In 1974, God opened Don’s eyes to salvation in Christ Jesus through the Word of God and the prayers of his newly saved wife.
Don served as a deacon for many years at Chisago Lakes Baptist Church, leading in building projects, teaching the College and Career Group, ministering in nursing homes and serving in the church’s jail ministry.
He became interested in church planting in 2004. It was soon after that Pastor Jeff was called back to Minnesota from Chicago to plant Grace Community Bible Church, and Don was asked to be a part of this mission. Don has been serving as an Elder at Grace Community Bible Church since its inception, giving special leadership to the areas of worship, children’s Sunday school and counseling.
Don has taken some courses at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing counseling education at Faith Biblical Counseling Center in Lafayette, Indiana. He is especially interested in seeing families grow and mature together in Christ, and has a passion for outreach in the South Metro.
Don and his wife Naomi reside in Lakeville, Minnesota. They have four grown children and 16 grandchildren. In addition to serving in the church, Don also enjoys hunting and fishing, especially with his wife and grandkids.