HBC Pastors and Deacons

Pastor Larry Nagengast

Academy Administrator

Pastor Jared Baldwin
Executive Pastor / Communications
Dr. Yoh Shirato

Missions & Japanese Ministry

Pastor Ken Keith

Summer Programs & Worship

Aaron Engelhardt

Children's Ministries

Pastor Bryan Lenartz

Adult Education & Events


Pastor Gary Walton

Lead Pastor

Gary Walton and his wife Faith came to Guam from Grand Rapids, MI, where Gary served on the administrative team at Bibles International.

Gary grew up in a pastor's home and was part of vibrant churches that fostered a special love for the local church, its shepherds, leaders and mission. He served as the Senior Pastor at Brookdale Baptist Church, Moorhead, MN, for 13 years.

He received his ministry training in the home of a godly pastor/father, as well as at Northland Baptist Bible College and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. He counts his dad - Dennis Walton, Les Ollila, Ernest Pickering, Doug McLachlan and Raymond Buck as ministry mentors and significant influences.

The Waltons have 5 children; a son and daughter-in-law teaching in Thailand (Matt and Bryn), a daughter in grad school (Amanda); two in college (Tyler and Kara), and one in high school (Emily).

 


Pastor Jared Baldwin

Executive Pastor / Communications

Pastor Jared Baldwin returned to the island of Guam during the summer of 2011 after ministering for two years in New Hampshire. Pastor Jared will be helping to oversee the Harvest House ministry to Guam's foster families, coordinating Harvest's efforts on behalf of missionaries around the world, as well as ministering to the students of Harvest Christian Academy as the coach of the cross country team. Pastor Jared and his wife Tammy have three children--Kayla, Andrew, and Zachary.


Pastor Ken Keith

Youth and Worship

Pastor Ken Keith have been serving Harvest since 2013.  He was ordained in 2016. Pastor Ken and his wife Samantha have four children -- Allie, Jack, Wesley, and Chase.


Pastor Bryan Lenartz

Children's Ministry Pastor / Outreach

Bryan was raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee. Growing up, he had never heard the Gospel, and it was not until he was fifteen that he first heard the truth. While coming home from his little brother’s baptism at a Catholic Church, Bryan’s brother-in-law, David, shared with him how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Soon after, Bryan accepted the Lord as his Savior. He was discipled by John Zimmer, who currently serves as a missionary on the Island of Palau. Bryan met his wife Amy while serving on Guam, and the two were married in 2010. They are the parents of three girls and a boy. Bryan helps lead the event and adult ministries of Harvest Baptist Church. Throughout the week, Bryan works with the students of Harvest Christian Academy in Life Skills classes while Amy works in the school nurse's office and in the community as a physician's assistant.


Our Church Deacons for 2018-2019

Deacons are appointed by the church to serve, minister, and help our pastors.  They also tend to the needs of our members, so pastors can concentrate on studying and preaching the Word of God. Currently serving in our deacon fellowship:

Chris Harper (Chairman), Chris Wolseley (Treasurer), Josh Taylor (Secretary), Bhong Canda, John Duenas, Andrew Dongon, James Lujan, Dale Philyaw, Greg Royston, and Uri Schallhorn.

Our deacon alternates are Aaron Engelhardt, and Lawrence Nagengast

"For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. " 1 Timothy 3:13