Paul is originally from North Carolina. In June, Paul and Elizabeth will be celebrating 22 years of marriage. They have 2 daughters: Izabella (12) and Lilly (4). They left Winston-Salem, NC in 2013 and moved to Westboro, WI where they served at a Christian camp for 2.5 years before moving to Bemidji in 2015 to begin serving with Timber Bay.
Paul came to trust the Lord at a very young age and then after the loss of his father spent many bitter years in rebellion running from God's plan for his life. Through a series of pretty serious events and consequences God got Paul's attention in his early thirties and as he states "I came back into the fold". In the years since then Paul and Elizabeth have been following the Lord's leading as to where He wanted them to serve and that has led them to Bemidji.
In March, 2019, Paul took over as the Timber Bay Bemidji Area Director. Moving forward Paul is patiently and prayerfully seeking the Lord for His direction in growing and re-invigorating his ministry to the the lost and marginalized youth in our community.
Curtis is a husband, father of 9, filmmaker, speaker, and businessman. He served as a State representative in the Idaho Legislature, started and operated three Award Winning Fondue Restaurants, and has been the guest speaker for hundreds of conservative events and radio shows coast to coast. Curtis produced the $101,000 Grand Prize winning film, AGENDA: Grinding America Down, as well as the sequel, AGENDA 2:Masters of Deceit. Curtis and his family also sing in churches, prisons, conferences and festivals across America.
For more information go to: https://www.agendadocumentary.com
Rick was born in Minneapolis in 1954. His birth mother planned to leave me at the hospital. He was in foster care for three months and adopted by a Fosston couple, Russ and Betty Bjornerud. He graduated from Fosston High school in 1973 and Wadena Tech for Construction Electrician in 1975. Rick started doing electrical work in 10th grade in high school, working after school and summers till trade school and then full time. Work slowed down, so Rick joined the electrical union in Grand Forks and worked on the road for several years. As time went on, the children were getting older and he desired to be home more. He prayed for help passing his Master's license. His prayer was answered and he was blessed with a thriving electrical business for 30+ years working with hospitals, schools, elevators, local phone companies work and 27+ Central Offices.
Rick was diagnosed with MS in 2003 and had to stop electrical contracting. He then became a pipeline inspector, starting as an Electrical Inspector then lead, then Chief, finishing as Coordinator in 2015.
Rick has been blessed beyond measure: wife Sandy of 42 years, 4 children Troy - Chicago, Allison - Japan with her husband Carlos and children Kane, Rowan, and Senen. Jamie and Ashley in Bemidji with their three kids Tyson, Jamison and Thea. And last one Ashley - Austin Texas.
Now his full time job is spreading the Gospel and serving Christ by example and volunteering as Chaplin at the county jail, NW Juvenile center and lead of the men's ministry at the NW pregnancy center, Rubies Pantry Bemidji and Clearbrook, plus numerous mens groups.
Rick will share his testimony and finish with a talk about a Haitian mission trip in December.
He is married to Herminia Cole for 38 years and they have two children, Bernice Morris and David Cole, plus 5 grandchildren. Bernice is married to Pastor Jeremy Morris. Bishop Cole's educational experiences include: Lake Region Jr. College; Park College; COGIC Pastoral Training & Bishop's training.
Bishop Michael R. Cole is Pastor of Gospel Outreach Ministries COGIC. He was ordained Bishop of the Church of God in Christ for the State of North Dakota in 1990. He pastors a diverse congregation of various Ethnic backgrounds in Grand Forks, North Dakota where all are welcome and free to come and worship in Spirit and in Truth. This church serves the Air Force Base, surrounding communities and many of the 1st Nation Reservations in North Dakota.
He has ministered 42 years allowing him to travel 6 continents, preaching and teaching the Gospel to 48 countries worldwide. He serves as one of the vice presidents of the international Missions Department of the COGIC. His heart is to reach souls for the kingdom of God. Bishop Cole believes that the present day anointing of the Lord is Fresh Oil and Fresh Fire for a Generation waiting to fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord.
Herb shared his testimony and how God is leading him on mission trips around the world. From his initial trip to Belize in 2003, to his 9th trip to Africa in 2018, to a new location in 2019. He will share how God opens doors and can use anyone who is willing to say yes. As is often quoted, God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called. He will talk about a commitment he made to God on his first trip to Kenya: Any Thing, Any Where, Any Time, Any Cost.
Jimmie was born in the State of Mississippi and then moved to Chicago in his late teens. He was drafted in the Army and served as a medic in aJ MASH unit. After being discharged from the Army, he married and started raising a family on Chicago South Side. In 1992, Jimmie and his family moved to northern MN. He now lives east of Red Lake on Hwy 1 and raises Black Angus Cattle. Jimmie shared his testimony of his life and his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jimmie shared his story in 2 parts; the first in November 2019 and the remainder in December.
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