Charles L. Courtois, Jr. is known by most people as “Junior” and was born and raised in Springfield, MO. He still lives here with his wife, Jennelle and they have one son, Nic, with special needs. Jr. came to know the Lord as an adult with only the regret that, “I didn't open my eyes and heart sooner.” After he came to know the Lord and surrendered his life to Him, he began serving in his local church. Quoting his dear friend, he states that, "nowhere in the Bible does it say after you accept Jesus, that serving is an option". He believes we are all called to serve.
Several years after that realization, Jr. surrendered to the Lord's call and became a licensed minister in May of 2004. A few years later, he was getting comfortable in what God had brought him to in his life. He had a good job, a family, and was doing GearHead Ministries through Evergreen Church when time allowed. GearHead Ministries has a goal that by working through the means of helping people with their automotive needs, they may be able to show them the love of Christ in a practical way that reaches them where they are.
When Jr. felt like God asked, "Will you do GearHead Ministries, Inc full time?" he struggled at first with questions of his own. The “how to” questions that God assured him that if they would jump off of the cliff with Him, He would teach them how to fly. He assured them if we had the faith, He had all our needs covered. So in January, 2007, Jr. resigned his job and began doing GearHead Ministries, Inc. on a full time volunteer basis.
Their Mission Statement
“To help people restore their relationship with God and to modify lives to represent Christ.Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.-Galatians 6:2”
Learn how you can help at the GearHead Ministries website today!