Gary was raised by his natural parents in
It is interesting to note the plan of God to bring an adopted child into my mother’s family, who would be the first to come to know Christ as Savior, and ultimately influence his adult brothers and sisters and parents to come to Christ as well. I had a great blessing in my family life as my parents preceded me in trusting Christ, and were therefore concerned that I mature in my Christian life and commit myself to Christian service.
Camp was an important emphasis at our church, and I was influenced greatly by the leadership, teachers and counselors at Odosagih Bible Conference in
1. Rev. Jimmie Davis, who was an evangelist, vocal and instrumental musician, as well as a gospel magician and founded Boys JIM Club ("JIM" stands for Jesus Is Mine). Jimmie involved me in his ministry and illustrated the deportment and testimony of a true Christ Follower.
2. Rev. Arthur A. Luther, writer of Jesus Never Fails in most hymnbooks, was a great friend and motivator in my teen years.
3. Rev. Roger Seibert, my pastor, was an excellent influence on my teenage years and encouraged me to go to
As a teenager, Gary selected as his life verse Psalm 149:6: “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.”
Ruth Hassenzahl Herne
Ruth was also raised by Christian parents who were actively involved with their family of five children in the Marimont Community Church of Pontiac, MI. Ruth trusted Jesus Christ as her savior during her elementary years, and followed Christ in ministering through music and teaching during her secondary education years. Upon graduation from high school, Ruth enrolled as a student at the Buffalo Bible Institute where Ruth and Gary met and eventually graduated together. In His plan, He led Ruth and Gary to become marriage partners and serve the Lord together. Together, Ruth and Gary have worked in varied lay and professional ministries for the past 48 years, as well as raising two boys, Mark and Michael who are both committed Christians, and are married to wonderful Christian spouses; and they are raising their families to know and honor the Lord.
Both Ruth and Gary have the desire to be consistent Christ-followers for the sake of ourselves, each other, our children, our grandchildren, family and friends. They are both actively involved in the ministry of their
Ruth and Gary have been committed to serving Christ all of their married lives, and they have together spent 23 years in Christian film and video distribution, and six years administering a part-time publishing ministry of encouraging Christians in their personal witness.
In the past when we have been employed in the secular marketplace, we asked the Lord to place us where we could maintain a Christian testimony with both our words and our work. We have also joined several clubs of interest where we can rub shoulders with others who may not go to church or would be encouraged by our friendship to seek the Lord. Our current occupation provides us with the opportunity to serve others with our knowledge, experience and skills, offering dependable quality service.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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