We grew up in rural Southeastern Indiana. Phil attended Bethel General Baptist Church where his grandfather was the pastor. He was saved at the age of 8. Jan attended New Life Methodist Church with her family. She was saved at the age of 9. We attended public school together and started dating in High School. We got married during our college years. Phil worked as a Systems Engineer, Jan as a Dietitian. We found our sending church Bethesda Baptist in Brownsburg, Indiana while we were looking for a Christian School for our two children, Andrew and Lauren. We have been Bethesda Baptist members since 1995. Andrew and Lauren both graduated from Bethesda Baptist School. Phil served as a Deacon, a member of the Missions Committee, an Awana Director for 24/7 Ministries and Director and Leader for 5th and 6th grade boys, a Care Group Leader for Sunday School, and a Men’s Small Group Leader. Jan served as an Awana Director for the 24/7 Teen Ministries, a Leader for the 3rd and 4th grade girls, a Care Group Leader for Sunday School, a Small Group Leader, a Greeter, and in the Choir.
Our son Andrew, back row right, and his wife Heather, front row right, live in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are serving at church in the youth ministry. Andrew has a few more classes to finish up before he graduates with a Computer Engineering Technology degree. He is currently employed as a computer programmer. Heather has a Biomedical Engineering Technology degree and is currently working as a loan resolution coordinator.
Our daughter Lauren, front row left, is currently being courted by Aaron, back row left. Both are students at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, WA. She is majoring in Intercultural Studies. He is majoring in Missions Aviation.