MEET THE STAFF

Dave Teis

Senior Pastor

As a young man, the Lord gave him a burden to see the city of Las Vegas reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He attended Bible College in Lynchburg, VA where he met his wife Anna. Upon graduation they moved back to Las Vegas to start a church. On September 11, 1977 Liberty Baptist Church opened it’s doors to 68 people.

Read his blog: davidteis.com

Matthew Teis

Executive Pastor

Pastor Matt is the oldest son of Pastor Teis. Since graduating from Pensacola Christian College in 2000, he has led the youth ministry, young adult ministry, and out reach programs of Liberty Baptist Church. He and his wife Breanna were married in June 2002. They have three daughters Ashlynne, Bethany, Charlotte, and one son, Luke. Pastor Matt currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church.

John Shorer

Associate Pastor/Principal

Pastor Shorer was born in Milwaukee, WI. He received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in instrumental music, it was during this time that he met his wife Jan. After graduation they moved to Overton, NV to begin a teaching career. After nine years of teaching he accepted the invitation to serve as principal of Liberty Baptist Academy. In 2004, he received a Masters degree in educational administration from Pensacola Christian College. The Shorers have two children Megan and Caleb.

Neal Berkey

Children's Pastor

Pastor Neal Berkey was raised in Jacksonville Florida where he and his family faithfully attended Calvary Baptist Church. The Lord directed Pastor Neal to complete his bachelor’s degree at West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster California. Upon graduation in 2008, he and his wife moved to Las Vegas to serve at Liberty Baptist Church. Pastor Neal, his wife Charity, their sons Tre and Lincoln, as well as daughters, Cherish and Felicity, all reside in North Las Vegas.

Brad Halverson

Ministry / Event Director

Brad Halverson was born in Fairmont, MN, and moved to Las Vegas in 1994. He and his wife, Grace, were married in 1998 and both have served over twenty-five years in youth ministry in the valley. Since joining Liberty in 2005, they have volunteered faithfully and joined as full time staff in 2020. The Halversons have two daughters Jade and Jalia.

Ezequiel Ruiz

Spanish Ministry Director

Pastor Ruiz was born in Sonora, México. He is married to Lupita Ruiz. They both have been blessed with three wonderful children Nayeli, Erubiel and Noemí. Pastor Ruiz felt the call to serve in the ministry right after receiving Christ in his youth. A couple of years prior to his graduation from Tucson Baptist Bible Institute, he made the decision to leave the business world to serve in ministry full time as the Spanish Assistant Pastor. After serving at Tucson Baptist Church for over four years the Lord opened up the opportunity to serve the Hispanic community in Las Vegas. Following the lead of the Holy Spirit, he decided to move from Arizona to be the Spanish Ministry Director at Liberty Baptist Church where he has been serving since January 1, 2020.

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