Church Leadership

Our Elders

Redeemer’s Elder Board Members are responsible for spiritual oversight of the congregation.

Scott Shaffer

Larry Foster

Mike Howard

Jim Raikes

Don Regier

Our Deacons

Redeemer’s Deacon Board Members are responsible for the well-being of the church facilities and property.

Leonard Rees

Brian Coppinger

Susan Millet

Buddy Wallace

Finance Committee

Dick Lane

Eddie Boyd

Jim Fleming

Jim Jenkins

Charlie Reibenstein

Missions Leadership

Jan Boyd

Bert Howard

Steven Paris

Charlene Rack

Jim Raikes

Our Staff

Sten-Erik Armitage

Sten-Erik Armitage

Teaching Pastor

Sten-Erik is passionate about helping others to think Christianly about their faith, ministry, and daily lives. It is this desire that brought him out of a career in human resources and legal compliance to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. In his final year of the ThM he was awarded the Rollin Thomas Chafer Award for his work in apologetics as well as the H. A. Ironside Award in Expository Preaching. Sten-Erik is married to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and they have three amazing daughters. In addition to his role as Director of Spiritual Formation at the seminary, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Theological Studies. His academic interests include spiritual formation, divine attributes, theological aesthetics, and apologetic method.

Kent Barnard

Kent Barnard

Care Pastor

Kent Barnard played an indispensable role in founding Redeemer Bible Church in 1999, and subsequently served as chairman of the Deacon Board for the congregation’s first nine years. He joined the staff full time in 2010. He works closely with the other pastors and boards to provide pastoral care to individuals in the congregation. Prior to serving here, he served in senior leadership roles at other Christian organizations. Born and reared in Canyon, Texas, Kent accepted Christ at a youth camp when he was 12, and later attended Dallas Bible College, where he majored in Christian Education. He and his wife, Jane, live in Dallas and have two adult daughters.

Bert Howard

Bert Howard

Connect Pastor

Bert, a retired Navy Commander and Aviator, came to trust Christ as Savior in 1994 through the effective preaching of the Word by a Navy Chaplain. His desire is to reach the lost with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to help others make a positive and eternal impact for His glory. Before coming to Redeemer, Bert faithfully served in a variety of ministry, small group, and outreach roles centered around military Chapel communities in Hawaii, Texas, Japan, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Philippines. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Aviation Safety Officer School in Monterey, CA. He relocated from Corpus Christi to Dallas in May 2011 in order to continue a Master of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. Bert has been married for 27 years to his beautiful wife Bing, who was born and raised in the Philippines. A home schooling family, they have two tremendous sons, Brian, an Ensign in the United States Navy, and Elijah, who is now beginning his second year of College. Bert loves the Lord, his family, Christian fellowship, great BBQ, and College Football, War Eagle!

Brooks Nesse

Brooks Nesse

Youth Minister

Brooks was born and raised in Rockford, IL which is about 90 miles Northwest of Chicago. He is the fourth of eight children (5 boys and 3 girls) born to Scott and Carol-Ann Nesse. His father is a DTS graduate and is the Senior Pastor of Stonebridge Church in Rockford. He graduated from the University of Illinois studying U.S. military history. In college Brooks was involved with CRU, leading a Bible study providing the platform to disciple several young men. In the summer months he worked with the youth group at his church back in Rockford as an intern and then took on the role of Youth Director after graduation. He moved to Dallas in August of 2016 to begin study at Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM program). Brooks has a great love for working with and discipling young people, as they are in a period of life that is full of several great and often uncomfortable transitions. He desires to walk alongside them during these times and point them to an unchanging God.


Heidi Heideman

Heidi Heideman

Children's Minister

Heidi grew-up in Dallas as the baby of the family with three older brothers. Her mother led her to Christ when she was five-years-old. As a teenager, Heidi became the big sister to two little sisters adopted from China. After earning her B.A. in Church Music from Moody Bible Institute in 2003, she went on to attend Dallas Seminary where she graduated with an M.A. in Christian Education. She enjoys reading, urban chicken farming, and gardening. Heidi is incredibly blessed to be married to Daniel Heideman.

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Joel Hergert

Joel Hergert

Music Minister

Joel grew up in Vancouver, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Having always loved music, he graduated from Corban University with a bachelors in Music Education and Piano Performance. While he was teaching high school choir in Oregon, Joel felt God calling him to church ministry. He and his family moved to Dallas in 2014 so he could attend Dallas Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a ThM degree. He has been married to his wife, Heather, since 2006, and they have three wonderful kids. Joel is excited to inspire and encourage our community to worship God skillfully and to His glory.

Ryan Stanton

Ryan Stanton

Business Administrator

Ryan and his wife, Erica, met in 2008 at West Dallas Community School where Erica taught 3rd grade and Ryan, a volunteer, was assigned to tutor in her classroom. They married in July 2011 and now have a 2 year old son, Davied, and a new baby girl, Annaliesa. Ryan dedicated his life to Christ at a summer camp outside Dallas in 2003 and graduated from Baylor University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Arts Degree focusing on Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He spent 7 years working in Sales Management and Direct Sales roles prior to joining Redeemer Bible Church. Ryan and Erica live in the White Rock area and love outdoor strolls at the lake, tennis, skiing, and raising their two children. Ryan enjoys volunteering alongside the Youth Pastor while Erica serves by singing in the choir.

Bekah Hooton

Bekah Hooton

Office Manager

Bekah Hooton grew up in Lewisville, graduated from UNT with a BA in Literature, and before joining Redeemer, served as an administrative assistant and office manager in the Senior Living industry.

She and her husband, Gene, met at work and bonded over music and concert-going. They attended RBC together in 2008-2009, where Bekah came to know and trust Christ, and they were married by Don Geiger Sr. in April 2009.

Since that time, they have had many adventures, including their children Elliot and Lola, with another expected in September. The Hooton family lives in Lake Highlands and are partners at White Rock Fellowship.

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