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Leadership

Maranatha Bible Church is shepherded by a plurality of elders who meet the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 and who unanimously, equally, and autonomously serve the local body of believers. These elders function as a team, equally sharing in the shepherding, teaching, and oversight of MBC. In addition to the elders, a group of deacons who meet the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3 serve by meeting practical needs within the body and freeing the elders to devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). For more information on MBC’s philosophy of leadership, please view our Leadership Philosophy (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Dr. Todd Dykstra

Pastor of Teaching and Leadership Testimony Education Graduated from The United States Air Force Academy, B.S. in Biology, 1993; Graduated from The Master’s Seminary, Master’s of Divinity, 2001; Ordained in November 2001; Graduated from The Master’s Seminary, Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, 2008. Family Married to Julie since 1993. My wife and I have…

Joe Hamlin

Testimony Education Graduated from Grand Valley State University, Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, 2010; Master’s degree in Social Work, 2012; Graduated from The Master’s Seminary, Master’s of Divinity, 2017. Family Married to my wonderful wife Kim since 1993. Kim and I have a daughter (Leslie); a son (Brian); a son in-law (Josh) and a grandson…

Bob Scott

Education  I have a Bachelors in Theology from South African Theology Seminary. Family Suzanne and I have been married since 2005 and we have two children, Bobby and Maisey. Career I am currently working here at MBC as the Pastor of Counseling, Equipping and Men’s Ministry, while pursing my MDiv. attending TES.  Hobbies We enjoy…

Dale Kleinheksel

Pastor of Congregational Care Testimony Education Attended Hope College 67-71,with a major in History and minor in Business. Graduated from Davenport University 1991, BBA in General Business with a Minor in Communication. Family Born in 1949 in Holland, MI.; Married to Kathy since June 26, 1971; Children: Aaron, married to Traci, have two children; Abbey,…

Chris Brown

Testimony Education Bachelor, Cedarville University, Davenport University; ThM Grace Theological Seminary, MBA Grand Valley State University. Family Wife Gloria, 2 kids, Rachel and Kevin Career Accountant, CPA Favorite Verses Matt 5:16 Hobbies Work . . . .but love to travel A Word about Maranatha Bible Church Great place to be with warm, caring Church family.…

Matt George

Testimony Education Graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory, B.M. in Trombone Performance, 1991. Graduated from Calvin College, B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Family I am married to my wife Patty since 1991.  We have two boys, Bryant and Casey. Career Software engineer. Favorite Verses 1 Peter 2:21-25 – 21For you have been called for this purpose, since…

Jim Kuiphof, Sr.

Testimony Education I attended Grand Rapids Junior College and Calvin College before enlisting in the United States Army. I was trained in the medical corp and served as an operating room technician in both Germany and in the states. Family Sharon and I have been married for over 50 years, and we have three children…

Michael Mouzakis

Testimony Education Graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Family I have been married to Jayne for 38 years. We have four sons, three daughters (-in-law) and five grandchildren. Career Pharmacist currently working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Favorite Verses Ecclesiastes 12:13; Philippians 2:1-11; Jude 24-25 Hobbies I enjoy being…

Todd Carpenter

Family I am married to my beautiful wife Rachel and have two daughters: Addisyn and Emilee. Career I am the store manager at Firehouse Guitars and love what I do. Favorite Verses Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–…

Dean Coates

Education Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College Family I have a wonderful wife Joan and grown kids Missy and Marty Dredge, and Jared Coates. Career 32 years at Spectrum Hospital – Butterworth as HVAC maintenance and electrician. Hobbies Downhill skiing, Mountain biking, Camping, Woodworking, Hunting Favorite Books Bible, Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes A…

Brittany Hill

Education I graduated from Grandville High School, finished two years at Grand Valley State University and, after getting married, transferred to Eastern Michigan University where I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Family I have been married to my husband Tim for 15 years, a journey mixed with plenty of good times, bad times,…

Paula Humphrey

Education A graduate of Comstock Park Public Schools and graduate of Grand Rapids Junior College with an Associate in Art. Family In 1979 the Lord blessed my life with Rick Humphrey. We began our journey with our “couple-life” verse Psalm 34:3. Daily we live to magnify the Lord with our lives. Although we are now…

Matt Tomlinson

Education and Career I graduated from Comstock Park High School in 2007. I then took classes at GRCC for programming and networking before getting my job at United Bank of Michigan as a Network Administrator. Family My beautiful wife, Rosie, and I have been married since April 2012. We have a dog, a cat, a…