,For over four decades, Gus Bess has been encouraging men and women of God along their journey with Jesus the Christ. Gus motivates, encourages and helps instill life principles in the lives of business leaders within communities. He also has a ministry of encouragement that fans the flame of the love of God in the hearts and minds of those who lead and pastor churches. A church planter and pastor, Gus loves to share his unique story of being overwhelmed by God’s grace.
Gus has a contagious love for God born out of being overshelmed by God's amazing grace. Men and women around the world are transformed by Gus's powerful message of grace. He teaches how you can live with integrity, freedom, and joy in the home, marketplace, and community. A gifted encourager, Gus is a welcomed voice to ministry leaders and pastors!
Gus has planted churches in California, Washington, and Idaho. He has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa, including Passion Week Revival in Bastrop, TX April 2023.
Gus graduated with his B. S. in Missions from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College, his Masters of Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary. He has also attended Northwest Graduate School in pursuit of his doctorate of ministry degree.
In 2008, Gus founded Overwhelmed by Grace to share the life and message of God’s grace with men and women everywhere. It is Gus’ desire to see men and women who are overwhelmed by grace be living examples of integrity in the home, the market place, and the community.
Gus currently resides in Bastrop, Texas with his wife Karen. He has three grown children and 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.