Brett & Cindy Belleque
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Brett and Cindy Belleque serve in Mount Morris, Illinois, a small rural village in northern Illinois. The area has been devastated by many businesses moving out of the area, resulting in a large unemployment rate and great financial stress. These factors have caused other issues, such as divorce, single-parent homes, and a rise in crime. The greatest need in Mount Morris is for spiritual guidance during this difficult economic and financial situation.
After seeing the need for spiritual guidance in their community, the Belleques began ministering to low-income families. Cindy directs the Heart and Hand Preschool, a tuition-free preschool that provides parents struggling financially with an early education for their children. The ministry partners with the Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, which provides classroom space for the preschool. In lieu of tuition fees, parents agree to attend monthly family nights, where parenting classes are provided and the preschool staff are able to minister to the families’ physical and spiritual needs.
In addition to ministry in their Illinois community, Brett serves as the national director of children’s ministry resources for InFaith. His responsibilities include encouraging, educating, and equipping those in the mission who work directly with children. Brett is also the director of InFaith’s summer staff program, overseeing all part-time summer missionaries in an administrative role.
The Belleques have served as InFaith field staff since 1997.
Brett’s time with InFaith started as a boy on his father’s mission field in northern Wyoming. It was there that his heart for ministry developed. Both Brett and Cindy are graduates of Judson Baptist College, and Brett also holds an MA in educational ministries from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from seminary, Brett worked in pastoral ministry for twelve years while Cindy met the needs of their children and ministered in the church. The Belleques formally joined InFaith full-time in 1997 to serve on the western Montana field, where they had active ministries to youth, children, and seniors. During this time, Brett also served as an area coordinator, assisting the regional director with missionary care.
In 2008, the Belleques moved to Illinois, where Brett became regional director for the northwest region. In 2011, Brett started a new position as InFaith’s director of children’s ministry resources and summer staff.
The Belleques have four children, and their daughter and her husband are currently serving as third generation InFaith missionaries.