Born and raised in a devout Christian family living in western Michigan, Pastor bc came to faith in Jesus Christ early in his life. It was in his home church that he met, courted, and eventually married his "childhood sweetheart," Kristy. God has since led them in a number of ministry roles, beginning in music and youth ministries, and progressing over the course of time into the Pastoral role. Most of his earlier ministry positions were in Baptist churches. However in 2004, God led him to pursue ordination and ministry within the context of the Christian Reformed Church. Pastor bc has worked in churches in Michigan, California, Oregon, and now, Washington. His musical and speaking ministries have led him to a number of ministry venues over the years, including church services, radio, retreats, seminars, college & seminary settings, as well as concerts, choral conducting, and some dramatic presentations. He and Kristy have raised four children -- each of whom maintains a lively faith and active church participation. He holds 3 ministry degrees from Western Seminary in Portland, OR: Master of Church Music, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry. When not involved in ministry, he enjoys rebinding old books, woodworking, various sporting activities, collecting (mostly books, recordings, stereoview cards, etc.) reading, and writing.