Meet Our Staff

A team of people who have received God's forgiveness and help and who are convinced that He can help you too!

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Gary Knapp

Director/Biblical Counselor

My story is a story of amazing grace. God got my attention after spending the first twenty-two years of my life pursuing all the things every lost twenty-two-year-old young man seeks. I believed in God but didn't know God. In 1987 God granted me the gifts of repentance and faith, and my life was changed forever. After attending Bible college, I entered the ministry as an Assistant Pastor. My wife Alisa and I married in 1995.


Shortly after finishing seminary in 1999, I had another life-changing experience. I had come to know a believer who told me he had battled depression much of his adult life. I couldn't seem to understand; if you have faith, you won't be depressed. Shortly after that conversation, I descended into the abyss of depression. I didn't realize what was happening to me. Where was God? Would this ever end? My experience lasted five years.

 
God used depression to teach me things about Him I would have never known otherwise. He created empathy for people who face depression and has filled me with a desire to share my experience and His grace to help others.


At this point, I have been in pastoral ministry for almost thirty years. Alisa and I have six children, and we are a testimony that God is real, powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful. I look forward to meeting you and drawing near to God together.

(Gary will assume the role of Executive Director of SWBCM in July of 2022)

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Liana Bomar

Biblical Counselor

My name is Liana Bomar; I am married 40 years to my high school sweetheart. Mother of one daughter, two sons, and Grammy to two beautiful little girls.


I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at 18 years of age, and that is when I began my journey of learning what it meant to live a life for Jesus.

God tells me to come to him when I am weary, burdened, or overwhelmed. He tells me to cast all my anxiety on him because he cares for me (1 Peter 5:7) and he promises to be my refuge and strength an ever-present help in times of trouble psalm 46:1. 


In 2006 I was introduced to Biblical Counseling. This is where I saw firsthand and understood that the word of God is all I need for life and godliness. I began counseling in 2009 and became an ACBC certified counselor in 2019.


I look forward to meeting you and helping you see our Lord's plans and purpose for you. 

You can contact me @ lianabomar123@gmail.com.