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Andy grew up in the home of a worship leader and placed his faith in Christ at a young age. As a teenager the Lord moved powerfully in his life, and knowing Jesus became his singular ambition. Andy has a passion for studying, preaching, and teaching God’s word. Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, he relishes experiencing the beauty of nature with his lovely wife, Jenni, and their inquisitive children. His spiritual influences include Augustine of Hippo, John Calvin, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, A.W. Tozer, C.S. Lewis, Keith Green, R.C. Sproul, Don Carson, John Piper, and Timothy Keller. Few things bring him more joy than seeing others recognize the worth and beauty of the Triune God.
Raised in a pastor’s family, Brian was graciously drawn to Christ as a teenager and began preaching when he was 18. Brian became our Lead Pastor in 2003. Brian is married to Holly and they have four children. Holly works as an administrative assistant at a local Christian school. Brian has authored multiple books, enjoys reading, and loves the theological writings of John Calvin, John Owen, and Jonathan Edwards, and the imaginative stories of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: which means his teaching is riddled with quotes in Old English juxtaposed with illustrations from Narnia and Middle Earth.
Del completed a Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy, and worked as a counselor before joining Life Action Ministries, where he has served since 1996. Del has been involved in our church for over twenty years and has served as an elder, pastor, teacher, and counselor. Del and his wife, Debra, live in Buchanan, Michigan, and are the proud parents of four children: Shepard, Kária, Chálissa, and Sōl.
Raised by missionaries in Central America, Phil began his journey with Christ as a boy. He is married to Christy and they have six children. Phil has worked in Christian ministry as an audio producer for several nationally-syndicated Christian radio programs. He echoes Paul’s words, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” God has used the ministries of Steve Lawson, Lance Quinn, D. A. Carson, John Piper, and Ed Welch in Phil’s spiritual growth. He enjoys the music of Michael Card and outdoor activities like fishing and camping with his family.