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Meet the Lighthouse Leadership!

Mya Bartels - Children's Pastor

Mya Bartels is a student at Nixa High School, and regularly babysits for kids of all ages. She has had a passion for ministry since she was very young because her parents have been involved in ministry all her life. They have taught her how to serve God, and pray for other people continuously. She has a passion for Children’s Ministry because she believes it does not matter how old you are, God is ready to use you now. Children are more willing to believe in everything God is capable of doing, and by introducing them to God’s power at a young age, they grow up living for Him and praying for the people in their lives with faith that He will do what they are asking of Him.
Mya is the daughter of Coach Paul and Pastor Corbyn,

and a sister to her three siblings.  


Favorite verse:  Hebrews 11:1

Coach Paul - Campus Pastor

Coach Paul Bartels is an ordained pastor with the AGIF (Assembly of God International Fellowship).  In 2009, God called him from the sideline of a minor league football field (hence, the nickname, "Coach") to the ministry as a bi-vocational pastor.  It was at that time that he developed a deep passion to reach youth with the love and power of Jesus.  He worked as an inner-city children and youth pastor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for five years.  In July of 2016, after moving his family to Nixa, Missouri, Coach answered the call from God and planted Beacon Ministries.  He is also an architectural designer.  
​Coach is a faithful husband to his wife, Corbyn, and a dedicated father to his four children, all of whom are involved in making Beacon Ministries a success.  


Favorite verse:  Jeremiah 29:11

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