I was raised in a Christian home with a single mother and her parents. Growing up, I attended church whenever the doors were open. At the age of five, I was enrolled in Omaha Christian Academy. It was not until I turned seven that I began to understand that I was a sinner who was separated from God because of my sin. I asked my grandmother what I must do to be saved. She shared with me, from Scripture, my need for a Savior and told me that, though there was nothing that I could do to earn my way to heaven, Jesus had already died to pay the penalty for my sin and that all I must do is accept Christ as my Savior and repent of my sin. I remember going through the Romans road with her, and then kneeling beside her bed, praying to God, and asking Him to forgive me of my sin and recognizing Him as my Lord and Savior. I was baptized a few years later at the age of ten at Temple Baptist Church in Omaha, NE.
Ryan and Joanna Westervelt have been members since before they were married here. Ryan serves as or pianist and contributes much to our music ministry. Ryan is a supervising engineer and enjoys remodeling his home to suit the needs of his family.
Mike and Christina Hupfer
Don Schaer and his wife, Linda were married for 47 years. They have raised 2 daughters, home educating them back in the 80’s. They have served at in children’s and youth ministries over the years. Don, a teacher for 47 years and a Christian since May of 1975, has served as a deacon and elder for more than 30 years. After 40 years in one church, God lead Don and Linda to join Faith Bible Church in 2018. He is currently widowed and living with his daughter and her husband Tom and Laura Boyle.