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Serving Elders

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Don Lambert - Pastor

Born and grew-up in the Cincinnati, Ohio area

Married to: Tammy Lambert

Family:  Don and Tammy currently have 14 children

Education: Graduated with honors with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Northland Baptist Bible College (1988) and a minor in Greek

Ministerial Experience: Pastor Lambert has been serving as the pastor of Dansville Baptist Church since January of 1996.  He was ordained to the ministry in November of 1992.  He began his pastoral ministry serving as the pastor of Land O' Lakes Bible Church in Land O' Lakes, WI the last two years of his college education.  From there he served as an assistant pastor  for three years at Lake Lansing Baptist Church in East Lansing, MI.  He then went on to help struggling churches for the next two years in Traverse City, MI, Grand Haven , MI as well as Springport, MI.  Pastor Lambert has also served as the chaplain and a counselor at the City Rescue Mission of Lansing and now serves on the Board of Directors.

Work Experience: In addition to his ministerial responsibilities, Pastor Lambert works for the Michigan Department of State serving as the manager of the Technical Integration Section for the Bureau of Branch Office Services.

Philosophy of Ministry:  "I believe the primary focus of the pastor is the feeding and tending to the 'flock of God.'  The local church exits for the purpose of teaching the Word of God, and the edifying fellowship of believers with the purpose to prepare each of us for the responsibilities God will grace us with daily.  As a pastor, much of my focus must be given to "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" and to prayer.  The Scripture must be seen as not only our theological authority, but as our practical living authority as well.  I believe this is best accomplished through expositional teaching/preaching, Biblical counseling, and ongoing fellowship with those God has allowed me to serve.  The pastor/teacher is not the "boss" of the congregation and must not "lord it over the flock," but is to always see himself as the slave of God, not seeking his own personal agenda, but daily poised to be at the disposal of his Lord.  Pastors serve the Lord only, and in so doing, serve His people."

Dan Carpenter - Elder

Born and grew-up:  in Greenville, South Carolina, grew up in Fowlerville, then Lansing, Michigan

Married to: Sandy (Hobolth) Carpenter

Family:  Dan & Sandy have three adult children

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology (Chemistry minor), and Master of Education in Biology Education from Bob Jones University.

Work Experience: Dan has taught High School Science for 35 years, the last 40 at Genesee Christian School (Burton, Michigan).

Matt Ayotte - Elder

Born and grew-up in the Port Huron, Michigan area

Married to: Kay Ayotte

Family:  Matt and Kay have 8 children

Education: Graduated with honors with a B.S. in Mathematics Education and a minor in Computer Science

Work Experience: Matt has worked in the field of technology for over 25 years and is currently employed by the State of Michigan as a business analyst. Positions previously held include:  Teacher, Systems Analyst, Director of Technology, Account Manager, Online Assessment Specialist, and product manager.

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