Pastor Jason Gentry
Pastor Jason grew up in Northwest Missouri. During the middle school years, Jason trusted Christ for everlasting life as God showed him during Passion Week the reality of personal offense, personal need, and a personal solution at the Cross and with the Empty Tomb. It was during his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri- Columbia that Pastor Jason was first exposed to expository preaching and discipleship/mentorship…and real transformation began! He surrendered to vocational ministry right at the end of his college education and attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, where he received a Masters of Divinity. Pastor Jason is married to Bettina and together they have three energetic children. His passion in ministry is studying and teaching God’s Word and translation work when time allows. Jason loves seeing people grow in their knowledge of and obedience to God’s Word as we journey together in this rich and diverse mission field of life.
Debbie Freeman, Ministry Assistant
Debbie, a Missouri native, spent most of her childhood in Centralia, MO. Debbie accepted Christ as her personal Savior when she was ten years old at a revival her grandfather took her to, but didn’t get baptized until the age of 21. In 1983 she married her husband Rick and they live on a small farm where they have raised their two children: Angela and Brandon. They have been members of Grandview Baptist Church since about 1993 and have been involved in various ministries there. Debbie enjoys singing, teaching, gardening, fishing, reading, shopping and being with family and friends.