Pastoral Staff:

Pastor Lester DeGroot, Senior Pastor

Education:  Grand Rapids Bible College

# of Years in Ministry:  56 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 

Winning Souls to Jesus, building a new sanctuary; gym and office, watching people grow in the Lord and having the greatest assistant and youth Pastors!  “My 50th Birthday and 50th Anniversary as Pastor of NBC and trips to the Holy Land, Hawaii, Alaska, Toronto and Cruises are memorable moments.  I love seeing lives changed, families put back together and the sweet sweet spirit at NBC.  We laugh, cry and love the Lord!”

 

Pastor Deano Lamphere, Assistant Pastor

Education:  Liberty University & Liberty Bible Institute

# of Years in Ministry:  37 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 

Seeing people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and watching them grow in their faith and love for Jesus.

 

 
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Michael Chapman, Youth Pastor

# of Years in Ministry:  2 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight leading to Ministry:  
Seeing how God lead me through my parent’s divorce when I did not even really realize it was Him guiding me at that moment. Having gone through that experience has helped me connect with many kids who are going through rough situations in life. I gain the greatest joy by leading students into a relationship with Christ and watching them grow in their faith. I love that.
 
 
 
 

Support Staff:

Larissa Shaw, Church Secretary

# of Years in Ministry:  3 years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 
“Grateful to be serving my Lord in this capacity. Scripture I live by is Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

 

 

Janet Sue DeGroot, Choir Director

# of Years in Ministry:  53 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 

Starting a ladies choir and adding men, finding “The Gospel According to Scrooge” and the choir performing the cantata since 1985, the banquets, working with some of the most talented people a choir director could ever have and the many wonderful trips our church family has given us.  “We are a family at NBC and loving our congregation is so easy.  We have the most wonderful people in the world and we get to spend eternity with them!”

 

Gordon & Mary Schaefer, Custodians

# of Years in Ministry:  3.5 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 
Occasions when they have had the opportunity to pray with someone that has wandered into the church while they have been cleaning.  Sharing with someone on the sidewalk God’s love while washing windows & encouraging kids on bikes & skateboards & having the opportunity to invite them to church.
 
 
 

Lynn Rigelman, Sunday School Superintendent

# of Years in Ministry:  27 Years

Life’s Verse:
Highlight of Ministry: 

Growing up in such an amazing church and watching parents work so hard to make NBC what it is today.  Also working in all areas of the church has been a blessing, especially being able to chaperone Youth Mission Trips and witness daughters sharing their faith.