Senior PastorPastor Mike has been Senior Pastor at Simpson Creek since April of 1991. He has attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, and is a graduate of Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is a relative of Stonewall Jackson, and loves to hike the Civil War battlefields.
Mike has been pastor of four churches, including congregations in Philadelphia, Saginaw, Michigan, and Roanoke, Virginia. He has traveled widely, has led tours to Israel on many occasions, and participates in conferences and seminars throughout the United States. He is a long time member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the American Association of Christian Counselors. His main interest is in strong Bible teaching and preaching.
Pastor of Youth & Young AdultsPastor Ben started here at Simpson Creek in May 2014. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2001 with a degree in Youth Ministries and a minor in Counseling. He has served as a youth pastor in four different churches, including churches in Chattanooga, TN and Clarksburg, WV.
Ben married his wife Sarah in 2001, and they have three children: Sierra, Kiersten, and Joey. Ben loves hanging out with teens, doing anything outdoors, and playing or coaching soccer. His family enjoys vacations to the beach, camping trips, and visiting family in Michigan.
Ben loves studying and continuing his ministry education. His favorite books of the Bible are Psalms, Romans, and James. His greatest thrills in ministry are seeing people follow Jesus, becoming faithful disciples of Christ, and serving in whatever ways God would have them serve. Ben also loves to travel and serve on mission teams, and he enjoys Christ-honoring music and concerts. His favorite food is Chinese!
Children's Ministry Coordinator