Senior Pastor - Dr. Harlan Betz
grew up on a farm northwest of Ladora, Iowa.
It was there, through the influence of his
parents and his
older brother, that he
came to realize his
need for Jesus Christ, and at the age of seven he
faith in Christ for forgiveness of sins and for eternal life.
began preaching when he
was in college, and he
has served in the pastorate ever since graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary
Sharon is Harlan's partner in life and in ministry.
Sharon has served on Women's Ministries Leadership Teams and she
has sung in choirs.
enjoys playing tennis with Harlan
Sharon and Harlan
have two children: Joshua, a graduate of Midwestern State University
, is married to Jill Thompson, lives in Houston, Texas, and has four children - Madison, Noah, Micah and Kayna; and Sarah, a graduate of Wheaton College
, is married to Mark Loeffler, lives in Temecula, California, and has three children - Luke, Benjamin, and Samuel.
enjoys being outdoors, he
enjoys hunting, and he
enjoys playing tennis and golf.
has a great love for the Lord and a genuine love for people.
Harlan's passion is to see lives transformed into conformity with Christ through the teaching of the Scriptures.
finds great delight in studying the Word, putting it into practice, and sharing its truths with others.
is well known for his
expository preaching and his
teaching is personal, practical, motivational, enthusiastic, and life-changing!