Leadership @ LifePointe

  • Pastor/Elder - Rick Biesiadecki

    Rick Biesiadecki was called as Senior Pastor on June 20, 2010. He is a "what you see is what you get" person. He is a passionate communicator who "REALLY" loves Jesus. His family mission statement is: "The Biesiadecki family will intentionally Love God, Love Each Other, and Love the World." 


    He and his beautiful wife, Julie, have been married for over 25 years, and they have two boys, Caleb (22) and Will (19). They are a competitive family. Their family theme song is, "We are the Champions." 


    Rick has worked in full time ministry for 28+ years. During that time, he has served as a pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. He and his wife also served as appointed missionaries with the North American Mission Board with the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is a graduate of Liberty University (BS, 1991) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2000). He is presently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in Marriage and Family Ministry, at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


    Other info about Rick:

    • Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings (Trilogy), Braveheart, The Patriot, Star Wars (some were better than others), Matrix, The Three Amigos, The Princess Bride, etc. 
    • Favorite Books: The Bible (Should be a given): The Closing of the American Mind, Can Man Live Without God, anything by C.S. Lewis; The Grace Awakening; Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; The Greek New Testament. 
    • Favorite Quote: "I ain't got time to bleed." If you know the quote, Rick will buy you a coffee. (Don't cheat and look it up.) 
    • Hobbies: Time with his radiant wife, Julie; Time with sons; Playstation; Golf; Computers; COFFEE; Florida State University Football - GO NOLES.


  • Office Manager - Don Denney

    Don was born near Somerset Kentucky, where his father was a tobacco sharecropper, and graduated from Gibson City, Illinois High School, Monmouth College, Illinois (BA) and Washington University, St. Louis (MBA).


    He has been married to Dorene for 39 years, with children Dave (37) and Brendan (34). Dave is a systems manager at DaxCon in Peoria, Illinois and Brendan is production manager for Logic Systems audio and lighting in Valley Park, Missouri.


    He worked in the government and corporate sectors, including the Internal Revenue Service, Ralston Purina, Peabody Coal Company (Director of Budgeting) and Mitchell Humphrey (accounting software). He retired in January of 2003, and has worked part-time at Rockwood Baptist Church, and now at LifePointe,as Office Manager.


    Don accepted Christ at the age of 16 through the influence of the Pastor, First Baptist Church of Gibson City and a local youth center director. Activities have included volunteering at the church, association, state and international levels, with mission trips to Brazil, El Salvador, Romania, Indonesia, Philippines, Canada, Iowa, Maine and New Orleans (Katrina clean-up). 


    On the personal level Don and Dorene love to travel, (They have logged every state and 38 countries.), garden, hike and cook, find good restaurants and read.


    Fun Facts about Don:

    • He is a trained Army (ours!) cook. 
    • He is a distant relative of Al Gore! 
    • Even though he is tall, he doesn’t always know what the weather is up there!
  • Worship Team - Seth Acock

    Seth grew up in Russellville, MO and went on to graduate from Southwest Missouri State in 2001. He and his wife met while in college and have been married since 2004. They now live in Affton, MO


    Seth started playing the drums and singing in high school, and was a part of the worship team at the BSU on SMS campus while in college. While in college and after He graduated Seth traveled in a worship ministry for about 10 years.


    Seth is now a Regional Vice President with a financial education company and has experience in training and leadership development along with teaching financial education to families. 


    Seth is passionate about bringing people closer to Christ. He wants to use the talents and experience that God has given him to point others to Jesus and to dive in deeper into a true relationship with God.

  • WOrship Team - Caleb Biesiadecki

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  • Elder - Scott Reynolds

    Hi!  I'm Scott.  I believe the strength of your faith grows as you face adversity in life, no matter how small or how daunting the adversity.  That's how I came to know the Lord.  At seventeen years old, two thousand miles away from home in my first year at the Air Force Academy I was up against more physical and mental adversity than I had ever known.  The first break we got was on a Sunday morning, sitting in a quiet pew, inside the wondrously beautiful Cadet Chapel, truly, in the presence of God. I opened my heart to Jesus that morning in the Rockies and was forever changed.

    While flying A-10s in the Air Force, God sent me the most wonderful woman to be my best friend and wife. We eventually left the active duty Air Force and moved to St Louis to raise our two boys, joining the reserve forces to continue serving the country.  Seeing the Rockwood Baptist Church sign at the local elementary school in 1991, we walked in the front door to meet our new life-long friends. The name of the church has changed to LifePointe; but the friendships remain.

    Both of my boys are now successful young men starting out their own careers (and off Dad's payroll - yay!)  Through His glorious grace, my best friend was victorious in her battle with cancer, seated now at the feet of Jesus in Heaven.  

    Some would say I'm a bit of a sports nut.  It's through my love for football that God has provided for some of the most enjoyable ministry opportunities.  Whether it's a sports-oriented weekly bible study, city work projects to help the needy, mentoring 13- and 14-year old young men, or getting dating advice from those same youngsters, I can see God stirring in their lives, all the while strengthening my faith and trust in Him.  To paraphrase Romans 6:4, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new found life (NFL).

    Oh, one last thing, we have a lot of fun in Bible study on Sunday mornings and small groups throughout the weekdays.  Did you know the old testament has a phone number - 512-5512?  So does the new testament - 444-5532.  Ask me about it when you see me.

  • Elder - Barry Tanner

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  • Facilities & Finances - Brian Youngberg

    Brian Youngberg serves as financial secretary and overseeing the church property. He and his wife, Michele, have attended LifePointe for more than a decade while serving in a variety of ministries.


    Brian and Michele are natives of Omaha, Nebraska and have four daughters, two of which are married. Their first granddaughter is due in December.


    Brian is a chartered financial analyst and has been an associate at Edward Jones since 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (BSBA, 1986) and Washington University (MBA, 1990).

     

  • Children's Ministry - Michele Youngberg


  • Children's Ministry - Jennifer Riley

    Hello there! I’m Jennifer Riley. I help coordinate our LifePointe Kids children’s ministry. It is a pleasure to work with families and children at LifePointe!  Our children’s ministry team is comprised of men and women who truly have hearts for God and love teaching kids about Jesus. 


    My husband Bill and I have been married for 12 years. We have two children, Mason (9) and Sarah (4). Bill and I are both southern Missouri natives, and lived in Springfield, Mo., before moving to Wildwood. I went to Missouri State University (SMSU back then) and graduated in 2000 with a degree in communication/public relations. I spent 15 years working as an agency PR executive servicing local, national and global companies. These days I am blessed to be home with my children full time. 


    I’d love to get to know you and your family. Say hello on a Sunday morning or send me an email so I can get in touch with you. 


    A few fun facts about me. 

    -          My husband and I met on a blind date.

    -          I love rhubarb pie.

    -          Yes, my hair IS naturally curly.

    -          I’m a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. 


    -          One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 8:28.

  • Youth Ministry - Nate Davis

    Hi! I'm Nate Davis and I am the youth leader here at Lifepointe. I have been working with the worship team for a couple months but recently I have felt called to lead in some way. It was then that the opportunity to lead the youth group fell into my lap. It's something new for me because I haven't attempted something like this before. Immediately God began changing my life in order to prepare me to lead.


    I was born in Houston, TX. I moved to St. Louis when I was in elementary school. I did my first 2 years of college at Lipscomb University where I was a Computer/Electrical Engineering major and a soccer player. I am now currently a student at Lindenwood University.


    As a new youth leader, I am open to any questions you have about our youth group. I may not have all the answers but I will do my best to help you find them. I will usually respond to a text or phone call immediately if I'm not at work or class. I do try to check my email daily but it may take me a little longer to respond to email.


    Phone: 636-489-8580

    Email: ndavisa01@yahoo.com



    Other Info:

    • Favorite movies: Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Princess Bride
    • Favorite tv shows: Psych, Men in Blazers
    • Favorite food: Stuffing, Sushi, and Sandwiches
    • Hobbies: Guitar and Netflix
    • Favorite sports: Soccer and Formula 1 Racing
    • Favorite thing ever: Penn State Football.... WE ARE PENN STATE!!
  • Ushers/Greeters - Karl Strauch

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