Pastor Kirk De Boer joined our pastoral team in 2013 and currently serves as Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, working primarily with the Junior High Ministry. However, over the last year and a half, his areas of responsibility have been increasing within the church. As of November 1st, he has assumed the role of Executive Pastor. In addition to administrative duties, some of his responsibilities will include Marriage & Family Ministry, The Starting Place, First Baptist Church, and Paving the Pathway building project. Please be praying for Pastor Kirk, Stephanie, and their children, Connor, Morgan, and Sadie, as he moves into this new role.
Mark Horn joined our staff as the Student Ministries Assistant in May of this year after previously leading the youth ministry at Franklin Lakes Baptist Church. He holds a BS degree in Bible from Cairn University with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. Currently, Mark’s main responsibility is assisting Pastor Kirk with the Junior High Ministry. Beginning in the new year, Mark will lead our Junior High as the Director of Junior High Ministry, serving under the leadership of Pastor Jake. Elizabeth, Mark's wife, will serve alongside him in the Junior High. Please pray for the newlyweds as they begin their new role in this important ministry. Pastor Kirk and Mark will co-lead the Junior High Ministry until the end of the year to make the transition as smooth as possible.