"When I think of a modern day Barnabas, I think of Jim Appel. He defines the word “servant” and is always a blessing. God has equipped Jim to be a help to local churches, camps, and missionaries through a ministry of helps. He has obtained valuable experience in many aspects of ministry through his years of faithful service on the operations staff at Camp Joy in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Yet the quality that far exceeds his practical expertise is his heart for souls. Jim is a faithful witness for our Lord and seeks always to exalt Christ in his daily life."
Ron Comfort | Founder and Chancellor | Ambassador Baptist College
"Brother Appel’s workmanship is professional. He sees the church building as the House of God and counts it a privilege to minister to improve the facility. He... came over Christmas break and worked in the men’s restroom with professional results. The greater blessing to me as a pastor, was the spiritual influence he had on some of our men while he was here. His attitude was refreshing. I would recommend his work to any ministry who is in need of his services. You can trust his workmanship, and welcome his interaction with your people."
Pastor Daryl York | Brentwood Baptist Church, Des Plaines, IL
Dear Pastors and Ministry Workers,
It has been a thrill to have Brother Jim Appel work on several major projects here at the Marion Avenue Baptist Church. I can confidently say that we could not have financially accomplished our remodel projects without the ministry of Jim Appel.
Brother Appel did a first-class professional job. He was extremely faithful and showed an incredible work ethic. The thing that impressed me the most however, was his infectious Christian spirit and passion to make a difference for Christ. We had him give his testimony in our services and God used it in a powerful way. We had several teenage boys that worked along side of him whose lives were truly impacted by Brother Appel's testimony. I strongly urge you to consider using this extremely valuable resource in your ministry. We look forward to partnering with him again!
Pastor Joseph Brown | Marion Avenue Baptist Church | Washington, Iowa
"Jim Appel is a careful craftsman and hard worker. He has demonstrated many times his great aptitude for most skills involved in construction and remodeling, but none more than in his tile work. Jim is not just a tile setter but a tile artist given to detail and customer satisfaction. I would not hesitate to hire him or recommend him for future jobs."
Pastor Micah Shoultz | Falls Baptist Church | Menomonee Falls, WI
"Jim Appel has been a great help and blessing to our ministry. God has used his servant’s heart and his tiling abilities to accomplish projects that we have asked him to do. I have not only appreciated Jim’s good work but also his fellowship through the years that I have known him. I am confident that Jim will be a blessing to you personally as he uses his skills to accomplish your tiling needs."
Bob Christensen | Facilities Manager | Ambassador Baptist College
"It is my great privilege to recommend the ministry of Mr. Jim Appel. I have had the opportunity of knowing and working with Mr. Appel through the ministry of Camp Joy for the past several years. During this time Mr. Appel has been a consistent example of 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
"Beyond his many responsibilities at Camp Joy, the Lord has burdened Mr. Appel to expand his ministry to reach out into the local church. Mr. Appel is willing to share his construction abilities with a simple desire to be a blessing to your local church. Our ministry is completing a massive building expansion and we were in need of someone with the knowledge of laying bathroom tile. Mr. Appel spent five days completing this project. Not only did he leave us with two beautifully finished bathrooms, but we were also greatly blessed by his biblical Christ-like influence. Mr. Appel will be a blessing to you and to your entire church. I recommend him without reservation."
Pastor J. Kregg Farmer | Community Baptist Church | Milledgville, IL
“When our church plant began renovating an existing building into a church building, we didn’t have the skills or the capacity to lay tile in the restrooms and kitchen. Brother Jim Appel graciously offered to lay our tile during our renovation process. Jim was willing to flex his schedule to make sure that he finished the flooring when we needed it to be done. Our church family was so blessed by his servant’s heart and craftsmanship. It was a joy to have Jim attend our church services and to fellowship together as we worked. He had some great ideas on patterns for the tile that really look sharp. We are blessed with how the Lord has provided for our needs through Jim Appel and Faithful Flooring!”
Pastor Andy Gaschke | StoneRidge Baptist Church | Bloomington, Indiana
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"Mr. Jim Appel tiled our bathroom and we couldn't be happier! With his experience and knowledge he helped us make decisions and added his opinion to make our bathroom beautiful.
"He was easy to work with and thorough from perfect tile placement to the cleanup each day. We would definitely recommend him for your next project."
Jeff & Patty Jicha | Home Owners | Mukwonago, WI
"Jim was extremely professional from the first phone call through project clean up. He was timely, organized, polite, and hard working. The craftsmanship he provided was excellent and he worked with us every step of the way to make sure we were getting the end product we desired.
"Although our job had many unforeseeable complications, Jim's bid (which he did site unseen) never changed. I would use Jim again without hesitation and I would highly recommend others do the same."
Tyler | Home Owner | Waukesha, WI
"My wife and I were extremely pleased with the tiling job Jim did in our breezeway. Jim is very knowledgeable about purchasing tile, equipment needed to do a good job, and making the right decisions in the preliminary layout so that the homeowner doesn't get a big surprise when the job is completed. He communicated his knowledge about adhesive, grout, and sealer to us in a way that guided us in the right purchasing decisions and as a result, we received a "top notch" job. We have some jobs in the future that we will be calling Jim to do."
Al and Kay Griffin | Home Owners | Mukwonago, WI
"The expertise and knowledge brought by Brother Appel is immense. I highly recommend him to do your next flooring project. His attention to detail will give you peace of mind. Thank you Brother Appel!"
Jon Shrock | Home Owner | Gastonia, North Carolina