senior Leadership - steve & Joanne Rost
Pastor Steve Rost is an experienced leader in the body of Christ with over 35 years of ministry experience. Before starting Tabernacle, Steve helped grow Living Word Church in Arizona from a brand new church plant to a megachurch of 7000+ members as one of the elders/founders. Steve has led in a variety of ministries: Youth, Men’s Ministry, Adult Ministries, Homegroups, as well as teaching at Living Word’s Bible college. He also served under Chuck Pierce (Glory of Zion) and 4 other churches as an elder, and received trainings under John Paul Jackson, and at conferences at Bethel Church (Redding, CA).
Growing up in the Baptist church, Steve learned a solid foundation for the scriptures but hungered for more connection and the personal realness of Jesus. In 1980, he found this as he experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and never looked back in his pursuit for God. Later when he was healed at a conference he attended, he developed a passion to see other people meet Jesus as a healer.
As well as serving in the church world, Steve achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Biology from Southern Oregon University and rose to the top of the Pharmaceutical industry, where he was the manager in his company over the whole Southwestern United States. He retired from his job in the pharmaceutical world in order to dedicate himself to full time ministry.
Steve’s passions are being a spiritual father, holiness, God’s presence, seeing God invade the political world, and being faithful to God at all costs and in all situations. When he has free time Steve loves playing golf and watching all kinds of sports. His favorite movie is Hoosiers. Steve & Joanne have been married 40 years and have 3 grown children: Shaun, Jerod, and Elizabeth who are all on staff, receiving calls in full time Christian ministry.
Pastor Joanne Rost, is a powerful woman of God and spiritual mother with many years of ministry experience. Pursuing God’s love & presence she is like a “Heidi Baker”, a mother of mothers. Joanne is also a true spiritual pioneer building many ministries from the ground up. She views her greatest accomplishment in life as raising three children who all are serving the Lord in full time ministry. Joanne’s burning desire is to say Yes and obey God at any cost and at any price, no matter what. She lives her life for others and to see heaven invade Earth.
In the past she has served as an elder in Chuck Pierce’s church, Glory of Zion, and traveled with Chuck Pierce. She personally launched and led large children’s and women’s ministries (200-700 people) and is a seasoned counselor in the body of Christ. Joanne completed her BA in Psychology at Southern Oregon University.
After being trained in Biblical Dream Interpretation under John Paul Jackson, she traveled with Barbie Breathitt (and serving on her board of directors), as well as personally leading dream interpretation evangelism teams on three campuses of North Central Texas College for 5 years, where numerous students received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Before giving herself to full time ministry, Joanne also competed in the Horse world - doing jumping events through Hunt Club, showing Quarter Horses with a professional trainer and barrel racing. She's also raised prize winning show dogs. She is somewhat of a thrill seeker, (used to 4 Wheel) and loves skydiving.
Joanne’s burning desire is to say Yes and obey God at any cost and at any price, no matter what. She lives her life for others and to see heaven invade Earth.
assistant pastor - adam stewart
Adam Mackenzie Stewart is a dynamic leader in the body of Christ. After pursuing a career in the music industry and releasing several albums, Adam met Jesus dramatically while studying abroad in London, UK and decided to give up a secular music career and give everything for Jesus.
He personally launched and led Campus Crusade on his university's campus in Austin, TX seeing students saved and the campus set on fire. In the same season he worked with a church planter in the most un-churched zipcode in worship & arts ministry Texas organizing gallery shows that raised money for social justice. After dramatically meeting the Holy Spirit, Adam moved to Redding, CA and completed 3 years of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, specializing in worship & outreach. He served in Bethel's outreach department under Chris Overstreet (compassiontoaction.com), Kevin Dedmon, and Jason Chin (Lovesaysgo.com) training students and pastors from all around the world in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a lifestyle of sharing Jesus. While there, Adam was called to do itinerant ministry around the world. Adam has preached around the USA and Europe as well as living for seasons in London, UK and Lyon, France, Spain, and Norway activating the church in evangelism, prophetic ministry, and identity in Christ. He currently is the overseer of the Downtown Mckinney Prayer Room, where we have raised up 30 musicians and 10 worship leaders to carry the mantle of worship in the city. His passions are for the world to know a real and living God, joy in God that breaks depression and fear, and activating the church according to Ephesians 4:11-16.
Adam has a BA in Christian Education/Theology from Concordia University, and studied towards a Masters in Theology at Oak Hill Theological College (London, England), Austin Graduate School of Theology (Austin. TX) and Fuller Theological Seminary (California). Adam has written a book of poem's inspired by the gospel of Matthew and has several album's on Itunes and Bandcamp. His Youtube Channel “Revival Bliss” captures his adventures and testimonies in Todd White style videos of God doing miracles and touching people’s lives in real life on the streets around the world. He is married to Hannah Ruth Stewart who is pioneering worship dance and serves Dallas and Austin as a wedding photographer.
Worship leader - Luke Beltrand
Luke has a dual calling of ministry and business. He began leading worship in high school and went on to lead worship in 24/7 prayers sets and start a worship band called Terebinth Tree. He was mentored in music and worship under Jenny Riddle, the author of the Revelation song.
Luke is married to Richelle and they have 2 sons, Ryder and Collin. Before doing business Luke was a professional hockey player in Canada, until his career was ended by an injury. He trained hockey players of all ages including Dallas Stars players and rose in the fitness world, managing several gym locations. Luke recently served as operations manager of Buda Juice, a raw juice company located in downtown Dallas, Texas and now manages a large gym, Fitness Connection. Luke has a passion for God’s presence and true worship to arise, as well as for the body of Christ to steward our bodies to the glory of God.
world missions - vanessa ximenes beattie
Vanessa is a long time YWAM missionary from Brazil. She has organized and led mission trips and done mission trips all around the world. She is married to Chad.
Children's pastor - Bekah Painter
Bekah grew up in a family pursuing God passionately. Before taking the call for ministry she was active in sports. She has a passion for the next generation of youth to know God and fall in love with Him.
counseling/inner healing/sozo - James & Gerry Webb
James & Gerry Webb been active in church leadership for many years, beginning in the late 70's. They are known for their pastoral hearts, being a father and a mother to many and are passionate in loving and serving people, fueled by their love for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Both have a heart to see others saved, set free, delivered, and prospered in God's plan for their lives.
prayer ministry - mark & esmie baumann
Mark & Esmie have a rich history with God and carry the power and love of God in a very special way. They lead our pre-service prayer on Sunday nights and also oversee our prayer lines and altar ministry