Senior Minister

Grace & Peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

My name is Ben Hitzfeld. I am married to my college sweetheart, Rebekah, and a proud father of our daughter Eliana Marie.

I have had a passion to be a pastor ever since I was a young kid preaching to my stuffed animals. I graduated from Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, Kansas) in 2009 with a B.S. in Bible/Pastoral Ministry, and just completed my Masters of Divinity through Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a 13 year veteran of the Army Reserves and currently serving as a Chaplain in the Army Reserves.

Ben and Rebekah grew up in Kansas, met in Bible College, and lived in Indiana for 3 1/2 years while serving at Darlington Christian Church before moving to Bastrop, TX. Ben has deep Texas roots (Fredericksburg) and is excited to be reconnected to the Hitzfeld "motherland".

Ben is a mediocre fantasy football competitor, coffeee connoisseur, a bit OCD, loves to wear plaid shirts, has perfected the art of procastination and HATES mushrooms. Seriously.

Rebekah not only graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Bible at Manhattan Christian College, but also finished a B.S. in Interior Design at Kansas State Univeristy (GO WILDCATS!) with Magna Cum Laude honors. Rebekah loves her new job, working at Studio SixFive, an interior design firm in Austin. She LOVES to read, and is learning to sew. She is involved in the local MOPS (Mother's of Pre-schoolers) and MOMS groups and she teaches a sign-language and worship class at the church every Thursday at 6:30pm

The Hitzfeld's favorite part about ministry is the relationships. And relationships are what Bastrop Christian Church does best. So we invite you to dive right in to "know and be known" so that we can be disciples together!

Grace & Peace,
Ben, Pastor ><>