I (Pastor Justin) was born and raised in the cereal city, Battle Creek, Michigan. After spending my child hood in a home that identified itself as Lutheran, where church attendance and emphasis on the Lord Jesus Christ was minimal, I learned about the shed blood of Jesus Christ and what that meant in May of 2006, just prior to my 21st birthday.
Following my trusting Christ for salvation, I was by the grace of God discipled by a retired dairy farmer. It was through this man’s mentoring that my life would change forever. I would be given an opportunity to attend Bible College, where I would commit to serve the Lord Jesus in pastoral ministry. In between my junior and senior year, I would marry the woman of my dreams; my beautiful wife Jenna. Following my senior year we would begin a life of ministry together.
We spent three and a half years serving as the pastor of youth and family ministries at Martinsville Bible Church in Martinsville, Illinois. In September of 2014, the Lord began directing our paths elsewhere. After four months of prayer, it was clear to us that God was calling us to serve Him in another capacity. Jenna and I began ministering at Dale Bible church on March 1st, 2015. Jenna and I are blessed to be mommy and daddy to 3 beautiful little girls Joylin, Jiliana, and Joella.
My hobbies are just about anything to do with sports, music, or being outdoors. I am a life long Detroit sports fan as well as a fan of the Michigan Wolverines. Of all these things, my favorite thing in life (following the Lord, Jesus Christ) is hearing my little girls squeal "Daddy" each day when I arrive home. The Lord has blessed me beyond measure in the call to serve Him, to love and lead a family, and hold His name in high regard.