Stephen Haupt – Pastor/Elder
I grew up in a God-loving, church-going family in Ferguson, Missouri. When I was six years old, I came to realize I was a sinner who desperately needed forgiveness and salvation. One night, my dad knelt with me on the floor of my bedroom and I asked God to save me.
I went to college in Rolla, picking up degrees in mathematics and education, married Sandy, my high school sweetheart and the love of my life, and began a public school teaching career that spanned 34 years, the bulk of which were spent in the small town of Neosho, in the southwest corner of Missouri.
When I retired in 2012, I asked God to send me somewhere that I could be used by Him so in March of 2013, we moved to Wentzville. After finding Peine Ridge Church, I entered the eldership process, and in November, 2015, I became the eldest elder.
Sandy and I have two children, Kristen Tignor of Troy, Missouri and Timothy Haupt of Nixa, Missouri, and a total of eight grandchildren. In my spare time, I am an adjunct math professor at St. Charles Community College.
My Hope for Peine Ridge Church
My hope for Peine Ridge Church is that we will honor God with our lives, that we will treasure Jesus above all else, that we will be a transmitter of the gospel to the people of Wentzville, that we will sacrificially love and serve the hurting in our community, and that we will send people throughout the world to share the good news of Christ.