Meet Pastor Herb. He has over sixty years of ministry experience, with more than fifteen years in Las Cruces.
In his own words:
Agape Christian began with Herb and Melba in Las Cruces in a double wide on the east mesa. Today we are twenty-one years young and after a serious series of illness on my part we are rebuilding a strong Bible church. My preaching began the summer of 1951 as the Chaplain of Pepperdine Scout Camp in the coastal mountains of Southern California. In 1952 I began my under graduate college [studies] at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. At the same time I began as youth minister under Dr. C.C. Crawford at the Socorro Christian Church.
The following sixty-three year brought marriage, a successful lapidary and geology business, the decision to be a “tent-maker” minister, ten children, a graduate degree in Theology and New Testament Christianity from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. Followed by building churches in Aztec, NM, Vidor, TX., landing in Las Cruces, NM.; while earning my living in the import car world.
Today at 81 and married to my wife of sixty-two years, I am the Senior Pastor of Agape Christian, Trustee of Spanish American Evangelistic Ministries and CEO/CFO of New Iberian Mission Association with high ranking primary and secondary schools in Guatemala along with Christian churches, a hospital and planning to build a area Bible Institute in 2016.
Agape Christian is an all peoples Christian Church that is Bible based and conservative in teaching
Steve Harvey is from Yuma, Arizona. He attended Ozark Christian College from 1990 to 1994, where he was graduated with a preaching degree. Steve and his wife, Carol, have been married since 1996, and together, they are raising five children. Steve is no stranger to the southwest region. Agape is the church that ordained Steve into the ministry. He has also worked with SAEM in El Paso, Texas.We are excited to welcome Steve back to Las Cruces in his role of partner minister with Pastor Herb.