Charlie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Biology in 1971 and graduated with his Master’s degree in 1973, both at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He taught biology and coached in public schools until arriving in Belton, Texas as the head baseball coach at the University of Mary Hardin – Baylor in 1977. There he served as baseball coach for four years, Dean of Students for two years and then Vice-president for six years. It was then, after being discipled there, that First Baptist Church called him to serve full-time on their staff.
Charlie retired in June 2014 but has not retired from ministry and has continued to ‘equip the saints’ in Evangelism, Discipleship, 1-on-1 Disciple-making and Sunday School. He has served at the public school level, university level, the local church, an international ministry and most recently as interim pastor in Munich, Germany for 3 months and returned last fall for another 7 weeks of service.
Throughout his 39 years as a member and then as a staff member at FBC he experienced the disciple-making process from both sides as one who was first discipled by Godly men upon arriving there and then challenged and equipped to do the same from that time until today. His greatest passion is to see people come into an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ and then to spend a lifetime making Him known and helping others grow in His likeness. He currently serves as a lay leader at Lakeview Baptist Church in Belton training Sunday School leaders and equipping members in evangelism and discipleship.
Charlie has been married to Janice for 43 years and has a daughter Stacie, who also lives in Belton, Tx with her husband, Matt, and his awesome grandson’s, Kyle, 15 and Noah, 12. It is his desire to finish strong in the final quarter of his life preaching, training in evangelism and training and equipping lay men and women in ‘one-on-one’ disciple-making so they can do the same for generations to come.Watch Message
John Harrell manages a successful investment advisory business, publishes a faith-focused blog and regularly engages in public speaking. John is devoted to helping others find their true callings in life.Watch Message
Dr. Winn is assistant professor in the College of Christian Studies and teaches courses on the New Testament. Prior to UMHB, Dr. Winn was assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University and taught at an adjunct at Fuller Theological Seminary, Truett Theological Seminary, and Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Winn has authored 2 books on the Gospel of Mark and has edited a volume of essays on the New Testament and the Roman Empire. He has also written numerous articles for academic journals, books, and dictionaries. He lives in Waco, TX with his wife Molly and daughter Brennan, and he attends University Baptist Church.Watch Message
Brett received his B.A. in Communications from Baylor University. While at Baylor, Brett began leading worship for a large group campus Bible study. From there, Brett began leading worship on the road for camps, conferences and other gatherings. He founded Bartimaeus Ministries, Inc in 1999. Married in 2000, Brett & Emily continued to travel full time leading worship. Together they have released four full length worship albums and one singer/songwriter album. In 2003, while leading worship at a conference for women exiting the sex industry, the vision for Jesus Said Love was born. In addition to giving leadership to Jesus Said Love, Brett continues to lead worship around the country with his wife, Emily. They live in Waco, Texas with their three children: Hattie, Lucy and Gus.
Patrick Klein is the founder and director of Vision Beyond Borders. At the age of 21, Patrick went to Israel to share the Gospel. In 1987, he went into SE Asia with a group from Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI). Since then, Patrick has felt God calling him to reach people with the Gospel and to strenghthen the persecuted church. Since its foundation, Vision Beyond Borders has carried over 1 million Bibles and 15,000 hand wind tape players containing the Gospel message into closed countries.Watch Message