Born: September 12, 1941 One of seven children Born into a very “Mission” oriented family
Lived and went through school at Dalton, Ohio. Graduated from High School in 1959
Was drafted and served in peace work in New York City among the youth on the streets of Spanish Harlem – 1961 thru 1963
Graduated from Kent State University with a Degree in Public Administration in 1968
Married to Susanna Hostetler –
Have three daughters and two adopted sons.
Daughters: Melinda Hostetler Coupe
Hannah Hostetler Haydn
Michal Hostetler of the home
Our sons are from the country of Liberia, West Africa. They are presently 20 and 22 years of
age. They younger of the two boys has been with us for 9 years and the other boy has been with us for four years.
Momodu Kiazolu Hostetler
Eric Blorlay Tuuk
Both are still living in our home.
Ordained as Minister through the Mennonite Church in 1986 and have maintained my Ordination through the Church of God.
Volunteered as a Pastor from 1982 through 1992 at a local Mission church.
Retired from working with the local Public School Districts of Orrville City
Schools and Dalton Local Schools as Information Coordinator, after 20 years in 2007.
Presently volunteering full time as Pastor of Missions at our home church
of Living Water Community Church, Dalton, Ohio, also sharing in the local ministry
assisting in Care giving, Counseling, and Small group leader.
Have been privileged to travel extensively throughout the world on Mission trips both
as Team Leader and also as team member, teaching and preaching among many people groups of the world.
Grateful that I am privileged to carry the banner of Christ to everyone I am blessed to meet.