I worked alongside Pastors David and Randy at Trinity Church, Lubbock in the 90’s and was later called by them to join the Beltway Park ministry team in 2010.

I have been in hospital, private Christian school and church administration for over 40 years. I met my wife, Cynthia, in 1982 at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, TX and we were married in 1987. We have four children and 10 grandchildren (with the 11th on the way!) We so love the people and staff of Beltway Park especially our life group family.

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Bruce Reinhardt

Administration Pastor

Christina Bruton

Administrative Assistant - Women's & Freedom Ministry

Dacy Ivy

Administrative Assistant - Boots On The Ground Ministry

I feel so blessed to be on staff at Beltway!  I’ve loved the local church since I was a child, and always wanted to be about my “Father’s work” and serve.  Becoming a member of Beltway in 1988, and then joining the staff in 2001 has been a highlight of my life.  It’s been incredible to see how the Lord has moved during the past three decades, and get to partner with Him in advancing His Kingdom.

It’s been fun moving into the role of Digital Strategist and Communications Pastor, which means I get to dust off that old Marketing degree.  My day consists of working with a super creative and talented team, which includes marketing, communications, website, graphic design, and the online campus.  It’s exciting to know we have the opportunity of sharing Jesus within Abilene and the Big Country area, but now also the world through digital technology. 

The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful and supportive husband, Doug.  We have three grown daughters, a son-in-law, and now a precious granddaughter named Rivi.  In my spare time, you’ll find me cheering on my Texas Tech Red Raiders, 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!

I’m amazed how God has orchestrated my life and wasted nothing along the way to prepare me for this current role of service.  My heart is to share Jesus, and see transformation take place in people of ALL ages, so that it will change generations to come.

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DeAnna Fields

Digital Strategist & Communications Pastor

Deidra Wargo

Administrative Assistant - Executive Pastor

Diane Monteith

Administrative Assistant - Lead Pastor and Missions Pastor

Erin Mills

Foster Adoption Community Engagement Director

I was born and raised in the great metropolis that is Lubbock, Texas. In 2003, in February of my junior year of high school, my family moved to Abilene. Yes, if you’re curious, that is not the easiest time to move from a private school you’ve gone to since Kindergarten into a public school that had as many kids per grade as the entire school I came from.

My first Sunday at Beltway, my family went out to lunch with another family in our church, and I left that lunch pretty enamored with the girl who sat across from me during lunch. A few months later, we started dating, and got married in 2006. My wife Sarah grew up at Beltway since she was in middle school. We’ve been around this community for a long time! It has shaped us, encouraged us, challenged us, built us up, and pushed us further when we needed it. Sarah is incredibly talented and creative. She works for a construction company in town and runs a floral business in her spare time. When people ask me who does the handiwork around our house…it is Sarah. We have 2 beautiful daughters, Berkley was born in 2011, and Ellie was born in 2013.

I started working at Beltway in 2007. I have held multiple jobs around here. I was a part of our student ministry for about a decade, and then I became our College Pastor in late 2016. I was then the North Campus Pastor until 2021, and now I am our Weekend Services Pastor.

One of the things that I am most passionate about in ministry is helping people realize how the Lord sees them. As a creator who made them intentional and with a purpose. As a protector who wants to be there to guard them. As a Father who wants to be “Abba” to them. As a savior who wants to spend eternity with them. As a healer who wants to heal both the physical, spiritual, and emotional wounds for them. As a connector who wants to see them connected to the community that is the local church. This list could go on and on and on, because we serve such an amazing, faithful, and kind Lord!     

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Geoffrey Turner

Weekend Services Pastor

I am incredibly blessed to serve the people of this amazing church on the senior and teaching teams as the Missions & Outreach Pastor.  I have a genuine all-star team that the Lord allows me to lead!  We are focused on reaching the lost in our city, helping with the physical and spiritual needs of the forgotten and fallen, and reaching the nations through Beltway short-term mission trips and partnerships all over the world.

My amazing wife, Erin, also serves on staff at Beltway. Nowhere else is God’s goodness to me more clear than in Erin.  We have three beautiful biological children – Kennedi, Joshua, and Hannah. They are our joy. We are also foster parents, so you may see us with more than three here and there. It’s a blessing to love on kids in crisis as the Lord allows us to.

I am originally from Abilene.  I was raised in the church, but went through some major storms as a kid, the biggest one being my mother’s death from an overdose.  I landed at Beltway as a high schooler who was faking the whole Jesus thing.  Because of the heart of students and pastors, and the genuine desire for God I found at Beltway, I gave my life fully to Jesus. Through the storms I faced, I learned to lean into God and depend on Him. He’s faithful!

We found ourselves back in Abilene, and at Beltway, in January 2021, after serving as missionaries to China for almost five years, and pastoring in Wisconsin and then Illinois.  We are blessed to be back with family and friends!

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Jake Mills

Missions & Outreach Pastor

Jannah Sockwell

South Campus Early Childhood & CDC Co-Director

Jayden Pritchett

Administrative Assistant - Men's Ministry, Marriage & Family

Jeannette McQueen

Foster/Adoption Ministry Director

I started attending Beltway Park in 2005. I became a member in 2007. I started attending Celebrate Recovery at Beltway Park in 2008 seeking freedom from a 30-year drug and alcohol addiction. It was there that I found freedom through Jesus Christ. As my relationship with Jesus grew, I began realizing the desire of my heart was to help the helpless and less fortunate.

After working 32 years in the welding industry, I answered the Lord’s call for me to come into full time Ministry at Beltway Park in 2015, serving as Pastor of Boots on the Ground Ministry.

 My job duties include providing support for my team leaders, spiritually and logistically, and helping volunteers connect to a team that will be a place where they can serve. Additionally, I make visits and assess the many calls for help that we get, to see if we have a team that can help with their need. Sometimes my job is to find help outside our ministry, connecting the caller with someone who can help with a need that we do not provide services for.  Most importantly my job is always to look for the spiritual need as we connect with the physical need.

I also coordinate classes and Church services for our Beltway Prison Ministry Team, serving at the Taylor County Jail, Kairos Inside at French Robertson Unit, Kairos Outside, and I serve as a Certified Volunteer Chaplain Assistant at the Middleton Unit. I also serve in the Recovery Community in Abilene to help those who struggle with addictions of many flavors.

I am a lifelong motorcyclist and have had the great privilege of forming and coordinating an Interest Group with likeminded motorcycle riders here at Beltway. My greatest pleasure is practicing being the spiritual leader of my family.

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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 was born in Grand Junction, CO and my family moved to Haskell, TX where I grew up in a loving small-town community.  Just after High School I moved back to GJ, CO and attended Mesa State College and pursued a career in Real Estate.  I migrated to Denver, CO where I continued to grow in Corporate America and became a Vice President for a Fortune 500 Company.  While in Denver, I met my husband Franz Hallgren and we were married in 2003. 

After being blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ruby and Layla, I left my 14-year career to become a stay-at-home Mom.  Franz and I moved to Haskell, TX to live close to my family and came to Beltway’s re|engage program and found so much more.  Being at Beltway became a journey of faith, learning, growth and then leading in different areas of ministry as Jesus took us through our next steps.  I began working in the Child Development Center, Student Ministry and am now the Women’s Groups Pastor for Beltway Park.

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.  It is my passion and desire to come alongside people to pray and encourage them to find healing and wholeness in the name of Jesus, challenging them to take the steps they need to walk out their life with Him.  I have been told I have a keen eye to identify gifts and talents in others, and then call them up to serve in those areas and that is something I truly love doing!

I am honored and blessed to serve and love being 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.  I truly believe there is something for everyone at Beltway!

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Jessica Hallgren

Women's Groups Pastor

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 was born to Brazilian missionary parents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, raised in Dallas, Texas, and am very honored to call Abilene, “home.” 
I am so grateful for my time at Beltway. I came to Abilene to attend Hardin-Simmons University, and chose to stay in Abilene because of Beltway Park. Even though I grew up in the church my whole life, it was at Beltway that I learned there was much more to this Christian life, Jesus, and the Kingdom of God than I had ever been taught. I am forever thankful for the freedom I’ve received, and will continue to receive here. 
I am a 4th generation pastor, and have served as a Groups Pastor at Beltway Park’s South Campus since 2017. I help oversee adult groups and connect all who seek life-giving community to groups. 
My husband, Jonathan, and I have many passions, but feel particularly called to lead people to understand their true identity as a child of God. Whether through song-writing, healing, deliverance, worship or teaching, our hearts are to reach the nations and take part in advancing the Kingdom of God all over the world.
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Lanne Hogue

South Campus Groups Pastor

Laura Phillips

Administrative Assistant - Adult Ministries

Melissa Kee

Guest Services & Food Pantry Director

Our family began attending Beltway, became members in 2012, and quickly jumped into a life group.  I served as AWANA Commander, a life group leader, and in Men’s ministry, before joining the Beltway staff in 2016.  I worked as the Early Childhood Pastor before taking on the role of Elementary Pastor.  I have the pleasure of serving with a fantastic group of people who love the Lord and love kids.

As Elementary Pastor, I get to help children (1st – 5th grades) take their next step with Jesus.  We have live worship on Sundays, biblical teaching, bible classes, and we have Wednesday night service and our AWANA Ministry during the school year.  Each summer we enjoy our one-week Kids Camp at Bonita Park, NM.  God truly does speak to children and use them to show us His heart for all of us.

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

I was born and raised in Waxahachie, TX.  I enjoyed baseball, video games, and anything competitive. I was saved and baptized in high school, also dedicating my life to ministry.   I graduated from ETBU and received my Masters from Logsdon Seminary at HSU in 2008.     

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, makes it feel small and simple, in order to connect and build community and friendships.  I am truly grateful 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

Monica Whitworth

South Campus Early Childhood & CDC Co-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

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 Kingdom calling here at Beltway.

I joined Beltway as a pastor in 2006 immediately after graduating from Denver Seminary, having known several other staff members and pastors from Lubbock, TX when I was a student at Texas Tech University.  It was also in Lubbock that I met my awesome bride, Adina.  We married in 2001 and have two boys, David (born in 1998) and Connor (born in 2004).  We are officially a blended family in that Adina was a single mom with David when we married.  I officially adopted David in 2003, and then Connor was born the next year.

I absolutely love time with my family, hiking and exploring the great outdoors (my long term goal is to visit all our National Parks), good coffee, writing, meaningful conversation with friends, and snacks.

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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 have started their own journeys into real relationship…real freedom in Christ.  My primary job entails connecting men into men’s small groups, which can happen in many different ways.  I also offer and oversee opportunities to grow in their faith and into true discipleship in all the arenas of a man’s life.  The first Men’s Boot Camp began in May 2009 (400 men attended the last one)…followed by some Advanced Boot Camps…a new North campus for men to engage and serve in…and now Man Academy has begun.  I also get to help oversee ReEngage, our marriage ministry, and get to watch marriages being transformed!

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Randy Reese

Men's Groups Pastor

Renee Booe

Foster Adoption Media & Marketing Director

Samantha Cervantes

Assistant Director of Kids' Club & Summer Club

Sharla Sanders

Director of Finance

Sharon Ellison

Administrative Assistant - Finance and Human Resources

I’ve been teaching the Word of God since 1981 and in full-time ministry at Beltway Park since 2002.  My role as the Prayer & Freedom Pastor allows me to develop, coordinate and teach kingdom and freedom principles to all ages.  Our ministry trains and equips prayer partners in areas of freedom, intercession, healing, and prophecy, while also partnering with other ministries in order to activate believers to hear the voice of the Lord and release strategies to win spiritual battles.

I love to travel nationally and internationally imparting and teaching truths that set the captives free, turning them from darkness to light.  It is my passion to partner with other ministries and churches to build up leaders, by equipping them with Freedom material and tools to impart to their regions.

I’ve been married to my husband, Dirk, since 1981, and we serve together in the healing ministry as well as overseas missions to Ireland.  We’ve been traveling to Ireland since 2004.  We are parents to four grown children and their spouses, and proud grandparents of thirteen.  We love to spend time on our land and in our prayer garden interceding for Abilene and the nations.

After finding freedom and victory in my own life, by applying the Word of God, I believe the Lord has called me to encourage other believers to do the same.  My love for Jesus is the driving force that empowers me to equip others in order to set captives free, and help individuals cultivate a more intimate relationship with God.  My desire is to see the Body of Christ set free, walking in its true identity and using its gifts and anointing to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth.  I enjoy living the Restored, Renewed and Renamed life!

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Sherrie Saltzgaber

Prayer and Freedom Ministries Pastor

Taryn Nelson

Director of Kids' Club & Summer Club

Taylor Fields

Director of Marketing & Communication

Sherry Hicks

Administrative Assistant & Greeter - Kid's Club & Summer Club

Will Saunders

Beltway Garage Director