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.

 
 

Support Staff:

Lisa Guernsey, Church Secretary

# of Years in Ministry:  <1 Year

Life’s Verse:
Psalm 71:23
Highlight of Ministry: 

Having attended Nashville Baptist Church my entire life, the people here are family. It is a privilege to be part of the staff and have the opportunity to serve in this way.  Music has been my ministry for the past 40 years.   Finding out people have come to know Jesus because of the words they heard me sing is by far the biggest highlight of my ministry.     

 

Janet Sue DeGroot, Choir Director

# of Years in Ministry:  56 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.