Our Pastors

Mel & Donna Bond

Mel Bond was born on November 6, 1950, in St. Charles, Missouri. He was born-again and filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues in June 1957. Since then, he has been sharing God’s Word with everyone he encountered, including holding Miracle Crusades in over 30 different countries since 1972.

Mel and his wife, Donna, have been pastoring churches since 1972 and founded Agape Church in Wentzville, Missouri, in 1982. Their heart’s desire is to touch the local community and the world with God’s unconditional love. Mel’s teachings explain how we can operate with all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and God’s last days’ signs, wonders and miracles to bring people into the Kingdom of God. He has also authored many Christian books revealing God’s supernatural power.

Mel & Donna were married on June 20, 1970, in St. Louis, Missouri. Their three daughters have blessed them with seven grandchildren.

Assistant Pastor

Dan Briggs

Like so many people, it took me a few years to figure out that I really did need Jesus in my life. I was 38-years old when I was saved in 1998. Since then, I can’t get enough of God’s Word in my life!

My wife, Elaine, and I started going to Agape Church of Wentzville in 2011. I was so drawn to Pastor Mel’s teachings and the church that I started serving in the church as an usher in my first month there. I became head usher five years later.

I was ordained by Pastor Mel on January 22, 2017. In 2019, I became Assistant Pastor to Pastor Mel and Agape Church. I also teach and facilitate a Care Group class at 9 am at the church on Sundays.

Elaine and I live in St. Peters, Missouri. God has blessed us with 3 children and 5 grandkids. My passion for horses earned me the nickname “Cowboy Dan,” but it’s my love for God and my desire to do all I can to help grow the kingdom that gives me a strong hunger for His Word.

Steve Navarrette

I have always called myself a Christian, but I didn’t make Jesus Lord of my life till I was in my late 30s. I heard a message on the car radio by Reverend Kenneth Hagin which changed my life!

Ministry began for me by working and preaching to the homeless men in downtown St. Louis on Washington Street. After that, I was led to work in several other ministries in St. Louis and St. Peters before serving as an Assistant Pastor for ten years at a church in the St. Charles area. My wife, Tina, and I have been blessed to be active members of Agape Church of Wentzville for the last four years.

I attended Rankin Technical College for HVAC and again for Stationary Engineering before running service for Industrial HVAC in Missouri and outlying states. After that, I worked for several major pharmaceutical companies. Now, I operate my own HVAC business.

Tina and I reside in St. Charles, Missouri, where we host a Care Group. A few of my favorite activities include training at the gym, reading, and surfing (which is difficult to do in Missouri)!