Joe Bishop

26 posts

Sherri Bosworth

I was a bus kid! My family never attended church but I began riding the bus. Gave my life to Jesus that very first Sunday! That was in 1987! Fast forward to now… I am married to a Pastor and ministry is our life! Of course we are involved in bus ministry to this day!

Mercy Van Raden

The bus ministry is one of the most rewarding ministries that a church can have; it teaches many different lessons to the bus worker as well as the bus kids. The bus route has increased my faith in God. One of my bus kids was convinced his dad was going to come to church. His dad had always gave me […]

Bobby Roberson

What a surprise! Bobby (Sylvester) Roberson and his wife came through Chesterton, Indiana unexpectedly. Bobby was saved at Fairhaven Baptist Church in 1980. His wife, who has never visited here, said that he’s always talking about Fairhaven, Fairhaven, Fairhaven! Bill Smith was his children’s bus captain. He said he used to close the blinds when he saw him coming because he […]

Changed Lives

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mwale

An Amazing Story of Salvation! The Mwales live in Lusaka, Zambia.  Joe is 76 years old (which is quite old for a Zambian).  They came to the States to visit some of their children who live in the Chicagoland area.  Their daughter helped them get an apartment in Valparaiso, Indiana, for their stay.  Marvin Miller and his wife, workers on […]

How to get a CDL

Bus Route Safety Guidelines

GOING TO THE DOORS One of the best ways to maintain safety on the bus ride is to walk the children from their door to the bus and to take them home in the same fashion. When the children are being picked up, it is important to cross the street only in front of the bus (not behind the bus).  […]

Fairhaven Bus Ministry Handbook

The Bus Captain Guidelines

The Bus Captain Guidelines Each captain of a route is entrusted with the responsibility of following all the guidelines of our bus ministry and ensuring that the workers on his bus do the same.  He must meet all the spiritual requirements for leadership set down by our pastor.  He is expected to pray regularly for each rider, and he is […]

Dave and Carmen Moore

Dave and Carmen Moore —In 1971 when a bus ministry was just beginning, Dixie Gray, a first time bus workers knocked on the door of Dave and Carmen Moore in the little town of South Pekin.  Dave Moore was a jazz trumpeter in a dance band that played in area night clubs.  The Moores had five little children at that […]