Pastor Ben grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He received Christ at the age of 7 through the children's ministry at his local church. In his sophomore year of college, he surrendered to the ministry. While in full time ministry over the last 13 years, he has been a Christian School educator, Music Director, Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. Pastor Ben accepted the call to be Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in December of 2017. He and his wife have 3 children who are a vital part of the ministry here at First Baptist. His prayer is that First Baptist Church would be a lighthouse that would shine the light of the gospel in Goodrich and around the world!
Pastor Riley grew up in Montrose, Michigan. He received Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of ten. Three years later he felt God calling him to the ministry and surrendered to that call while at summer camp. He completed his degree at Pensacola Christian college while using his summers to work at camp and church internships. He and his wife were recently married and are excited about serving here at First Baptist Church of Goodrich. Pastor Riley is leading the youth as well as the missions programs, both of which God has given him a burden and passion about.