Pastors Joe & Vicki Braucht
Pastor Joe and Vicki's emphasis in ministry is to see people find, follow and finish their course of destiny that God has planned for them, and to live successful Christian lives. They believe that everyone has a God-given destiny and purpose for their life. Their desire is not only to see people saved, but to see them grow and develop in their walk in Christ through the relevant teaching of God's Word. They enjoy working together as a team and strongly believe in the power of unity in the marriage and family.
Pastor Vicki has a tremendous heart for prayer and leads corporate prayer times at both the Owatonna and Burnsville campuses. She also loves teaching the partnership classes, preaching the Word, helping with counseling, making hospital visits and any other opportunity that ministry encompasses. Pastor Vicki's messages are always straight-forward, extremely honest and will encourage you in your walk with Christ. Vicki has over 20 years in ministry, counseling, teaching and living out the principles found in God's Word. Pastor Joe shares a straight forward message that God's Word does work through the renewing of the mind to the Word and through the power of the Holy Spirit. His desire is that we all live a victorious and prosperous Christian life here on earth. Pastor Joe also has a heart for missions in Africa, Bulgaria, and Guatamala.
Pastors Joe and Vicki Braucht have been married since 1982 and have two grown children, Tyler and Tarah. Tyler, his wife Jessica, and son Rylen live in Burnsville and are serving at Destiny as our Edge Culture Youth Pastors. Tarah, her husband Adam Fudge, and daughter Summer live in Apple Valley. Tarah is busy being a stay-at-home mom and wife, and Adam works in Minneapolis.
(Left to Right: Top- Adam, Pastor Joe & Vicki, Tyler; Bottom- Summer, Tarah, Jessica, Rylen)
Celebrating 25 Years in Fulltime Ministry
The year 2011 was a BIG year for Pastor Joe and Vicki. It marked 25 years in fulltime ministry, Pastor Joe's 50th birthday, and 30 years of marriage.
Beginning in 1984 with a congregation of just 12 people, Pastors Joe and Vicki have grown their ministry to a multi-campus, multi-city church, serving the communities of Burnsville and Owatonna.