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Paula Humphrey


A graduate of Comstock Park Public Schools and graduate of Grand Rapids Junior College with an Associate in Art.


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 empty-nesters, God blessed us with “4” children; our daughter Nicole and her husband Jeremy, our son Garrett, and our youngest daughter Kalene.


With my Associate degree I went into Interior Design after college working full time until the birth of our first child. Because Rick & I valued the privilege of raising children, I was able to dedicate my early years raising a family only working part-time in design, education and sales. In September of 2004 I filled the posting at MBC as Administrative Assistant. I love the variety this position has offered me. I wear many hats and love the many opportunities I have had to be used by the Lord as He incorporates my talents and spiritual gift for His service in this area ministry.


Spending time with my family tops my list. I also enjoy downhill skiing, sharing my love of music and “playing in the yard”.

Favorite Books

I have several favorite authors. When I find time to read I enjoy anything by Terri Blackstock, Karen Kingsbury, Dee Henderson & Liz Curtis Higgs.

A word about Maranatha Bible Church

At the age of 8, a dear friend invited me to attend the girls group here at MBC. Through the outreach ministry of Day Camp I learned of my need for a Savior and received Christ during a Bible study class. When Rick and I married, we chose Maranatha as our place to worship and raise our family. I have had many opportunities to serve and use my talents at MBC. I have also been discipled, nurtured, and matured under the Word that is preached regularly.

Favorite Verses

Though the entire Word of God is precious, I treasure the 23 rd Psalm. While home schooling I memorized that passage with our daughter. I have had many opportunities to put those verses to song. I find it easier to memorize scripture when it is put to music. I love singing God’s Word, whatever verse it is.