Redeemer’s Elder Board Members are responsible for spiritual oversight of the congregation.
Redeemer’s Deacon Board Members are responsible for the well-being of the church facilities and property.
With a passion for helping others to think Christianly about their faith, ministry, and daily lives, Sten-Erik also serves as Advisor for Spiritual Formation and Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned his ThM in 2012. 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. Sten-Erik and Lisa refer to their home in Garland as “Armitage Acres.” There, surrounded by suburbia, you’ll find a koi pond, chickens, dogs, llamas, alpacas, possums, and an ever-threatening family of coyotes. By the way, “Armitage” rhymes with “Age.”
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.
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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Interim Music and Young Adults Minister
Blake is from the great state of Illinois, and grew up surrounded by corn fields, cows, country roads, and friends driving tractors to high school. He graduated from Bradley university in 2014 with a degree in psychology and has almost completed his Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked as a Resident Director at Greenville University where he discovered a passion for walking through life with college students. His current passions include reading a good book on existential psychotherapy, playing his precious Taylor guitar, writing poetry, and having conversations about how to read scripture well. Blake loves any opportunity to use his love of creativity to connect with God and others and to lead those around him to become captured by the beauty of who God is.
Young Adult Co-Leader
Jazmine grew up in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, a beautiful rainforest region in southern Mexico. She graduated with a B.A in Bilingual Education from Universidad Madero in Puebla City and in 2012 moved to the US to earn her ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jazmine is currently pursuing a DEdMin at DTS and works as a high school teacher in Deep Ellum. She loves painting in her free time, visiting museums, and taking in art exhibits. You can also find her exploring Dallas on her bike and spending quality time with friends. Jazmine is passionate about young people growing in the knowledge of God, learning the Scriptures together, and doing life in community.
Avery grew up in Abilene, TX, but has lived in Denton for the past five years. While in Denton, she completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Religious Studies at the University of North Texas. She is now at Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing her Master’s in Theology. Prior to joining the RBC family, she was active and on staff at a church in Argyle. In her free time, Avery enjoys exploring downtown with friends, taking care of her plants, or finding the nearest live music. Avery is passionate about making the Bible feel accessible to all and loves helping other leaders excel in the missions they have been called to pursue.
Daniel grew up the youngest of six children in Oakland City Indiana, a small town of 2500 neighbors where his parents taught at the local university as well as where he attended college. During his time in college he participated and led a small ministry group of college students who performed skits in churches in the surrounding states. After graduating he married his wife Kiersten, and following her graduation a year later the two of them moved down to Dallas for Daniel to pursue a ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Daniel works at the bookstore on campus and loves teaching the Word, authentic conversations, and hanging out with his wife and son—who joined the family in November of last year.