Pastors & Staff


    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. Dr. Archer serves on the leadership council for the Grand Rapids Area Regular Baptist Churches as well as the Council of 16 for the Michigan Area Regular Baptist Churches. Nate enjoys hiking at national parks and complaining about how Disney wrecked Star Wars. 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 as well as Grand Valley State University. Nate and Hope share the passion of helping the church glorify God through evangelism and discipleship. 


    Pastor Nick Boonstra received his degree in youth ministry from Baptist Bible College in 2011 and is currently working on a master's degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. 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.

  • Jake Herrera - Worship Director

    Jake was called to music ministry at FBC in 2023. He received a Bachelor’s in Musical Arts from Western Michigan University and continued his education with an internship at a church in Kalamazoo, MI in 2022. He and his wife Hannah have been married since the spring of 2022 and share a mutual love of music ministry. Hannah is also a graduate of the School of Music at WMU. Besides music, Jake and Hannah enjoy hiking, reading, and playing games. Jake is passionate about cultivating worshippers who delight in offering their collective voices and lives to praise God. 

  • Zach Spiller - Ministry Resident

    Zach received his bachelor’s degree in History from Grand Valley State University in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master’s in Christian Studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Zach and his wife Christine came to FBC in June of 2020 and became members in November. He has been working in the youth program with the middle school students. Zach has a passion to help students understand what they believe, why it matters, and how it glorifies Christ.

  • 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. 

  • Brooklyn Micklatcher - Office Assistant

    Brooklyn has been attending FBC with her family since 2010. She enjoys playing piano on the worship team and helping with church administration. Brooklyn and her husband Tanner love to travel up North, exploring God's beautiful creation together.

  • 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.

  • Crystal Biesbrock - CUSTODIAN


  • David Williamson CHAIRMAN

    Responsibility Area: Chairman of the Deacon Board

    Spouse: Alyssa

  • REx Rogers - VICE CHAIRMAN

    Responsibility Area: Fellowship

    Spouse: Sarah

  • Ross Sprague - clerk

    Responsibility Area: Newcomer Ministries - Greeters, Welcome Center, Baptisms

    Spouse: Rojean

  • Mart Boonstra

    Responsibility Area: Transportation

    Spouse: Kim

  • Nate cropsey

    Responsibility Area: Christian Education

    Spouse: Bethany

  • Jon Douglas

    Responsibility Area: Safety

    Spouse: Samantha

  • Brad Garnaat

    Responsibility Area: Music & Worship

    Spouse: Tanya

  • Nate Huss

    Responsibility Area: Missions

    Spouse: Kelsey

  • Brad Morse - Building & Grouonds (Chairman)

    Responsibility Area: Building & Grounds

    Spouse: Cari

  • David ordway

    Responsibility Area: Transportation

    Spouse: Kylie

  • Dan Quist

    Responsibility Area: Ushers, Nursery, Library

    Spouse: Rebecca

  • John Schmid

    Responsibility: Tech

    Spouse: Pam