Our Pastor, Steve Harness, was saved at the age of seven. His father introduced him to Jesus in their home following a Sunday night church service. The Lord has blessed Pastor Harness with many educational and experiential opportunities. Educational opportunities include a Bachelor of Bible at Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry, a Doctorate of Biblical Studies, and a PhD of Religion with an emphasis in Counseling from various other institutions. Experiential opportunities include pastor, youth pastor, Christian school educator, school board president, teen evangelist, camp and conference speaker, and radio broadcaster.
He and Natalie are blessed with 3 children. Together, Pastor and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and growing in their relationship with the Lord. They hope to meet you this Sunday.
Our Assistant Pastor, Jason Betts, was saved at the age of five. His parents led him to Christ at home after a revival meeting. While on a summer missions trip in high school, Pastor Betts felt God calling him into the ministry. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Youth Ministry and a minor in Music. After college Pastor Betts was the music director and assisted with the youth program in Charleston, SC for five years. In 2012 God called Pastor Betts and his family to move to Simi Valley, CA to be the Assistant Pastor in a church plant for two years. After seeing the birth and growth of that new church, God called Pastor Betts and his family to serve here at Wilton Baptist Church. Since then the youth group has grown and the music department has flourished.
Pastor Betts is currently working on a Masters Degree in Church Music. We are glad to have Pastor Betts serving with us. He and Maria are a blessing to our congregation.