As the 2012 Berean National Convention draws closer, we thought we would take time to introduce you to the Convention speakers.
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Dr. Mike Huber
Dr. R. Michael “Mike” Huber has more than 40 years experience in local church or church support ministries. He was raised, the oldest son in a family of seven children, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country – Lancaster, PA. After a couple years of college, Mike was drafted into the US Army, at the height of the Vietnam Conflict. He served as a Chaplain’s Assistant in Saigon and I Corps, near the DMZ. His formal education began in Eastern Pennsylvania, progressed through Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon and culminated in San Diego.
“Dr. Mike” has provided pastoral leadership to congregations in Colorado and Wyoming. For nearly two-decades, he served a regional fellowship of churches. He has demonstrated capabilities in training and coaching, as well as church consulting, problem solving, strategic planning and team building. For more than 3-decades, he and his wife, Pam, have lived in the Rocky Mountain West – both in Colorado and Wyoming. They take pleasure in living near their three sons, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. Recreationally, Mike enjoys fishing, computer games, reading (including listening to recorded books), and backpacking the Colorado Trail. He also plays golf, although he does not always “enjoy” it.
Pastor Paul Knott
Pastor Paul Knott began attending a Berean Church at the age of four when his family moved to Haxtun, Colorado. During his childhood and early teen years he attended Maranatha Bible Camp each summer. At Jr. High Camp he made significant spiritual decisions about following the Lord with his whole heart, and clearly remembers saying to the Lord, “Here am I, send me”. After graduating from Biola University in 1976 with a degree in Christian Education, he married his high school sweetheart Betty and they moved to Denver. In Denver, Paul was involved in production management for a manufacturing company for almost 14 years. In 1990, He was called to the pastorate and they moved to Newman Grove, Nebraska, where they ministered for over 12 years. In September of 2002, Paul became the Sr. Pastor of the Hastings Berean Bible Church. He has been the Three Rivers District leader for the past three years. Paul and Betty have 5 children and 6 grandchildren, and love spending time with family. They also love reading, camping, hiking in the mountains, and motorcycle riding.
Pastor John Wetzig
John Wetzig is Senior Pastor of Grenada Community Berean Church in Grenada, CA. He has been part of the Berean Fellowship since 1976, when he was called to be youth pastor at Lincoln Berean. John also serves as the West Coast District leader for the Berean Fellowship. A graduate of Grace University, he also received training at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He is married to Debbie, daughter of former Berean pastor Gerry Sprunger. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Pastor Larry DeMoss
Larry DeMoss grew up in Kansas City and trusted Christ as a young boy. He attended Calvary Bible College, where he met his wife Jane. He then attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has pastored in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Missouri, before becoming pastor of the Broken Bow Berean Church in Nebraska in April of 2003. He also serves as Leader of the Sandhills District of the fellowship and as Director of Pastoral Development on the Board of Directors. Larry and Jane have three adult children.
Paul Braddy: Worship Leader
Paul Braddy is the Worship Pastor at SONrise Church in Torrington, Wyoming. He has been in the Berean Fellowship for 13 years. Starting his ministry at Cheyenne Berean Church as a youth and worship intern, he began to see the call on his life for fulltime ministry. Paul and his wife Cristine are also the founders of “Continuous Worship Ministries”, an organization devoted to helping local churches throughout the world learn to worship Christ in Spirit and Truth. CWC is a ministry under the umbrella of Maranatha Ministries and Maranatha Bible Camp. Paul has his degree in Music from the University of Wyoming. Paul and Cristine have 3 children and 2 dogs; Mika, Benji and Malaki; Max and Kira. In the time between homeschool and ministry they love traveling, hiking, running, and reading.
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