[Pastor Jamen Wikler has been the Pastor of Legacy Baptist Church since August of 2011. He has a double bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Computer Science: Software Engineering. Following his undergraduate years, he went on to Seminary to receive his Master of Divinity. While finishing his degree the Lord called him to Buffalo, Minnesota, where he assumed the stewardship of Legacy Baptist Church on August 1, 2011.]
My name is Jamen Wikler. My wife's name is Sarah. We also have twin daughters, Charis and Alathea, which were born on November 28, 2011. Their names are, in fact, English renditions of the Greeks words for "Grace" (Charis) and "Truth" (Alathea). John 1:17 reminds us that the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Our two daughters are a constant reminder of what my wife and I, and by God's grace our entire family one day, have in Christ.
My wife and I are a couple whose convictions have been grown steadily through personal study, meditation, and prayer. We have a strong burden for Christian discipleship at a time when shallow teaching and worldly compromise have destroyed the Biblical foundations of Christians of all ages. By God's grace, Legacy Baptist Church will be an oasis for strong Biblical teaching and uncompromised Biblical truth for years to come. I am an expositional preacher who believes in preaching the whole counsel of God: literally, historically, contextually, and grammatically. I invite you to come visit us, hear our burdens and see our vision first-hand.
I was saved at a child at the age of 5. It was at the age of 13 when I first felt the "tug" of the Holy Spirit into full-time ministry, yet I spent my teen years frivolously and selfishly, instead of giving God the strength of my youth. I was a young man who wanted to serve God and do what was right, but I wasn't willing to give God everything. I had areas of my life that I simply refused to yield to God. It was not until the Fall semester of my Sophomore year in College that I finally gave God my entire life. After this personal decision God began a great work in my heart. In the Spring of that year I yielded to God's call upon my life for full-time ministry. Following the completion of my undergraduate majors I went on to get my Master of Divinity in preparation for my call to the Pastorate. I thank God for all that He has done in my life, and earnestly desire that at the end of my days I might look upon my ministry and echo the words of the Apostle Paul: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7).