"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:12-14
At Fellowship Baptist Church, you can be certain that you will be shown the utmost love and respect from our team of ministry leaders. We know from personal experience, that God reaches out to us in unique and special ways - no matter your walk of life. Here are some people you are sure to enjoy getting to know at FBC.
Pastor Steve & Cheryl Van Winkle
Steve Van Winkle serves as our pastor and has been a part of FBC since 1985. He and his wife, Cheryl, have ministered at Fellowship since 1992; Steve was called to the pastorate in 1994.
Steve and Cheryl have been married over 25 years and their three children have been at FBC since birth. Madison, Baylee and Hayden are in college.
In addition to his ministry at FBC, Pastor Steve is an adjunct faculty member of Boston Baptist College and has published numerous articles in national publications, contributed to several book projects and served as Contributing Editor of The Baptist Preacher’s Journal. His first book, “Happy Endings to Hard Days,” is scheduled for publication in October, 2015 from Heritage Builders Press.
Pastor Steve has a diploma in Missions from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO., a BA in Bible from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, LA., and a MA in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN.
Robert & Hilary Hershey
Robert Hershey has been a part of FBC since Fall 2010. He is a Senior at Montana Bible College in Bozeman and met his wife Hilary while she attended Montana State University.
Robert grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Montana for Bible College education. Before leading the youth ministry at FBC he worked in West Virginia for a Christian Camp Ministry, Camp Sandy Cove.
While there he served as cabin counselor, outdoor tripping counselor, unit director, and Leadership In Training(LIT) and Counselor In Training(CIT) director.
He enjoys spending his time backpacking in the mountains, hunting, trail running, and exploring new areas of Montana with his wife, Hilary.
Hilary grew up in Medford, Oregon and traveled to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree through the History department. During her time at MSU she became involved with InterVarsity Ministry and later served as a co-leader on campus. Her passions include art, biking, hiking, cultivating friendships, and adventuring with her husband and their new dog, Banjo.
Michele has her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and is currently the Kindergarten teacher for Heritage Christian School. She has been married to her husband, Jeremy for 25 years and has 3 children. Their kids are Macy, 20, Cambrie, 18, and Brayton, 14.
Michele has had a relationship with the Lord since she was 17 years old and has been part of Fellowship Baptist Church for 23 years. She has served in Children's ministry pretty much since she became a member. Planting seeds of knowledge and Grace to kids, along with the fun, are things that Michele can't imagine not being a part of.