VINCENT & TRACIE BARDOT
Vince Bardot was born 9/8/62 and raised Roman Catholic in the St. Louis, MO area. He was taught to have a reverence for God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, from his childhood. He fell away from his religious faith during his college years; early in the 1980s. In 1996, he moved to a small town south of St. Louis. He eventually was called back to his faith, and accepted the Lord in January of 2002. He met his wife, Tracie, in October of 2002, and through the Christian faith of Tracie, was subsequently drawn away from Catholicism into the non-denominational Christian faith. He was blessed by God, they married in June of 2003 and he became a husband and step-father, daughter Ramie, at the age of 40. He was baptized in 2005. He attended Church and Bible Studies, was a greeter/usher, and was cook for the Men’s Monthly Breakfast/Bible Study at his Church.
Tracie Bardot was born 11/26/61 and raised Baptist in a small town just west of St. Louis. She moved to the Houston, TX area in her late teens. She fell away from her religious upbringing at this time, but was called back to her faith and accepted the Lord in April of 1999 and was baptized. She was a member of a non-denominational Church in Houston, until she moved, with her daughter Ramie, to a small town south of St. Louis in 2000. Tracie attended Church, Bible Studies and Women’s Bible Studies throughout her walk with the Lord.
In 2006, Tracie and Vince were drawn by God into the Hebrew Roots of their faith. They began obeying Shabbat and all of the Feasts of YHVH with another couple as the Ways of God were revealed to them. They attended a few Hebrew Roots Conferences, listened to Hebrew Roots teachings, studied the Torah/Bible in their small group and grew to love the nation of Israel over the years of this new walk with God. They were each baptized in the Holy Spirit in 2008. They had a desire for a Community environment which was obeying and teaching the Hebrew Roots faith, but a Community was not to be found in their area of Missouri. By the mercy and grace of God, Vince began to write teachings of revelations he received through the Holy Spirit about living in obedience to the Word of God during this “Age of Sanctification”. In 2011, Vince accepted a new job in Cedar Rapids, IA and they consequently moved there; leaving behind their daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. They continued obeying Shabbat and the Feasts of YHVH, but were struggling spiritually not truly having any Hebrew Roots Community involvement. Their faith in God was solidified per the Torah verse in Exodus 19:5 “Now, if you will pay careful attention to what I say and keep my covenant, then you will be my own treasure (segulah) from among all the peoples, for all the earth is mine”. At the Feast of Hannakuh in 2014, they met Pastor Tikvah and Tim, and a relationship that was ordained and blessed by God began. Together, they celebrated Shabbat and the Feasts of YHVH, until the vision of the Beit Tehila of Iowa Community in Cedar Rapids was birthed. The prayers of Vince and Tracie for a Hebrews Roots community were answered and they were anointed to be Elders of this Community. They are so joyful and humbled to be able lead and serve this Community with the blessed gifts they have received from God. Yeshua said in Matthew 20:26 “whooever among you wants to be a leader must become your servant.” In 2016, their faith in God and Yeshua was strengthened immensely when they made their first visit to the Land of Israel for the Feast of Tabernacles.
Tracie has a loving heart beyond most and a special gift from God to minister to her brothers and sisters in the Messiah through hospitality. She goes above and beyond to try to make everything perfect for everyone at Shabbat Services, Feast gatherings, and Fellowship dinners. She loves worshipping the Lord through dance, she loves Israel and her spirit has been revived through the Beit Tehila of Iowa Community. She attends the weekly Women’s Bible Study and the weekly Torah Study.
Vince has a heart for Israel, loves his brothers and sisters in Messiah and loves the Word of God; the Torah and the complete Bible. He listens for the Voice of God as he reads and studies the Word of God daily, and has been anointed as a teacher of the Word of God. He loves to teach about Fearing the Lord through obedience, reverence and holiness. His heart’s desire is to lead others to glorify God through the “love language” of God; obedience. Vince leads the Monthly Men’s Meeting and aids in leading the weekly Torah Study.
Overseers / Elders
TIMOTHY & TIKVAH KOLBO
Timothy and Tikvah have been walking and serving God as believers in Yeshua (Jesus Christ) for over 40 years. In those years of growing in their faith the doors of ministry have opened up to them in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to be servant leaders to a new community. This community is a sister congregation to the first one located in Brandon, Florida.