michael-barrettMichael Barrett

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Dr. Michael Bar­rett is Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. Formerly, Dr. Barrett served as president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on Semitic languages.



pastor-michael-hardingMichael Harding

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Troy, MI

Pastor Mike Harding was saved as an eight-year old boy through the bus ministry of Marquette Manor Baptist Church in Chicago and accepted the call to preach at 11. Mike attended Bob Jones University in 1974, and after graduation from BJU, Mike served as youth pastor for six years at Oak Forest Baptist Temple and then went on to accept the call to pastor First Baptist Church of Troy in 1985. Pastor Harding serves on the boards for the Gospel Fellowship Association and Bob Jones University.



David Huffstutler

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rockford, IL

David Huffstutler serves as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. He holds a B.A. from Bob Jones University, an M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Prior to coming to Rockford, David served as an assistant pastor in Troy, MI. He and his wife Holly have four children.


pastor-steven-thomasSteve Thomas

Senior Pastor, Huron Baptist Church, Flat Rock, MI

Pastor Thomas has served at Huron Baptist Church since 1983.  He has over thirty years experience in the ministry.  He holds the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary and brings a thorough knowledge of the Bible to the teaching and counseling ministries of the church.  He displays a passion for the clear, accurate, and relevant communication of the word of God.  Pastor Thomas and his wife Sheree have two children.


pastor-ralph-warrenRalph Warren

Senior Pastor, Lake County Baptist Church, Waukegan, IL

Ralph Warren has been the Senior Pastor of Lake County Baptist Church for the past 18 years. He was the Pastor at Lifegate Baptist Church in West St. Louis County for 8 years prior to coming here. He has earned a degree in Laboratory Medicine, a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology, a Master’s degree in Education, and a Master’s degree in Exegetical Theology and a also Doctorate of Divinity in 2016.


dr-david-saxonDavid Saxon

Department of Bible and Church Ministries, Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI

Dr. David Saxon taught math at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina as both part-time (1985-1988) and full-time (1989-1990) math faculty. He also taught as part-time math faculty at Greenville Technical College from 1990 until he came to Maranatha in 1999. Dr. Saxon also served as a pastor/elder at Community Baptist Church in Greer, SC, from 1990 until 1999.