Church Leadership

Our Elders

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

Sten-Erik Armitage

Dave Carr

Mike Howard

Jim Raikes

Tom Renard

Scott Shaffer

Our Deacons

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

Glenn Clark

Brad Hepp

Susan Millet

Chris Newcomer

Bobby Riese

Enrique Sanchez

David Tatom

Buddy Wallace

Finance Committee

Philip Burke

Dick Lane

Carl Martin

Phillip Paris

Jay Welch

Missions Leadership

Jan Boyd

Gene Burrows

Susan Millet
Deacon Representative

Jim Raikes

Tom Renard

Kyle Renard

Our Staff

Sten-Erik Armitage

Sten-Erik Armitage

Senior Pastor

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

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.

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.

Dave Carr

Dave Carr

Associate Pastor

Dave was born and raised in Columbus, OH. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a BBA in 1978. While at UK he met and fell in love with Becka. They were married in 1980 and have three adult children. Dave spent thirty-six years in the financial services industry before retiring in 2014. His involvement in Bible Study Fellowship led him to Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated from DTS in May 2019 with an MA in Christian Leadership and an MA in Christian Studies. In addition to BSF, Dave and Becka have served on Young Life committee for over fifteen years. Becka and Dave love serving the Lord and are excited about this new chapter in their life together.
Blake Muehlich

Blake Muehlich

Office Manager

Blake is from a small town in Central Illinois and recently moved to Dallas in order to pursue a Counseling degree from DTS. He received a degree in Psychology from Bradley University in 2014 and is interested in counseling college-age students. Blake enjoys getting to use his love of music to get involved in the church and has had a lot of opportunities to play and lead in worship settings back home in Illinois. He is excited to be a part of the RBC community and to serve as the office manager for a wonderful staff and church body.

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