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.

  • Mark sooy - Interim Worship Director

    Mark came on board as Interim Worship Director in March 2017. Mark is a gifted musician with a heart for God’s glory. He has an undergraduate degree from Grace Bible College and an MA in historical Theology from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. 

  • nina wiersma - office manager

    Nina has attended FBC since 2003. She is a graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School and enjoys serving at the church, playing softball, making crafts and spending time with her family. Nina and her husband, Steve, are parents of two children who get excited for church. She is excited to see how God is going to use her at FBC. 

  • kim boonstra - custodian

    Kim is a long-time member of FBC and is also active in co-leading FBC's women's ministries along with Hope Archer. Her biggest passion is discipling women and seeing them grow into the women God calls them to be

  • DENISE SLACHTER - CUSTODIAN

    Denise and her husband Steve have been married since 1976 and lived in Middleville most of those years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Becoming "Nanna" and "Papa" to their grand-kids has been a huge blessing. She has had the privilege of teaching the 3 year old's class for Sunday school and serving food for the Youth Group. Denise is so blessed to be part of the FBC family.

Deacons


  • Jim Harned - chairman


  • Mike Raber - vice chair

    Responsibility Area: Tech Ministries


  • Dean Thompson - Clerk

    Responsibility Area: Missions


  • Tim Anderson

    Responsibility Area: Transportation

  • John Berkimer

    Responsibility Area: Building and Grounds

  • Mart Boonstra

    Responsibility Area: Ushers, Nursery, Library

  • Brad Garnaat

    Responsibility Area: Music

  • Larry Harris

    Responsibility Area: Social, Kitchen

  • Dave LaansmA

    Responsibility Area: Outreach

  • Jim Sprague

    Responsibility Area: Christian Education

  • Dave Watson

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

    Responsibility Area: Safety