Pastor John’s Widow and Last Senior Pastor, Linda Honn
Pastor Linda after years of rebellion finally gave her life to Yeshua in Dayton, Ohio in 1983. She started ministering in nursing homes and men’s and women’s prison ministries. She eventually moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1988. There she continued ministering in nursing homes and correctional facilities. She also began working with “House of Prayer Ministries in Cedar Rapids.
She met Pastor John during a revival service at Prairie Drive Full Gospel Church in Cedar Rapids in 1997. They began dating in February of 1998 and married in October of 1998. Pastor Linda then became Co-Pastor with Pastor John. Pastor Linda eventually took Bible courses thru United Christian Bible Institute in Cleveland Tennessee. She graduated and was ordained by the United Christian Church and Ministerial Association by affiliated pastor and evangelist Herald Lam in 2007.
It was determined by the congregation that Pastor Linda would continue the ministry of Anchored in Faith Gospel Church upon the death of her husband, Pastor John Honn on April 2nd, 2011. Pastor John assisted in training several lay teachers as well as other ordained evangelists and pastors over the years. Several of them have helped Pastor Linda fill the Anchored in Faith Gospel Church pulpit since Pastor John’s death.
Pastor David Rotzinger, Last Assistant Pastor of Anchored in Faith Gospel Church, and his wife Beatriz.
David Rotzinger, as a church member was very close to Pastor John Honn during the early years of Anchored in Faith Gospel Church. He helped with the youth ministry as well as other aspects of church operations. Pastor John also mentored David in his canvas business, helping him learn the trade.
David and his wife recently opened Miracle Coverings.
In recent times, David has been preparing for the ministry by completing Kingsway Fellowship International’s Minister in Training program. Pastor David also holds Lay-Exhorter Credentials from Kingsway and is presently seeking an Associates Degree in pastoral ministries thru Canon Christian College.
Pastor David’s wife Beatriz was part of the original Anchored in Faith Youth Group. She walks beside her husband by assisting him wherever and whenever possible. Beatriz also led the children’s ministry.
Members who filled the pulpit in later years
Doug Buchanan is a superb Adult Bible Study teacher and often would fill the pulpit at Anchored in Faith Gospel Church.
Martin Fahnestock was our leader for the hymns portion of our praise and worship, as well as the Sunday School teacher for upper elementary and junior high students. He occasionally would fill the pulpit with solid Biblical teaching. Martin is a retired public school substitute teacher that taught for the Metro Los Angeles California School System. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano. He has also had voice training and has functioned as a soloist in churches in Iowa and California.