Pastors & Staff


  • DR. NATE ARCHER - SENIOR PASTOR

    Pastor Nate Archer was called to FBC in 2014. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary. He also serves at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary as Adjunct Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Nate and Hope have been married since 1998 and together they have four children, Eric, Zoe, Luke, and Joel. Hope is also a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. Nate and Hope share the passion of helping the church glorify God through evangelism and discipleship. 

  • NICK BOONSTRA - ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP

    Pastor Nick Boonstra received his degree in youth ministry from Baptist Bible College in 2011. He is a TKHS graduate and did an internship here at First Baptist Church in 2011 and 2012. He served as a youth pastor at a church in Pennsylvania for three years before being called back to FBC in 2015. Nick and his wife Ashley have 3 children, Micah, Maliah and Noah. It is Nick’s passion to guide and equip teens to have a greater knowledge and love for God that spills over to those around them for the glory of Christ.

  • Adam Bradt - Worship Director

    Adam has been involved in leading worship for youth group, camp services, and churches since he was in high school, and in May 2018 he was called to FBC to serve as the Worship Director. He is a recent graduate of Grace Christian University and received his degree in music in April 2019. Adam and his wife Jessica love to serve together, which they often get to do through music ministry and theater. Adam's desire is to lead the church in worship that will glorify Christ and transform His people.

  • nina wiersma - office manager

    Nina has attended FBC since 2003. She is a graduate of TKHS. Nina loves to serve at the church in many ways, behind the scenes. She enjoys playing softball, volleyball and basketball, being creative making crafts, organizing and spending time with her husband and two children. 

  • kim boonstra - custodian

    Kim is a longtime member of FBC and is also active in co-leading FBC’s women’s ministries along with Hope Archer. She and her husband, Mart, have four adult sons and three grandchildren. Her biggest passion is discipling women and seeing them grow into the women God calls them to be.

  • SAdie Patterson - Custodian

    Sadie has been a member of FBC since 2016. She is actively involved in women’s bible study, working in nursery, kids ministries and serving on praise team. She is married to Trevor and has 5 kids. She loves the Lord with all her heart and is truly blessed to have Him call her His child. She desires to share her story about what the Lord has done in her life with everyone the Lord brings her way. Always remembering that God is good and only does good! Ps. 119:68

Deacons


  • Jim Harned - chairman


  • Mike Raber - vice chair

    Responsibility Area: Tech Ministries


  • Eric Manrose - clerk

    Responsibility Area: Fellowship

  • Tim Anderson

    Responsibility Area: Transportation

  • Brad Garnaat

    Responsibility Area: Music

  • Nate Huss

    Responsibility Area: Missions


  • Dave LaansmA

    Responsibility Area: Outreach

  • Jim Ramey

    Responsibility Area: Building and Grounds

  • Jim Sprague

    Responsibility Area: Christian Education

  • Dave Watson

    Responsibility Area: Newcomer Ministries - Greeters, Welcome Center, Baptisms
  • Steve Wiersma

    Responsibility Area: Safety

  • David Williamson

    Responsibility Area: Ushers, Nursery, Library