In our Biblical block, our leaders will be taught how to have a better theological understanding of simplifying the Gospel and how to contextualize the Gospel for the people they are serving. They will also be given tools on how to prepare their messages so that it is understood by the people, considering their age and/or cultural context.
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Senior Pastor - Faith Chapel, Billings MT.
Nate Poetzl graduated from Eugene Bible College and then from Multnomah Seminary with a Masters in Biblical Studies. After 19 years of ministry under his belt—eight of those years as lead pastor of New Life Church in Everett, Washington—Nate and his family felt called to Billings, Montana, and moved there in the spring of 2012. Nate joined the staff of Faith Chapel shortly after arriving and became the lead pastor in 2013. He loves the people he works with and loves seeing people meet Jesus and have their lives transformed - this is his vision for doing ministry.
Guidance and Care & Senior's Ministry
Steve graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Education and has a Masters of Theology from Portland Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Steve is an ordained Foursquare pastor. Steve and Carolyn have been in ministry for over 40 years. They have five children and 18 grandchildren. Three of their sons are full-time Foursquare Pastors. The Poetzls have served in ministry in varied areas: Steve worked full-time in missions that focused on overseeing missions and missionaries throughout the continent of Africa. They have planted 2 churches, one in Colorado Springs and one in Des Moines, Iowa. They have also pastored in Sweet Home and Tri-lakes, Oregon. Recently they served as interim pastors in Cody, WY. While living in Eugene, OR, they served as the college pastors at the Onyx House, Christian college residences with a strong outreach to the University of Oregon. Steve then continued on as the campus pastor of Bushnell University. Later Steve served as professor of theology, head of the Missions Department, and Dean of Student Life at New Hope Christian College where Carolyn served as Dean of Women.
Senior Pastor / Life Center
Pastor Jack Lankhorst became a believer after years of drugs and accepted Christ during the “Jesus People Revival” of the 60s and 70s. For the past 22 years he and his wife, Jane, have pastored Christian Life Center, a Foursquare Church in Riverside. They have been senior pastors for 32 years with over 45 years of full-time ministry. Previously, as pastors in Flagstaff, AZ for ten years, they built a new church facility and created a strong spiritual army known for prayer walks/journeys and strategic level warfare. As well, God opened a tremendous door with the Hopi tribe, situated within the Navajo Reservation. Since coming to Riverside their ministry has expanded out from the Hopi, Zuni, and Jemez Pueblos to encompass works in Cambodia, Ethiopia, China, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and Dharamsala, India. Their vision is to go to unreached and unengaged people groups and lay a foundation for the Gospel through prayer.
Missionary for the Native American Reservations
Arise Ministries Founder
Besides having pastored and currently working as a missionary, Monique Handall’s secular occupation was a credentialed high school teacher in a very diverse, at-risk community for eighteen years. She facilitated the English Learner and Immigrant program for four years and taught Video production, as well. She holds a B.A. in Native American Studies, a B.A Theatre Arts, a M.A. in the Translation of Literature, and a minor in Film. She also has a certificate from Film Intensive at The New York Film Academy, Universal Studios campus. She considers her expertise in working with multi-cultural people, directing, and production. God has gifted her with a love for teaching others.
Dr. Hall has been an ordained full gospel minister since 1967. He and his wife, Nancy have two sons. Two daughters in law and five grandchildren. Freddy has served as a pastor of churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Texas over a span of thirty years. He and his wife are Missionary Pastors on the Navajo Indian Reservation in NM.