our team

Valor Church is located in Knob Noster, Missouri near Whiteman Air Force Base. We are made up of people from many different backgrounds who join together with purpose. We desire to draw near to God and create a home away from home for our local military community. We are made up of military members, their families, and other locals who love and support the mission that God has given us. We would love for you to be apart of our family. Check out our team below!

Craig & Maggie

Craig is our lead pastor at Valor and he comes with great ministry and military experience.  He is currently involved in church planting efforts both locally and nationally through various strategic partnerships. He loves life and loves his family. Craig invests his time towards building strong relationships through lunch or a cup of coffee.


Maggie loves laughing (mainly at Craig), drinking coffee, organizing, Scottie dogs.  She is passionate about reaching out to military wives because she knows what is like to work and take care of a family in a military culture.


Their hearts are to develop a healthy church body of all ages and turning that body into disciples for reaching Knob Noster, America and the world. They enjoy the opportunities to share the gospel and speak to students, singles and young adults and families. God has blessed them with the talent to reach the culture of Generation Next.  


Craig and Maggie have four children. 

Bruce & Heather

Bruce and Heather have been married for 14 years, with 4 wonderful children (Christianna, Elijah, Josephine, and Paisley). They have served in ministry for over 15 years, in various positions within the local church. God has shown them a love for the local church, so their passion is to see the bride of Christ grow and reach the world for Him.

 

Bruce has been part of the military over the last 18 years with leading in aircraft maintenance. Along this military journey, he has served the church the entire time. Specifically, he has served with Awana, men’s ministry, been a deacon and elder, and organized/launched gospel communities. Over the last few years, he has gone through seminary, and taken on more of a shepherd role. At Valor, he has partnered with others in preaching, pastoring, and planning. 


Heather is a stay at home, homeschool mom, and is a tutor in their local Classical Conversations community. She has been working in Awana as a leader, director and then commander for last 20 years in local churches, and has also worked in women’s ministry in various ways over the years. She is now serving in the nursery at Valor and with meals on Sunday nights. She has a desire to serve and grow families and marriages, and looks forward to future opportunities within the

local church. 

Ben & Kendy

Ben and Kendy Berislavich are born and bred Missourians. They have called Knob Noster home since 2006 and absolutely love it here. Ben is employed by the DOD and Army National Guard at Whiteman AFB. Kendy works at Coffee Sknobs.  They have 3 girls Lucy, Jenna, and Corrie. Kendy says they are pretty awesome and keep them humble daily.  They love to serve as a family, servant leadership is where their hearts are. They love people.... all of them. They are striving to honor God in all that they do at Valor Church. Colossians 3:23-24

Wes & Megan

Originally from Oklahoma, Wes moved to Megan's hometown of Springfield, MO for college in 1999 where he pursued a degree in Music Education at Missouri State University.  While attending church and serving in music ministry, he met Megan in 2005.  They married in 2007 and have served together in children's ministry, youth ministry, college ministry and young marrieds ministry.  They share a desire to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all ages.

 

Wes Joined the Army National Guard in 2013 and took a full time position as a Supply technician at Whiteman AFB in 2018.  They have two children and are a homeschooling family and spend their free time maintaining their farmstead. 

Joey & Elisa

Joey & Elisa share a passion for those who have never heard or never understood the Good News of Jesus to hear it in a meaningful, relevant way. Both of them desire to see children learn and understand the Word of God and have a friendship with God that molds and shapes their lives as they grow.


Joey has been in the Air Force Reserves with the 442d Fighter Wing since 2010. He serves in the Logistics Readiness Squadron as a TMO technician. Although he enjoys the military, his desire is to work in the civilian corporate workplace and be a light for Jesus in a secular world. Elisa is the Children's Ministry Coordinator at Valor Church and an elementary teacher at Whiteman Elementary. Previously, she served with the International Mission Board in Eastern India for two years where she taught women the importance of following Jesus and sharing Him with others and where she volunteered in a school located in a slum.

Pete & nicole

Pete and Nichole are high school sweethearts. They give all of the glory to God who has blessed them over the years with 3 wonderful children, William, Myra, and Lily, as well as church family across the United States from the various Air Force duty stations they have lived. Pete is an Air Traffic Controller for the U.S. Air Force. Nichole is a registered nurse and health coach. They are both passionate about making Jesus known through the work that God has called them to. Pete and Nichole have always had a passion for music and they are humbled to serve in the worship ministry.