The Wisconsin Chapter Staff
Bill grew up believing in God, despite being raised in an alcoholic home. That brokenness led him to a life of partying in search of a way to fill the emptiness in his heart. At his lowest point Bill found God and never turned back. Now he is determined to share how God's grace redeemed him from that life of emptiness. Soon Bill began a leadership role with the Celebrate Recovery ministry, sharing his testimony at every opportunity.
Bill was introduced to the Misfits for Jesus ministry at a recent Wisconsin Faith Fest event. Overwhelmed by the love for the Lord he saw in the Misfits group, Bill did not know that God would soon call him to become a part of the Misfits for Jesus ministry to the lost and hurting of the streets of Wisconsin.
God's calling on his life began when he spoke at The Mission in Wisconsin. He knows that he is to find the lost, the homeless and the hungry and tell them of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Then he spoke at the Missouri Faith Fest event and encountered the Misfits for Jesus group again. Before long it became clear that the Misfits and Bill had a spiritual connection and the same passion.
"After much prayer we are blessed to bring the Misfits for Jesus ministry here to Wisconsin," says Bill. He is excited to see where God is going to lead the Misfits ministry next.
The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40
Church was a rules-based place of guilt for Jean growing up. The lack of love and grace she encountered there left her feeling rejected, like she could never measure up, regardless of how hard she tried. Then Jean's childhood innocence was stolen from her in repeated assaults at a young age, resulting in self-loathing. She was plagued with condemning thoughts that her life was a mistake or that she was being punished for not being perfect.
Jean soon began looking for love to fill the empty space in her heart.
"I had so much shame for my sin and for things that were done to me that I was depressed," says Jean. "One day my friend invited me to a different kind of church than the one I grew up in. There I learned about the grace and love of Jesus Christ. At a retreat with that church group, I learned that God did not make mistakes but has a special purpose for each of us.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
"God turned my life around when I learned the truth. He brought me healing through what Jesus Christ did on the cross and the Healing Hearts ministry. God has shown me that He wants each of us to disciple others, one heart, one life, one community at a time. I did not know at the time what that would look like in my life. I see now that God has set before us this journey with Misfits for Jesus in Wisconsin."
Bill Casey is married to Jean. Together they have 4 children (Jaime, Joe, Kristen and Bob) and an adorable grandson, Cayden. The Casey's have joined the Missouri Chapter in the challenge to bring the Misfits for Jesus ministry to Wisconsin.
Saturday Night Worship: 5:30-7:00
Monday Night Bible Study: 7:00-8:30
Wednesday Night Prayer Service: 6:00-7:00
Misfits Recovery Group*, Wright City:
Monday and Wednesday Nights 7:00-8:00
* See Recovery Page for dates, times and
locations of other Recovery Groups
MISFITS FOR JESUS, 201 North Cherry, Wright City, MO 63390
Phone: (636) 745-0336
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