Midwest Ministries, aka Midwest Bible Camp and Midwest Evangelistic Association is registered with the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office. The non-profit corporation of the Midwest Evangelistic Association was formed in 1954, and accepted by the IRS in 1955 as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Our Corporate Purpose Statement is: “To present God’s love in meaningful and practical ways and share ‘the Good News about the wonderful grace of God,’ to everyone near and far.” Simply put, we exist for the "work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." (Acts 20:24)
This is accomplished through our various ministries which include our Philippine Mission, an organization registered by the Philippine government as the Evangelical Christian Outreach Foundation, Inc. and the Midwest Bible Camp, a facility located in Watertown, South Dakota, and special meetings and events.
For those who are interested, our Corporate Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Goals and Core Values can be viewed here.
ABOUT HANK & HOLLY
Hank Roso has been associated with Midwest Ministries since 1985. Having been raised in Watertown, and since his parents were among the key volunteers during the seventies through much of the nineties, he was close to founders, Keith and Mary Williams. Hank's family, including his parents and brothers, found Gladys Schott to be a dear friend since she came for Christmas Eve dinner when he was a teenager.
Hank's ministry career moved him to various cities around the Midwest, yet his wife, Holly and he found themselves connecting with the camp ministry from time to time; either at the June camp meetings or when they accompanied Keith and Mary Williams to the Philippines in 1988. Rev. Williams asked Hank to return to the Philippines as a speaker in 1993, and shortly thereafter he was appointed to the Board of Directors. Hank was appointed as Board Chairman, and when Keith was no longer able to travel to the Philippines, he asked that Hank go in his place.
God had called Keith to Glory on July 3, 2009 - a great leader had gone home. Mary joined his side when she died on July 10, 2010. On August 6, 2012 Hank was appointed by the Board of Directors as the next "President of Midwest." During that time, Hank stated, "A good friend described my position as 'you've got some pretty big shoes to fill.' I agree."
"Our hearts are to serve in such a way that Keith and Mary would be proud but even more so, that Christ would be glorified as we lead this strong and vibrant work into the future. I refer to a verse marked in the front of one of Keith Williams Bibles, Acts 20:24, "My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus, the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God."
Together, we serve Him,
Hank and Holly Roso
ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
The Midwest Evangelistic Association is under the guidance of a Board of Directors. We are very honored to have Al Koistinen, Board Chairman, Lorna Hofer, Treasurer, Shelly Scherbenske, Secretary, Keith Gould, Kaleb Hight and Jeanne Horning on our board. Our President, Rev Hank Roso serves as a non-voting member of the board. The Board of Directors meet in January and June each year.
The Midwest Bible Camp utilizes paid and volunteer staff during our camp times. Hank's wife, Holly is also an integral part of relations and services that we provide. We also have many wonderful volunteers, and we graciously accept their assistance as our needs arise. Many hands can do much work!
Our mission is for each individual and/or organization to experience God's love and kindness through our staff and facilities.
Our Philippine Organization is also lead by a Board of Directors, which Hank Roso serves as Chairman Emeritus. Rev. Glenn Dato-On is the Chairman and CEO, who oversees the board activities as well as provides oversight of the complex business and legal matters. Please visit our Philippine Missions Page for information about our staff structure and other key leaders.
Midwest Evangelistic Association, Inc.
Mail: PO Box 545
Location: 1500 N Hwy 20
Watertown, SD 57201