Eastgate

Nathan and Jena Wells. EastGate - East Ashland Campus.

  • Story: Daniel was a high school student and being discipled in the youth youth ministry of Ashland Grace Brethren Church. A part of his discipleship was to reach out to one of his peers who didn't know Christ by praying for him and sharing Christ with him. Daniel chose to pray for and share with Kegan. In May of 2006 Daniel led Kagen to Christ.

    As Daniel's youth pastor I had the honor spending time with Daniel and Kegan and it wasn't long before Kegan wanted to introduce me to some of his family. As it turned out Kegan lived with his aunt in an apartment development crawling with kids, and his aunt  was the manager. I asked his aunt (the manager) if I could bring some teens from our youth group to care for the children running around the complex. She said 'yes' and a few months later we had a children's ministry of 25 kids led by the teens of Ashland GBC's youth group.

    As my relationship grew with Kagen's aunt we started an adult Bible study in her home in November of 2006.  As January of 2007 rolled around the Spirit moved on 3 hearts in that small apartment and they received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior! That began a 6 month revival as 50 men, women and children were saved and added to God's church.
  • Family info:
 
Below are the names and
special family dates (birth dates & anniversary)
for the Wells:

Nathan - March 28
Jena - November 26
Anniversary - November 24, 2001
 
Nathan and Jena have three young children – all boys.

  • Current Status: Easter of 2007 was the first  "worship service" at a building God miraculously provided through a couple from Ashland Grace Brethren Church who believed in the ministry we were doing in East Ashland (they bought the building and gave it to the church)! Today, we have 5 home Bible Fellowships and a Sunday Worship service as well as other strategic events. May God continue to bless His church and use us to continue to start others.