Our Spring Bible Conference this year is “God’s Beauty on His People”. We are looking forward to the ministry of Pastor Emeritus, David Pestel. Everyone is invited to join in each day. The conference begins on Sunday, March 18th and runs through Wednesday the 21st. See the schedule on the poster below.
Pastor Dave was born in Wisconsin and his wife Charlotte was born here in Montana. They met as students of Omaha Baptist Bible Institute, which later became Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. They were married in 1969 at Bethel Baptist Church in Kalispell where Charlotte’s father was pastor. God has blessed them with 3 children and 11 grandchildren.
They have served the Lord together for over 48 years in various ministries, including a special passion for summer youth camps. Dave has been a pastor in two churches in Iowa, one church in Wisconsin and then in February of 1997 became the senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Kalispell. After faithfully serving the Lord at Bethel for 20 years, he retired in September of 2017. In his own words: “While I say that I am retired, I do yet serve in my local church in Kalispell and find that the ministry is not something that is to be retired from. It is rather that Charlotte and I had the wonderful privilege of exhausting our lives in the ministry for 48 years and now have the privilege of moderating our schedule.” “If I were to be asked what overriding passion I have for the ministry it is the need for Believers to understand the place they fill in this world as the children of God.” (1Peter 2:9)