The church staff, pastors, and deacons serve the church body by working alongside the congregation in the various ministries of the church: Our pastors provide spiritual leadership and teaching to equip the church, and deacons serve those leading and working in our ministries. Pastors and deacons are called by the church based on qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
David Crabb serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lapeer. David grew up in Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC. After earning a bachelors degree in Rhetoric and Public Address, he attended seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree. Before he was called to the pastorate at First Baptist Church of Lapeer, David served for three years on the staff of a church in the metro Detroit area. David and his wife Stephanie have a daughter, Evelyn.
David regularly blogs at www.davecrabb.com.
Ross grew up in Woburn, MA, about 10 miles Northwest of Boston. His father, Jim, works as a farmer, leading the now fifth-generation family greenhouse business. He grew up attending The Church of the Open Bible in Burlington, MA and was schooled at its Open Bible Academy. Upon graduation, Ross attended Northland Baptist Bible College, receiving his Bachelor's in Bible with a math minor. After completing a pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C., Ross moved to Lousiville, KY where he finished a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to First Baptist, Ross served on the staff at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Ross and his wife Suemi welcomed their daughter Lily in August, 2011.