Our Pastors

Mel & Donna Bond

Mel and Donna Bond have been in ministry for more than 50 years, pastoring their first church in 1972. Ten years later, they established Agape Church of Wentzville and held their first service in April 1982. 

Mel Bond Ministries launched in 1984 as Pastor Mel received invitations to travel nationally and internationally to share the unconditional love of God with signs and miracles at crusades. Mel Bond Ministries is a Christian, non-profit organization that is financially and prayerfully supported by its friends and partners.

They have always felt that God’s mandate for them is to touch the world with God’s Unconditional Love. Following God’s Word, Pastor Mel feels God has placed him here in this day and time to usher in the season of great signs and wonders, which will lead to the rapture. He desires that none should perish, and he’s dedicated his life to doing everything he can to bring as many people as possible to know the Lord. Learn more about Mel and Donna.

Assistant Pastors

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 the 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)!

Kevin Genteman, Sr.

I was born in May 1960 to Clem & Floria Genteman. The youngest of six children, I have four sisters and an older brother. There is a 17 1/2-year difference between my last sister and me. (I was raised with many moms and dads!)  Two of my sisters and my brother have passed away.

I have been married to Kathy for almost 43 years. We have been natives of St. Charles County all our married life and have lived in Wentzville for the past 22 years. We have been business owners of an advertising agency for nearly 33 years. We have two children, a son, Kevin Jr., and a daughter, Savannah, and seven grandchildren. I have been a born-again Christian since 1987, thanks to my wife and daughter, who prayed for my salvation. Less than ten days later, I found the Lord!

We have known Pastors Mel and Donna Bond for nearly 30 years. We first worked with them on their advertising and marketing of Agape Church and soon became good friends.

Kathy and I started attending Agape Church in 2021. As time passed, we began to assist in whatever way we could, and we quickly realized we had found a new church home with many new Christian friends. It’s always refreshing to be a part of a church that does not compromise the Word of God. And the Agape Church family indeed lives by its name, “Love.”