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Chris Radcliffe

Lead Pastor

More about Pastor Chris coming soon!

Eddie Howell

Worship Coordinator

Eddie is a recent transplant to Michigan from Kentucky. He and his wife, Jackie, moved to Davison to be closer to their grandchildren, Reagan and Charlie.

Eddie has been actively involved in ministry through music for over forty years. During this time his musical career has included positions as an adjunct music professor, music educator, professional musician, denominational choral and instrumental music consultant, U.S. Army band musician, and small business owner. He completed his B.M. in vocal music from Campbellsville University (KY); M.C.M. in instrumental conducting from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (KY); Diploma in trumpet from the United States Army School of Music (VA); D.M.M. in choral conducting from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (KY); and Rank 1 in music education from Western Kentucky University.

In addition to Eddie’s position at First Baptist, he is the music director for the Lapeer County Concert Choir and an adjunct music professor with Mott Community College.

Chris Frezza

Worship Coordinator

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Dorothea Weist

Pastoral Care & Local Missions Coordinator

Dorothea was born and raised in the Davison area and worked in Civil Engineering for over twenty years. However, after a slight redirection of God and a growing passion to care for those in need, Dorothea received the calling to be Pastoral Care and Local Missions Coordinator. She considers it a privilege to serve in this capacity -- she has a heartbeat for serving people, teaching and collecting resources for care and service in local missions around the community. Dorothea has been married to Darrell for thirty-six years, and they have four grown children and two grandchildren. Dorothea, in her spare time, loves to spoil her grandchildren, camping and kayaking.

Barb Clark

4th Street Small Group & Youth Coordinator

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Karyn Rutledge

4th Street Large Group Coordinator

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Kelly Lewis

Little Sneakers Coordinator

Kelly currently works full-time as a mechanical enginer, obtaining her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI/Kettering University, and a MS degree in Industrial Operations from Lawrence Technological University (which exercises her inner "geek"). However, Kelly is also passionate about children's ministry, and she works with children to exercise her giggle! Kelly started working with children while in high school and her calling to children’s ministry has been gradual over time, including Sunday School Teacher, VBS Director, and Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She loves the children, maybe because she has a child-like heart! Kelly also believes that every child is special to God and wants every child to realize that Jesus loves and cares for them no matter what challenges they may face. Kelly married Dean in September 2012 and they live in Goodrich. She enjoys doting over her nephews and niece. Kelly also enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, recumbent trike riding, taking Aqua Zumba, and swimming.

Tracy Evans

Office Manager/Graphic Designer

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Gary Lloyd

Ignite Community Coordinator

Gary was born in Harrisburg, IL, but was raised mostly in Pontiac, MI. He eventually moved with his wife Arleen and 5 children to Lapeer, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA degree in Organizational Communication and Music. He also has a MS degree in Administration degree in progress at Central Michigan University. He has been involved with ministry at FBC for over 15 years, serving mostly as a worship leader and keyboardist on the praise team. With a passion for seeing people come alive in Christ, Gary now coordinates our Ignite Community initiative. For leisure, Gary enjoys music, golf, woodcarving, photography, travel and playing with his 7 grandchildren.

Rick O'Dell

Facilities Manager

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