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Anton Heuss

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Anton Heuss served Bethel Church PCA as associate pastor for nine years before being elected senior pastor in November, 2015. By God’s grace, he grew up in a Christian home and never knew a day without Christ as his Savior. His father is a pastor, and growing up, Anton had the privilege of spending countless hours at the dinner table listening to his father discuss theology and life with church members and visitors. Little did he know that God was training him for ministry.

Sensing the call to ministry in 1997, Anton was mentored by his pastor as he studied philosophy and history at the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating in 2001, he attended Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, California, where he received an M.Div. degree (May 2005) and was awarded the Arthur Forest Wells Award for aspiring pastors in recognition of academic excellence.

He married his wife, Leah, in 2007. Leah has a degree in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Anton and Leah have three children: Aven (born 2012), Charis (born 2015), and Cyprus (born 2018).

Anton loves reading, riding bike, listening to great music (preferably at high volume!), playing trains with his son, and making his wife and daughters laugh.

 

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Lee Bridgeman

Assistant Pastor of Evangelism

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Lee grew up in a Christian home and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in elementary school.  During his undergraduate training, he was challenged by a Campus ministry worker to commit his life to sharing Christ with others and making disciples, and so began a love for ministry. Dental training at Baylor College of Dentistry was next, where he learned that dentistry and other healthcare professions are a great platform for sharing the gospel and making disciples. A Masters of Arts program at Dallas Theological Seminary gave him the biblical and theological foundation for those early years of dental mission work.

Ministry opportunities over the last 23 years include short-term mission trips to Africa, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, including a year in Cusco, Peru. Lee was ordained as a Teaching elder by North Texas Presbytery in 2014 and served as a church planter prior to coming to Bethel. 

Fun Facts: Lee enjoys novels, historical books, and strategy wargames.