Roger Bird

“No.” This was Roger Bird’s response when his pastor asked him if he’d be the church planter they’d done a nationwide search for, and hadn’t been able to find. “I don’t like church that much. I don’t want to be the main guy.” He was the “kid guy,” the one who was happy to leave…

Eliza Bast

“What else can I build?” That was Eliza Bast’s response to completing the task of directing and designing the programming and infrastructure for The Point Community Center. She didn’t need the Commissioned Pastor program to help her be a “doer” – she’d always been that. In fact, it’s her “doer” personality that made the CP…

Ted Polleys

One of our pastoral candidates, Ted Polleys (Charlevoix, Michigan), recently wrote, “I will be commissioned in January! Thank you for all of your help. This truly has been an incredible experience. The CP [Commissioned Pastor] program has been a perfect fit for me, and I am so excited to see what God has in store.…

Gene McClellan

After a twenty year career in the Navy as a lay chaplain, Gene McClellan returned to the Ludington, MI area and started HELP (Hands Extended Loving People) Ministry. This ministry provides furniture, appliances, and household goods to families and individuals in need of such. It assists clients with rent, utilities, medical bills, and transportation, in…