Pastors


Cliff & Vicki Weldon

Pastors

Cliff and Vicki Weldon are the senior pastors at The Refuge Ministries Church. They celebrate 18 years of marrige with 3 children and 7 Grandchildren. They launched the ministry in 2015 with a vision from the Lord to reach the lost and hurting.

Jim Owens

Associate Pastor

My name is Jim Owens. I was brought to The Refuge because the church is filled with love the minute walk through the doors. The Reguge isn’t your normal church, it’s a healing church. The people of the church are amazing.

Music


Victoria Bragg

Victoria Bragg is a Christian music artist, songwriter, author, and entrepreneur who has enjoyed serving on several worship teams and women's ministry for the past several years. She has also traveled with a Bluegrass band entertaining many followers and enjoying the family atmosphere of old-time music.

Victoria is a skilled guitarist and 3rd place banjo champion from the 2005 East Iowa International Bluegrass Festival. Victoria currently partners with her husband Eric helping other musicians at their recording studio as well as serving the Refuge Ministries as a worship leader.

Eric Bragg

Eric's background in electronics started in the Air Force, where he served four years overseas as a radio and radar specialist. Upon discharge, he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue, University in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and worked for many years in the software design industry for military aerospace and commercial applications.

After a powerful encounter with God, he stepped out on faith, left his career, sold his house in Indianapolis, and moved to Fort Smith, launching his own studio recording business as a full-time endeavor. Today, he works on the audio & video team for The Refuge Ministries and is proudly married to Victoria Bragg who serves as the Refuge's praise team leader.

Security


Billy Archer

At a young age I felt a calling on me to serve and protect stand up for people. At the child I was not in the church. About 6 years ago my daughter begged us to go to church here at the refuge. So my wife and I went and from that day on we have not missed a service and we are members of the Refuge Masteries. And there is where I feel the calling to protect. After 6 years I protect my family here this church. Because this church is my family.

So I am the head of security and you can find me behind the soundboard as I oversee the congregation. There are also others that are under me that watch the exits and walk around.