Pastoral Staff

Pastor Lester DeGroot, Senior Pastor
Education: Grand Rapids Bible College
Years in Ministry: 63 years
Life’s Verse: Psalm 34:8
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
Years in Ministry: 40 years
Life Verse: 1 Corinthians 1: 26-29, 31
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.

Pastor Eric Lamphere, Youth Pastor
Education: Crown Bible College
Years in Ministry:
Life Verse:
Highlight of Ministry:

Support Staff

Lisa Guernsey, Church Secretary
Life 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. 

Steve Coplin, Choir Director
Life Verse:
Highlight of Ministry:

Gordon & Mary Schaefer, Custodians
Life Verse: Colossians 3:17
Highlight of Ministry: Occasions when they have had the opportunity to pray with someone who 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
Life Verse: Psalm 86:5
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.