Scott Stanek has served as pastor of Bastrop Christian Outreach Center, a growing, vibrant church in Bastrop, Texas since 1989. He is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Maureen, have been married for thirty years and are the proud parents of three grown children – Anna, Lindsay and Andrew. Pastor Stanek has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Latin and Central America, Canada and throughout the United States, teaching the Word of God and ministering in the demonstration and power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Stanek’s vision is to establish churches in developing nations of the world and to assist ministries in developing pastoral training and discipleship programs. He had the honor of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing miracles in both India and Southeast Asia with Rev. Don and Debra Gossett for many years. He teaches the Word of God with simplicity so both young and old can understand and apply God’s wisdom to their everyday lives.
Maureen Stanek serves on the pastoral team at Bastrop Christian Outreach Center (BCOC) in Bastrop, Texas. She grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island and experienced a life transformation when she accepted Christ in her heart while studying abroad in Queensland, Australia. She especially enjoys teaching and preaching on the power of prayer and helping lead people into the presence of God. Maureen’s heart for the nations has taken her to the former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Mexico, Central America, Israel, Myanmar and Nepal sharing God’s love, goodness and power. She has witnessed first-hand that one person can change the destiny of a child through love, care and compassion. It is her desire to bring the generations together and help all believers discover their value and identity in Christ.
Maureen attended Christ for The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas and World Harvest Bible College in South Bend, Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities with a concentration in communications and religious studies from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
She loves serving the Lord alongside her best friend and husband, Scott. Every day is an adventure! Scott and Maureen are the proud parents of three grown children, Anna, Lindsay and Andrew. These days you’ll find her sitting under the trees playing peek a boo with her grandbaby, Liam.
Pastor Joan Boethel is co-founder of BCOC in Bastrop, Texas, where she has served on the pastoral staff since 1984. Pastor Joan has been instrumental in implementing discipleship and evangelism programs to train and equip the body of Christ. She has developed ministries to take the Gospel message to the convalescent centers of Bastrop. She has also carried the message of the Gospel to several nations of the world. Through Pastor Joan’s anointed teaching and preaching of the Word of God, people who have been challenged with sickness and disease are experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit to heal, deliver, and restore. She is helping many to establish a foundation of truth in the Word of God and desires to see every believer come to the knowledge of who they are, what they have, and what they can do in Christ. She ministers in the regularly scheduled services at Bastrop Christian Outreach Center.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are so excited about what God is doing in our community and world. Everything you are reading about right now was once only a dream, God’s dream, to reach people with the good news of His great love. My life is proof that the amazing, forgiving, redeeming grace of the Father can take a person from low, selfish living to the exciting new high life of loving, giving, and serving others. I’m proof that Jesus comes to seek and save those who are lost.
For more than thirty years, along with our pastoral team, I’ve had the honor to pastor this wonderful church body, beginning with a small home Bible study in downtown Bastrop where God-hungry people gathered tightly in a crowded living room to learn more about God. From our early days, we always aimed to care for the lost and needy. With a heart of worship, preaching, teaching, praying for the sick, and oppressed, we stand in awe as God continues to demonstrate His Word with signs following. My late husband, Tony Jackson, carried a passion in his heart for Latin America which took him to Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize teaching church leaders and encouraging the people to fight the “good fight of faith”. I have had the wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus and basic principles of faith, joy and holy living with hundreds of people in our community and in other countries. We invite you to join us on this journey as we magnify and glorify the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. God has a new beginning ready for you! We’re so glad you’re here.
Rick & Bonnie Hyatt
Rick & Bonnie Hyatt
Rick and his wife, Bonnie, have been married for more than three decades and have one daughter Erika. Rick serves as Associate Pastor at Bastrop Christian Outreach Center (BCOC). In 1985, the Lord placed a desire in Rick and Bonnie’s heart to begin ministering to the young people at Park Avenue Assembly of God in Pennsylvania. They continued serving as youth leaders until their move to Texas in 1995. Rick served as Youth Pastor at BCOC from 1995 until his transition to Associate Pastor in 2021. Rick, a great storyteller, ministers with gentleness, humor and an immense love for people. Bonnie, an anointed Bible teacher, bubbles over with excitement as she ministers in a spirit of excellence to children and assists in the churches Firestarter ministry.
Dane & Allie Edwards
Dane & Allie Edwards
Dane Edwards – Youth Pastor
Dane Edwards received the call to ministry at the age of eighteen through a series of multiple God-encounters that changed the direction of his life forever. At age twenty, Dane enrolled at Rhema Bible Training Center to pursue the call of God on his life. Traveling through many states in the U.S., along with a youth evangelist, Dane developed his passion for youth ministry.
After graduating from Rhema in 1993, Dane furthered his education at Oral Roberts University. Dane soon returned to Rhema and began volunteering at the Prayer and Healing Center helping with the prayer phone lines and the classes designed to teach, preach and demonstrate God’s healing power to those in attendance. During these years, Dane also traveled in ministry, speaking at churches and youth events around the U.S., as he grew in ministry experience.
Throughout the years, Dane has taught the Word of God at multiple Bible schools, churches, and ministry events. Dane has also enjoyed the blessing of the Lord working in the construction, remodeling and residential building industry – both as a tradesman and a salesman.
Dane’s desire is that the young people of Bastrop County will experience God in all of His goodness, developing a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ, God – the Father, and Holy Spirit. His heart is to see each young person learn about, grow into and personally realize the amazing power of God on a regular basis.
Dane has been married to his wonderful and talented wife, Allie, since 2006. They have one son, Asher, who is entering his teen years, and is full of life and fun.
Allie is a native of Bastrop, Texas and at fifteen years-old received Christ as her Savior while attending a church service at BCOC. At that time, Allie realized she wanted to spend her life noticing the unnoticed, hearing the unheard, and loving the unloved. Allie loves teaching the Word of God to every age and explaining how to daily live out the truths found in the Bible. She enjoys ministering alongside her husband, Dane, in the junior high and high school youth, discipleship classes, and speaking at other churches and events. Allie also has a big heart for Christian education. She founded and worked at a local Christian school for twelve years, and has homeschooled and tutored many young people throughout the years. She is grateful to be serving alongside an anointed ministry team who helped change her life as a teenager. Allie is a 1989 graduate of Bastrop High School and a graduate of Endtime Harvesters Bible School.
Allie and her wonderful husband, Dane, have been married since October 2006, and they have an amazing son, Asher.
Alicia Ferguson grew up the daughter of a pastor in a small coastal town in Oregon where she learned at an early age that she was called to worship. Alicia and her husband Tim have been married for twenty-three years and have two sons, Izac and Elijah, as well as daughter in law, Trista and two beautiful granddaughters, Avery and Autumn. The Ferguson family moved to Bastrop, Texas in 2017 after hearing God call them to the Austin area. They packed up and left family and lifetime friends to take the leap of faith and pursue the plan of God.
Alicia has enjoyed serving on mission teams both in the U.S. and abroad, in children’s ministry, mentoring youth praise teams and working with children with disabilities. She has a heart for people and connection and loves to see the broken hearted and forgotten come into the Father’s open arms and know His love and healing embrace. Alicia has led worship for over twenty years. Her passion is to see God move and lives forever changed in His presence. Nothing brings her greater joy than to usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit and lead people to the feet of Jesus.
Chad Lamson grew up in Bastrop, Texas. He joined the staff at BCOC in 2012 to serve as the Technical Director where he oversees the IT, production, and online needs of the church. His desire is to use media and production to remove distractions and help people encounter Jesus in our services. Chad and his wife, Stephanie, enjoy serving on the worship team every weekend. He also works as a freelance web developer in his free time.
Chad & Stephanie’s two boys, London and Jett, keep their life fun and full of adventure.
Overseeing the media outreach is an honor and privilege for media production supervisor, Shari VanDervort. She serves alongside an amazing team and desires to help spread the good news of the gospel and worship ministry. Shari is passionate about helping people develop an intimate relationship with the Lord. She has witnessed lives being completely transformed through faith in Jesus and invites others into the same personal experience.
When Shari was sixteen years old, she was on the beach looking up into the blue sky desiring to know her purpose in life. It was at that time that the Lord called her by name and revealed Himself to her as her Savior. Shari then realized that God had an amazing plan for her life.
Shari was a full-time wife and mother before entering into the media outreach ministry. She attended End Time Harvesters Bible College in Bastrop, Texas. Her desire is to assist in making anointed teaching and worship available and she is currently involved in both the production and distribution of media content produced by BCOC.
Shari and her husband, Steve, have been happily married since November 24, 2005, and they have seven wonderful children.