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1. Introduction to Finishing Well Ministries.

Watch this pre-recorded webinar by Hal Habecker as he gives a brief overview of Finishing Well Ministries and fulfilling God's plan for our aging years.

So teach us to number our days,

That we may present to You a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90.12).

What is Finishing Well Ministries?

“FWM aims to encourage every retired Christian and every Christian thinking about retirement to understand and to fully live out God’s plan for these critically important years.”

FWM is an ambitious initiative to change the narrative of aging people in the life of our churches and communities. We see the presence of aging followers of Christ as a growing convoy/peloton of saints purposing to make a greater difference for Christ throughout their aging years. That legacy will strengthen the work of Christ for future generations. 

The mission of FWM is to change the ways Christians think about and live in retirement. Culturally speaking, retirement means one stops working at a certain age and then begins receiving Social Security. Most seem to understand that this new season means that one steps back, embraces a life of leisure, travel at will, and/or see the world. At that point life changes. Purpose changes. Or purpose may be lacking.

Thinking biblically, however, God’s purposes for His people do not change at the age of retirement. As followers of Christ, we are called to keep growing spiritually, to keep being conformed to the image of Christ, to keep building the church, to keep sharing the Gospel, to keep on being ambassadors for Christ, to keep using our giftedness, and to keep on making disciples in everyone of our retirement years. Mobilizing seniors throughout their retirement years is our purpose.


  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.

  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

Our Mission

Finishing Well Ministries continues to aim at developing strategic partnerships with churches, parachurch ministries, and institutions for the purpose of mobilizing senior adults for the kingdom of God and the local church. Senior adults can impact the kingdom of God as never before.


Our Vision

As we seek to live life from God’s perspective and to glorify Him, we purpose to maximize the spiritual impact of a senior generation of men and women as disciples for the kingdom of God and the local church!

“All that God has done in and through you up until this point is merely preparation for all He intends to do in you and through you going forward.”  John Maisal

our BOARD:
Hal Habecker

Hal is the founder and president of Finishing Well Ministries, launched on March 1, 2015. Prior to that, he served 21 years as the senior pastor of Dallas Bible Church, 14 years with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and 5 years on staff at First Baptist Church, Dallas. He and his wife, Vicki, have 3 children and six grandchildren. Hal is a graduate of Taylor University, Dallas Seminary, and Denver Seminary.

Randy Hess

Randy is the founder and managing partner of Leadersight Consulting Group, LLC which he started in 2005 after retiring from Spherion Human Capital Consulting. Leadersight is a small, specialized executive coaching firm focused on senior executive development. He grew up, met his spouse Julie, got married, became a father and went to school in downstate Illinois.  After spending 8 years in Boca Raton, Florida, he and his family moved to Dallas, where they have resided since 1982.

Brent Ratliff

Brent has been in the Oil & Gas Industry for more than 30 years working in several fields, including as a petroleum landman, gas marketer and for the last seven years in investor relations for Energy Transfer located in Dallas. His greatest accomplishment in the Oil & Gas business was marrying his boss, Susie! They have two grown children and four grandchildren. He and Susie have been members/attending Dallas Bible Church since 1994. As simple fun fact on Brent: He worked for Sea World in 1987 and while there met Wally, Beaver and June Cleaver!

Steve Parish

Steve graduated from Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, in 1977 and has practiced medicine as a pathologist and Internal Medicine physician in Texarkana, TX. He has been married to Jyme for 38 years and has three children, David, James, and Elizabeth. He and his wife are members of First Baptist Church, Texarkana. He enjoys hobbies of rebuilding antique cars and motorcycles. He has also ridden thousands of miles on his bicycle, and has ridden the Hotter N Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls numerous times.

Rankin Gasaway

Rankin is an attorney by training and has worked for 7-Eleven for 31 years.  He currently serves as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer.  Rankin and his wife Jenny have been married for 34 years and have been members of Dallas Bible Church since 1989.  Their eldest daughter, Hannah, is married and teaching school in Lubbock, Texas.  Their son, Ben, is employed by Pine Cove Christian Camps and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Their youngest, Zoe, is a recent graduate of Baylor University.

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Link Simpson

Link is in Information Technology where he has worked for over 35 years.  He is currently at CDW, an IT Solutions Integrator, where he is currently leading an initiative around Physical Security.  Link and his wife Ellen have been married for over 40 years and have two married adult children and five grandchildren. Link and Ellen attend Dallas Bible Church where they have been members since 1999.  Link enjoys golf, bow hunting, and spending time with family.

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