I was born free in the Bitterroot Mountains. Raised on a local farm, I grew up with a love of the outdoors and hunting became my passion. I became a successful outfitter, while running a dairy and construction business with my lovely wife, Marie. Then one day I looked out over the wilderness, and I heard God say to me, "Will Zeiler, when you're gone, I will still keep all this like I have since creation." This unusual experience led me to trust Christ as my Savior at the age of 33. What happened next was a real surprise!
It is a true blessing to be able to serve the Lord in the Bitterroot Valley. Through a summer camp ministry at Highway Baptist Church I came to know the Lord in 1994. I married my loving wife, Angelyn, on February 26, 2000. The Lord has blessed us with 2 children, Aleaha and Conner. I felt God's calling on my life while I was sitting under the ministry of Pastor Will Zeiler. We are excited to see how God will us our family for His glory, and have a true desire to do God's perfect will for our lives with the time He gives us. God bless and we hope to meet you soon. ~1Tim 6:12
Bro. Vern McDermott Prison Pastor
Twenty-nine years ago the Lord led me and my beautiful wife, Rena, to Highway Baptist Church. In 1996 we began praying for God to use us in ministry together. God answered that prayer in 1998 by opening a door of opportunity to serve in the Missoula County Detention Center. We love ministering to the needs of men, women and youth in this facility housing several hundred inmates. We know the Lord called us to this ministry working with folks in our local penal system.