Ken and Laura have been married 20 years, have 6 children and have served in ministry most of the last 20 years primarily as pastors (youth, associate, lead preaching) at Bethany Church in Bloomington, MN. Ken also served as director of Bethany Global University from 2006-2009 and was ordained through Bethany Church in 2003 and has a degree in Intercultural Studies and Bible.
During the early 2000’s while serving as youth pastors, God opened a door to reach out to teenagers in Jordan in addition to the families at Bethany Church. Ken and Laura regularly bussed 30 to 40 kids up to youth service on Wednesday nights and grew to love their Jordan neighbors. They had at many times thought God would have them plant a church in Jordan but until recently, it wasn’t time. In 2013, needing more space for a growing business, their family moved to Jordan without really doing so for strategic ministry reasons. They have grown again to love Jordan but now not as neighbors, but as a community. Their 6 children attend school in Jordan and they call it home.
Neal has been married to his wife Natasha for 12 years and they have 4 children ages 11 and under. He spent 11 years serving as the Youth Pastor at Bethany Church in Bloomington. Neal is passionate about teenagers truly counting the cost for their faith and he loves building communities where families who are doing life together can thrive and work together in discipleship and intercession. His heart is to see the Body of Christ equipped to faithfully persevere in this life while placing their hope in the promise of the age to come. Neal and his family run a small farm south of Jordan and are excited to serve the Jordan area in ministry.
Dave is married to Janet. They’ve been married 24 years, have 5 kids and two dogs. Never a dull moment! He works at MSP airport for Delta Airlines and runs his own residential painting company, Horsman Paint Co. He really enjoys these manual labor jobs and working with his hands. His desire for our church family is that we would experience the grace of God as we gather together to worship on Sundays and feel encouraged to live out a life of giving ourselves for others.