Curt taught at Oakdale Academy, a classical Christian school. He served as the assistant head of school as well as the first athletic director during which time he started the athletic program. Additionally, his ministry experiences include serving as a senior pastor for 8 years in Waterford, Michigan and as a youth pastor both in Oklahoma and Michigan for 13 years. He has taught many Bible studies to various groups and directed summer camps and youth mission projects. Curt was formerly active as a water safety instructor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Coach, and Waterford Police Department Chaplain. He served as an elder at his home church, Grace Chapel, where he occasionally did pulpit supply for the church as well as for other area churches. He also taught Adult Sunday School when needed.
He holds a degree in Pastoral Ministry with an emphasis on Youth and a minor in Greek from Liberty University, as well as a Certificate of Ordination. He has also done graduate work with Liberty University and the American Institute of Holy Land Studies.
Curt enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, watching movies and plays, taking walks, kayaking, riding bikes and of course, eating.
Arli is an adult nurse practitioner and worked at a large family practice clinic. She is passionate about her patients’ health and works hard to ensure that her care is holistic, complete and that includes their spiritual health. She hopes to be involved in medical missions after they get settled in Cebu City, Philippines.
Arli is involved in the women’s ministry, participating in weekly Bible studies with other women.
Curt and Abbey are the loves of her life; she enjoys spending time with them. She likes to read historical fiction, spy thrillers and biographies. She also enjoys watching movies and plays, crocheting, singing, drinking coffee and eating decadent desserts!
Source of Joy
Abbey, age 23, is true to her name, a source of joy. She is usually a happy girl, easy to please and happy with music and Kermit the Frog. She looks forward to her Audio Daily Bible in the morning and Wheel of Fortune in the evenings. Ah, simple joys! She does not require much- music, Legos and food- and we have one contented girl. We are grateful to God for our precious child.
Over sixty years ago, a former service man named Bob Hughes returned to the Philippines to answer the call of God in his generation.
Following God’s leading Pastor Hughes moved his young family to the Philippines in 1956.
Bob Hughes recruited and discipled a young Filipino doctor named Armie Jesalva. Along with the church leadership, they set out to reach Cebu City for Christ.
Pastor Hughes believed God had led him to distribute a million bibles. On faith he contracted to have the first 100,000 bibles printed. They received a wire transfer in the exact amount the day it was due.
Through his use of TV and Radio, Pastor Hughes became known as Mr. “What the Bible Says.”
The first church service was held in 1957, in small apartment on Jones Avenue. There were fourteen in attendance. Over the years the church kept growing so God led them to purchase the property on Katipunan Street to build a 3000 seat auditorium where Bible Baptist Church building is currently located.
The extension ministries have been a vital part of church growth from the very beginning. Church members and Bible students go out as teams to different areas of the city to hold services and minister to the people.