Mike Hess became the GARBC national representative in 2018 after serving in pastoral ministries in Illinois and Iowa. He is a graduate of Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary and is a certified Biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. During his pastoral years Mike served on the GARBC Council of 18 and was heavily involved in the association through speaking, writing, and counseling. Mike has ministered in Australia, Argentina, Haiti, Mexico, Italy, and Israel. He and his wife Christina are parents of Joseph and Hannah. Mike leads the GARBC with an emphasis on “making disciples through healthy local churches.”
Steve is the senior pastor of Bethel Church in Crown Point, Indiana, a multi-campus church with several locations in northwest Indiana. He is a graduate of Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring Bethel Church and overseeing the campus churches, he has a teaching ministry called “The Journey,” which can be heard on Moody Radio in Chicago and thejourney.fm. He is the author of Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything. Steve and his wife Jennifer have two children.