Brian Claassen

Mission Action Pastor
Brian was born into a missionary family.  His parents serve the Lord with Wycliffe Bible Translators and have been doing so for over 50 years!  Missions is in his blood and he knew it from an early age.  After marrying Becky in 1995, Brian left his construction job and South Carolina National Guard position and entered active duty in the Army.  Both of their children were born while they were stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.  They left active duty in March of 2001 and Brian entered the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in July of 2001.  Brian was assigned to the Sonoita Border Patrol Station and was there until his retirement in April 2022.
The Claassens began attending Village Meadows Baptist Church around January of 2002 and quickly found a place to serve in the youth group on Wednesday nights.  They also taught the young married Sunday school class for a while before they moved over to teaching in the youth group on Sundays as well.  Since then Brian and Becky have served in the youth group and taught various small group classes.  Becky has served in the youth group, Vacation Bible School, and the pre-school.  After teaching high school math for many years Becky is now happy to go on mission trips with Brian and continue to help with the youth group and pre-school.

In September 2004 Brian was ordained as a Deacon and served in that position until he was ordained as a Pastor in June 2021.  Brian has been on staff as the Mission Action Leader and then Mission Action Pastor since January 2021.

Brian and Becky have two children, Caleb is on active duty in the Army, and their daughter, Abi, is married to a soldier.  After almost twenty six years serving our country Brian is now excited to be serving the Kingdom!