Dr. Jeff Gaskill
Pastor Jeff and his wife Becky have 3 adult sons and 3 adult daughters and have been blessed with 6 grandchildren. Jeff and Becky are natives of Adams County, growing up together and graduating in the same high school class from South Adams High School. After briefly attending Purdue University for Animal Agriculture, Jeff returned home to farm and marry Becky his high school sweetheart. A short time later God placed upon their hearts and called them into full-time vocational service. Jeff went on to graduate from Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY, then went on to earn a B.S. in Pastoral Studies from Calvary University, Kansas City, MO, a M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA. After serving in multiple pastoral position, in 2012 Jeff and Becky accepted a call to come back to Berne and their home church of Grace Bible to serve the people and placed which had invested so much in them.
Dan and Trish Hindle
Director – Daycare & Preschool
Becky Gaskill serves as the Director of Tiny Treasures of Grace, a position she has held for several years. In addition to serving as the Director she has also held various positions within a daycare/preschool settings serving as cook, teacher, and support staff. She brings a wealth of experience and understanding on multiple levels. For over 30 years she has worked in ministry contexts with children serving both on staff and as a volunteer. In addition to her experience in daycare and children’s ministry Becky has also head various leadership and administrative roles in multiple healthcare facilities. But above all, Becky enjoys being the mother of her six adult children, and grandmother to her six grandchildren.
Dr. Jeff Gaskill
When Jeff is not studying God’s Word, preaching, teaching, reading or writing, you will probably find him spending time with Becky and their family, walking, watching movies, leisurely hanging out – just enjoying being together. Frequently you will find Jeff on the sidelines of a football game or wrestling event cheering on coaches and athletes as both sports have been an enjoyable part of he and his family’s life. Most of all, Jeff enjoys seeing people come to faith in Christ and their lives transformed and change to walk in His image.
Tom Egan has been a part of Grace Bible Church since moving to Berne from Wisconsin in 2017 and has served as an elder since 2020. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as a Masters of Biblical Studies degree and currently works as a project engineer for an online medical software company. He has been married to his wife, Chris, since 1982, and they have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. One activity that Tom is passionate about is discipling other men. In his free time, Tom enjoys backpacking, taking walks, golfing, and spending time with his family. Tom also likes watching college sports, especially basketball, and cheering on sports teams from the Chicago area, where he was born and raised. An interesting fact about Tom is that he ran the Chicago marathon in 1984 and though he himself didn’t finish at the front of the pack, he looked enough like the second-place winner that his grandmother thought it was him.
Art Habegger has deep roots in Adams County. He was born into a small German community and spoke only German until the age of 5. Art graduated from Berne-French High School and later went on to receive a B.S. degree from Taylor University and a Masters degree from Indiana University. Art and Marian, his wife of over 60 years, have 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Now retired from full-time employment after spending 39 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Adams Central, Art currently works part-time at a local funeral home. He has faithfully served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, and occasional pulpit supply, and Art and Marion love to serve together whenever possible. Playing golf is important to Art. He has been playing for 70 years, has organized many golf leagues and outings, and has even had 4 holes-in-one! He also enjoys watching Adams Central wrestling and IU athletic events and has a great passion for helping people, young and old.