Mike Brazee May 6th, 2023
Mike was born in South Dakota, and his family moved to Grand Forks, ND when he was three. He grew up in a Christian home, and was saved when a Junior in high school. He went to Bible College at the church he grew up in, and served churches in music and youth. He pastored 2 churches from 1998 - 2007. He has managed diverse departments and businesses for 40 years, and is currently the Operations Manager at Ace on the Lake in Bemidji. he throughly enjoys sharing his passion with others with what God has done in his life, and what God can do in theirs.
Justin Hoover April 1st, 2023
Justin was born and raised in Dora Lake on a hunting and fishing resort. As a child he enjoyed hunting, fishing, waterskiing and training hunting dogs. At the age of 21 God miraculously saved him through a Gospel of John which someone placed in his college mailbox. At the age of 24 he traveled to Indonesia with Mission Aviation Fellowship to serve Jesus in the jungle as a missionary pilot. Since then, Hoover has traveled to 16 countries preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associated and other ministries. His heart is to see every nation worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hoover is the owner of Blue Ox Storage, 4031 Aviation and serves on the Bemidji School Board.
Stephen Yagilnicky - March 4th, 2023
Stephen is President of Love Cradle International Ministries will be speaking Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at Beltrami Electric Community Room.
Stephen was born in Manitoba Canada, farming country near Ridging National Park.
I was blessed to know God at a very young age and came to a deeper understanding and relationship with Jesus Christ at about age 10. It was at this time I understood I was a sinful person/ a sinner and needed the forgiveness that only the Father could give me through His son Jesus Christ. Godly sorrow came to me that day by His grace and love and repentance was now mine.
And the journey to follow him began.
This journey led me to Bible school and to the West Coast of Canada as a missionary with Shantymen Int. Esperanza Ministries where I was ordained.
The journey continued in the early 2000 to Ukraine. There my wife and I began ministering to orphan children. This was the beginning of Love Cradle International.
Love Cradle International has grown to care for and minister to not only orphan children, but all children and families, the elderly, people in need of a savior. it is a journeying with Jesus Christ as He ministers to those the Father would bring to Him each day.
We lived in Ukraine for about 10 years, recently returning in November, over a year ago.
I am married to Iryna, and we have three children: Aleks, Miakl, Elein.
And the journey continues.
Brian Larson - February 4th, 2023
February 4th, 2023 - Beltrami Electric
Brian Larson was born and raised in St. Cloud Minnesota. He grew up in a Christian home. Events occurred that led him to grow skeptical of Christianity at a young age. By the time he was a young man he call himself an atheist.
It wasn't until he turned 28 years old in 1988 that he trusted Jesus Christ as his savior. At first, he struggled with many doubts and questions. With the help of God, and Godly mentors, Brian gradually grew in his faith. As he stood steps of faith, he saw God work in surprising ways that he did not expect.
Brian has been married to Tina Larson for nearly 40 years. They are 3 adult children and 7 Grandchildren. They have lived in the Bemidji area since 2005. He and his wife are the owners of a small business in Bemidji, Amity Graphics. Brian loves to share about the many ways God has poured out grace and mercy of his life.
Stan Nelson Jan 7th, 2023
Stan Nelson was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. Although his family lived in town, they had a farm near Thompson, ND. it was there where Stan learned a strong work ethic.
Stan and his family attended Bethel Luthern Church in Grand Forks. Stan heard the gospel there but rather an respond to it, he went the way of the world.
Ass Stan progressed in his education sports began to dominate his life. He play football, basketball and baseball and track. The highlight of his sports career was playing on a basketball team that won the Class A title in 1970.
After high school he attended NDSCS, in Wahpeton ND, where he played football and received his education in college prerequisites and Electrical Technology. In his sophomore year after being convicted of his sin by the Holy Spirit, he surrendered his life to Christ.
He returned to Grand Forks in 1973 and began to work in construction. He met his future wife at a summer gathering of believers in GF. They were married in 1974 and Stan went back to college at UND for one year. In 1976 they moved to Nampa, ID and Stan enrolled at Northwest Nazarene college to study the Bible.
in 1977, Stan and Darlene began searching for a church home. They found their home at Montana Baptist church in Caldwell ID. In 1980 Stan was commissioned by the church body to attend Northwest Baptist Seminary in Tacoma, WA.
After Stan graduated from NBS in 1985, they needed up moving back to the Midwest. He began his pastoral ministry in the Fall of 1986 at Cavalier Baptist Church, Cavalier, ND. In 1995 he accepted the call to be the pastor of First Baptist Church in Bemidji, MN.
Jeff Molnar - December 3rd, 2022
On Saturday, December 3rd, Jeff Molnar spoke at Lueken's North at 8:00 am. Below is Jeff's information.
Jeff Molnar was born and raised in Riverview Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. At age 19 he was invited to attend Bemidji State University and play basketball! During Jeff's first year at BSU, while on a road trip, he witnessed a teammate, Steve Vogel reading the Bible. Jeff picked up a Gideon Bible at a hotel and read the Pslam for himself. His life was changed. Jeff married his wife Jacki after college. Together they raised six children on their farm near Bemidji.
Besides their own farming business of growing and selling organic produce a the local Farmer's Market, Jeff and Jackie have worked at various jobs in the community.
Dave Wall ~ November 5th, 2022
Dave Wall has been a Bemidji resident for 12 years. Before coming to the area, he worked for 20 years as a missionary linguist in the South Pacific. While there he learned tribal language, made alphabets for unwritten languages, taught, and translated. Dave was also a culture/language acquisition consultant and national director for the organization he worked with. Upon moving permanently to Bemidji, Dave joined the management team that opened the Sanford Center. Currently he is a financial worker for Beltrami County Health and Human Services. Dane and his wife Cindy have 5 children and 12.5 grandchildren.
October 1st, 2022 Dr. Doug Carragher
The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship America will be meeting on Saturday October 1st at the Beltrami Electric Cooperative Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive beginning at 8:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Come hungry and join in on the food, worship, testimonies and fellowship with the men and women for this time of refreshing in the Lord.
When possible, we record speaker presentations to make them available online for those who are unable to attend.