Waypoint United Methodist Church

Who We Are

Our Mission

Waypoint is all about “leading people to love and live like Jesus.”

Our Vision

We are a church for all generations aiming to share God’s love, grow in faith, and positively impact our community by helping people discover the way to Jesus.

Our Values

Jesus – Everything we do points to Him.

Relational – We are better together.

Growing – Our faith leads us to change.

Future – The next generation is worth everything.

Authentic – We are real people following a real God.

Excellence – We always give our best.

Pastoral Team

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brett has served in ministry for over a decade and is passionate about inspiring people to grow in their faith and helping local churches thrive. He loves sitting around the table with friends, binge-watching, and traveling with family. He currently serves on the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a student of Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC).

Ben Bergmark

Worship Pastor

Pastor Ben is an exceptional musician with a heart for leading people in authentic worship and nurturing meaningful relationships. He loves creating music, playing piano, running, reading comics, and family time. He is currently assigned to the 399th U.S. Army Band at Fort Leonard Wood and is a student of Saint Paul School of Theology (Leawood, KS).

Ministry Team

Family Ministry Director

Financial Secretary (Giving)

Worship Leader

Connections Ministry Director

Treasurer (Accounting & Billing)

Preschool Director

Office Manager & Spiritual Formations Director

Our Beliefs

What we believe

We believe in one God who is eternally present in three distinct persons. God the Father spoke the world into being, out of nothing. God the Son is Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world who lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, and resurrected from the dead after three days. God the Holy Spirit is our guide, our helper as we live the life we are meant to live. We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and guide Christian living. We believe that anyone can discover the fullness of life by accepting the gift of salvation offered to all people through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. When we begin to follow Jesus, we are made new, promised an eternity in the presence of God when our physical life ends. We believe that as the church, we are to love God and love people and welcome all to hear the Good News of Jesus.

Communion & Baptism

We believe there are two sacraments, Baptism and Communion. These two acts are important for us to participate in because Jesus commanded them and participated in them.


Baptism is a sacrament a believer experiences once during their life. It connects us with God’s act of salvation for the Church and us. We are not “saved” at the moment of Baptism, but accept the invitation God offers to live a life following Jesus. Once we commit to following Jesus, scripture calls us to publicly profess our faith through Baptism.


We baptize people of all ages, offering the individual and their family the choice of being baptized by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Sprinkling is common for infants and small children, but the person being baptized (or their parents) can choose the most meaningful method for them.


Communion is a sacrament we regularly participate in during worship. It’s a celebration and remembrance of what Jesus has done for us on the cross. The bread and fruit of the vine (we use grape juice out of respect for those in recovery) are symbols of Jesus’ body and blood, which were broken and shed for us.


We practice Open Communion, which means everyone is welcome to participate in it. Communion is a special moment that reminds us all of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Our connection

As a United Methodist Church, we are a part of a greater “connection” made up of churches all across the globe. To learn more about the UMC, visit www.umc.org.


To learn more about the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church visit, www.moumethodist.org.