I grew up in Southern California in a religious home; but it was not until I was in my twenties that I finally understood and embraced the gospel message and became a follower of Christ. A few years later, after having the experience of teaching an adult Sunday School class, the Lord gave me a desire to teach the Bible to others full time. I left my position as a public school teacher to attend The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles.As much as God has blessed me by bringing me to Greeley, He has blessed me even more with a wonderful family: my wife, Kristi, and my children, David, Sarah and Jenae. We love being involved with the kids’ sports and music activities, or simply traveling and being outdoors together. I am so excited to be part of a church family that loves God and loves others. I am especially excited to be the teaching pastor of a congregation who loves to learn God’s Word. That’s how the Colossians 1:28 process happens: “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (ESV).
Born & raised in Greeley, Colorado I have a wife of 4 years and a daughter that has just turned one. I have spent two years on the foreign mission field; one in Mexico building homes for the poor, and one in Haiti drilling wells. I believe God has called me to establish and equip the students of Grace church so that they can be used by God in the Church Body in Greeley Colorado and around the world to reach the lost and make disciples out of them. If you have any questions or would like to speak with me you can do so by calling 970-576-0562 or by email @ Brethastings@gmail.com.
I gave my life to Jesus when I was five-years old. Wherever I have gone, He has been there. When I considered doing something, I always asked myself, “What if Jesus would return and find me there?” He has been my mainstay so far, and I expect for that to be true for the rest of my life. Among my greatest blessings are my husband of 40 years, Matthew, my three children and my eight grandchildren. Becoming a grandma taught me the meaning of God’s unconditional love; I have eight precious people who love me no matter what I do just because I am “Grammy.” I have been a part of the Grace family for 23 years, and have learned from sermons, Sunday classes, women’s activities, music ministry, and all the functions you expect to learn from God’s Word. But I have received special blessings from daily life, rubbing elbows with fellow Christians from the leadership at Grace to mentoring from those more spiritually mature than me. As the words in a song say, “I want to get so close to Him that it’s no big change, on that day when Jesus calls my name.”
I am an "almost native" Coloradoan--having lived all of my 54 years in Colorado, except for the first six months! God has been good to me and blessed me with a wonderful wife of 27 years, three great (grown) children and one grandson, Jayce! This is the second church fellowship I've served as facilities manager, after careers in the toy and video production industries. My employment at Grace Church is more than a "job" to me--it is a God-given mission to serve our Lord, and his people, by maintaining our beautiful campus and doing everything in my power to serve and support our ministry leaders. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or feedback @ (970) 302-0747 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a joy to worship and serve alongside each of you!
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