OUR TEAM

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OUR TEAM – OVER SEER BOARD

 
Lew Vander Meer – Senior Pastor, New Community Church, Grand Rapids, Mi

Lew Vander Meer – Senior Pastor, New Community Church, Grand Rapids, Mi

Josh Reece – Senior Pastor, Vertical Church, Zeeland, MI

Josh Reece – Senior Pastor, Vertical Church, Zeeland, MI

Neil Kelly – Senior Pastor Refuge Church, Portage, MI

Neil Kelly – Senior Pastor Refuge Church, Portage, MI

Jerry McQuay – Senior Pastor, Christian Life Center, Tilney Park, Illinois

Jerry McQuay – Senior Pastor, Christian Life Center, Tilney Park, Illinois

Randy Don Giovanni – Evangelist/Pastor RandyDon Ministries, Byron Center, MI

Randy Don Giovanni – Evangelist/Pastor RandyDon Ministries, Byron Center, MI

 

LEAD TEAM

Nick Porter – Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Connections.  "God loves people. I love people. God's a people person and so am I. I love connecting and leading people to discover who they are in Christ and at Better Life Church, serving and equipping the saints to be the person that they were redeemed and created to be. I am passionate about seeing believers walk in freedom and in the Spirit with authority in Christ Jesus, living a victorious life."

Nick Porter – Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Connections. 

"God loves people. I love people. God's a people person and so am I. I love connecting and leading people to discover who they are in Christ and at Better Life Church, serving and equipping the saints to be the person that they were redeemed and created to be. I am passionate about seeing believers walk in freedom and in the Spirit with authority in Christ Jesus, living a victorious life."

Russell & Melodie Davis – Pastors of Outreach and Families. Russell and Melodie serve as a team at BLC ministering in outreach to our community (particularly local colleges) as well as ministering to BLC families. Russell also serves as the BLC Tech Director and Melodie serves on the Worship Team and Prayer Team.

Russell & Melodie Davis – Pastors of Outreach and Families.

Russell and Melodie serve as a team at BLC ministering in outreach to our community (particularly local colleges) as well as ministering to BLC families. Russell also serves as the BLC Tech Director and Melodie serves on the Worship Team and Prayer Team.


STAFF

Michelle Abbott – Hospitality Team Director

Michelle and her team work hard to make sure to serve BLC attenders and guests refreshing hot coffee, teas, water and at times a light snack. Michelle, our pastor's wife, has a heart and passion for hospitality. She loves to entertain and provide great snacks for our BLC events. 


Shawna Diehl – Interim Worship Leader

As a worship leader I get the honor of providing the opportunity for believers to experience and celebrate the presence of God together. However, I have learned that a song service does not a worship service make. In other words, merely following along with words on a screen is not what makes our times together worship. Worship happens in our gathering when we, as 24/7 worshippers, come together and let our lifestyle of worship overflow in a time of shared celebration, gratitude, supplication and intercession. As I leader I must maintain my own lifestyle of worship but this is not my responsibility alone. The more each of us at BLC choose to let our entire life be worship unto God, the more meaningful and dynamic our shared worship will be. I look forward to experiencing what God has for as a body during my time at BLC.