Meet the Team
The director and representatives operate as missionaries, and do not collect compensation from Bearing Precious Seed. If you would like to have them visit your church, please contact us.
- DirectorTim grew up in a Christian family at Wyldewood Baptist Church. At the age of 13, he began to develop an insterest in the printing ministry. After graduating from Bible college in 2001, Tim began working full-time with Bearing Precious Seed in Oshkosh, WI. He and his wife Star, have 6 children.
Joe PaganoRepresentativeJoe & Jendi Pagano grew up in Christian families in Pennsylvania. In 2019, they felt the Lord leading them to full time ministry, and in 2022, the Paganos became representatives of BPS. Joe helps maintain the equipment and building, and Jendi works on the media and marketing. They have 3 children.
Jeff ChristianRepresentativeJeff was raised in a Catholic home and was saved when he was 21. Helen grew up in a Christian home. They served on staff at Wyldewood Baptist Church before God called them to serve in Belarus for 20 years. In 2023, Jeff and Helen transitioned to Bearing Precious Seed. Jeffrey is the youngest of their 5 children, and he helps every week in the print shop.
Rebekah LongsineFinancial SecretaryRebekah helps us be good stewards of what has been sent to us by keeping track of all the numbers.
Alyssa EspersenFloor ManagerAlyssa volunteers her time every week to help the other volunteers assemble scriptures. We are very grateful for her help.
YouSuporters / Volunteers / Prayer WarriorsThis ministry would not be possible without the help of many people, and we praise God for each one of you!
History of Bearing Precious Seed
a scripture publishing & distribution ministry
in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Dr. Don Fraser soon shared his burden with Carlos Demarest. For decades, Dr. Demarest preached on reaching the world with God’s Word. At one of his meetings in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jim and Monica Hoffman were moved by the Holy Spirit.
At the age of 13, Tim Carpenter began to develop an interest in the printing ministry. After graduating from Bible college in 2001, Tim and Star began working full-time with Bearing Precious Seed in Oshkosh, WI; and in 2018, Tim became the director of the ministry.
Joe Pagano joined as a representative in 2022.
Building project to expand
Jeff Christian joined 2023.