Pastors Matthew & Mari Thacker
Pastors Matthew & Mari Thacker were installed as pastors of Bethel Assembly on Sunday, May 29th of 2016. With a passion to tell the world about Jesus and a heart for people, God began to speak to them about pastoring. Without having said a word to anyone about this desire, their pastor, Ezequiel Pecina, superintendent of the West Texas and Plains District, asked them to come to Post, Texas to minister. Not knowing how they would be received, they prayed for God's will to be done. They ministered for three months before being installed officially as the senior pastors. They have seen the faithfulness of God as they left their families in Abilene and came to the small town. Here they are leading and teaching the congregation to go deeper with the Lord in their daily lives. They are building relationships within the community and reaching the lost souls.
Pastor Matthew has a powerful testimony of deliverance from addiction to drugs. He graduated from the Abilene Dream Center and continued to serve on staff after completing. He began his journey in ministry FIVE years ago working in ministries such as Royal Rangers, Missions, teaching and discipleship.
He graduated from Texas State Technical College with a bachelors in computer science. He worked in a hospital in Abilene for two years before being called to the pastoral ministry.
Rev. Matthew Thacker is a graduate of Global University and is credentialed with the Assemblies of God.
Sister Mari Thacker has a passion to minister to the church and leads the congregation in worship every week. Her style of joyous praise and intimate worship help create an atmosphere that helps us connect to the Lord to have a real encounter. She encourages and challenges us to not limit how we express our gratitude in worship.
In addition, she is the children's ministry teacher on Sunday mornings. Always smiling, she creates a happy place for our children to learn about the God who loves them. They learn stories from the Bible and learn how to apply it to the world we live in now. They do crafts and games to captivate their attention.