Founder and President
Vice President of Operations
Larry L. Hartley, who was raised on a farm, was an entrepreneur and businessman for over 55 years. He graduated from LaHarpe High School in LaHarpe, Illinois.
Larry attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois and went on to join the Army Security Agency. After his honorable discharge from the army, he became a licensed insurance agent for accident, health, and life insurance. Also, he obtained a Series 7 Stockbrokers license.
In the early years Larry owned a variety of companies, ranging from financial planning firms with CPAs, which included doing taxes for the clients to an oil investment company which he formed for the purpose of drilling and completion of oil wells. In the late 1980s, he entered into the coin operated amusement industry, obtaining 7 companies throughout the State of Illinois.
In the early 1990s, he purchased a manufacturing company in Smyrna, Tennessee in which they started selling counter top and stand up trivia games with multiple languages to different countries around the world. In the late 1990s, he started and ran an ATM business in which he still owns.
On July 15, 2012, Larry sold the 7 coin operated amusement companies preparing the way for the formation of We Trust In Him ministry, which was formed on July 19, 2013 and became a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) on September 8, 2014 with a mission to help feed, clothe, shelter and protect starving children and needy families who are in desperate need in third world countries.
Bonnie Kae Lentz
Bonnie Kae Lentz is a Worship Leader, Missionary, Christian Recording Artist and Author who is passionately in love with Jesus who has redeemed her life from destruction and translated her into His marvelous light.
Bonnie has overcome addiction and sin through the power of Christ and she passionately loves and studies the Bible. Her desire is to ignite within others the same passion for the Word of God.
Bonnie and her husband,Thomas, are missionaries who pour out their lives lifting the name of Jesus and demonstrating the love and power of God here in America, and supporting ministry efforts across the world.
Bonnie was ordained in 2004 by Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Missionaries and is the Founder and Director of Jesus House Ministries. She serves as the Vice President of Operations for We Trust Him Ministries and Vice President of Jesus RNR House. She also serves as the Executive Director of Missions/Evangelism at Christian Songwriters and Musicians International, and is the author of “Tattooed by Jesus”, her memoir, and “Stories from the Jesus House.”
Board of Directors
We Trust in Him Ministries welcomes April Kinzinger as a new board of director’s member. April joins the all-volunteer team of We Trust in Him Ministries whose mission is to feed, clothe, shelter and provide pharmaceutical supplies to starving children and needy families in desperate need all over the world.
April brings with her many years of experience in high level management. She was the Director of Development, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington, IL.
April also holds an M.A. in Theology and Bible from Lincoln Christian University.
We Trust In Him Ministry team is excited; with great expectation we know our God is going to do great things, as our hearts are fitly joined together for the Kingdom of God!
We Trust in Him Ministries welcomes Sandi Knapp to our team as a member of the advisory board.
Sandi Knapp became involved with international ministry in 1987 with her first trip to the country of Haiti. The experience so impacted her life that in 1990 she and her husband closed their business in Bloomington, Illinois to become full time missionaries, serving in Europe and India.
She and her husband later returned to Bloomington where he took a position as the Missions Pastor at Eastview Christian Church, and she became the administrative assistant to the senior pastor.
Sandi continues on with her role at Eastview and also leads yearly church mission trips. She is on the board of GOYA Ministries and Kingdom Seeker Ministries and is an advisor for We Trust In Him.
Bio coming soon.
Bob Knapp is the West Africa Director for She Is Safe (SIS), an international organization that frees and empowers women and girls from abuse and exploitation in high risk places around the globe. He works closely with indigenous organizations to prevent, rescue and restore victims. Bob says that he sees these abuses hidden in every society, and enjoys highlighting the good news of what God is doing to bring hope and new life.
Bob’s international experience began when he served in the Marine Corps in Okinawa, Philippines and Vietnam. Bob and his wife, Sandi, served in Haiti in the 80’s, multiple countries in Europe, and then India with Operation Mobilization (OM) and Youth With A Mission (YWAM) through evangelism and church planting.
Bob has been recognized as a leader, serving as elder and International Ministries Pastor for Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois. Bob also brings 29 years of business management and ownership to his current cross-cultural work.
His insights into the issues in Muslim lands come from the trenches. In impoverished countries where girls are last to get food and medical care, and often sold to visiting businessmen, Bob seeks to address the root causes of their suffering by fostering grassroots initiatives that equip the oppressed with skills to build new lives in Christ. Working with the church in Timbuktu, Bob stewards SIS partnerships to offer literacy skills, clinics and women’s health and nutrition education, vocational training and Biblical training for abused and exploited girls and women.
Along with his international work, Bob is a moving communicator: speaking at conferences, retreats, clubs and churches inviting people to participate in combating the evil of injustice against women and girls by leveraging our talents and blessings for a powerful, united voice for the voiceless.
Bob and Sandi have worked side by side in business and ministry for 36 years. Sandi is on staff at Eastview Christian Church organizing and leading short term international teams. They live in Normal, Illinois and have four grown children and four grandchildren.
If you would like to schedule Bob to share and mobilize people of your community at an event, retreat or conference, please email BKnapp@SheIsSafe.org.
Consider having Bob speak to your group on:
- Issues for Women in Muslim Lands
- Embracing Timbuktu
- The Scandal of Islam’s Throw Away Girls