PASTOR PAUL BROWN  •  Senior Pastor
Pastor Brown received his college degree from Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, SC, in 1979. He also completed a masters degree in Pastoral Studies from BJU in 1991. Pastor Brown has served at several churches in his years of ministry. Previous to coming to Bay City Baptist, he served at Oakwood Baptist Church in Anderson, SC. Pastor Brown has been the senior pastor at Bay City since June of 2009. His main responsibilities include overseeing the entire ministry, leading the pastoral team, and the teaching/preaching ministry of the church. Pastor Brown is the primary teaching/preaching pastor. Pastor Brown and his wife Debbie have one son. Click here for messages by Pastor Brown.

PASTOR DAVE BENDER  •  Family Ministries, Counseling Center
Pastor Dave graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in 1983, and then completed a masters degree at Northland International University in 1996. He has two certificates in counseling from CCEF, and completed a masters degree in counseling in 2017. He is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He has served at Faith Baptist Church of Canoga Park, CA (1984-1990), and here at Bay City since 1990. He oversees family ministries, the counseling center, and teaches senior high Bible in the school. Pastor Dave and Julie have three children. Click for messages by Pastor Dave.

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PASTOR AARON LICHTENWALNER  •  Youth & Assistant Pastor
Pastor Aaron received his college education at Northland International University, finishing his last year at Boyce College in 2016. While at Northland, he served during the summers at The Wilds of New England which included speaking churches around New England. Pastor Aaron also served at Bay City’s church plant while at Northland. Pastor Aaron’s responsibilities include the youth ministry, leading worship, children’s, and outreach ministries. Pastor Aaron and Meagan were married in February of 2017.

DR. MICHAEL PHILLIPS  •  Bay City Christian School Administrator
Dr. Phillips graduated from Bob Jones University in 1986 with a degree in Bible and mathematics education. He has served for 28 years in Christian schools in Virginia and North Carolina as teacher, coach, athletic director, and administrator. In 1996 he earned a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and then completed a specialist’s degree in educational leadership in 2006. Mike also earned a doctorate in education in educational administration in 2015. Dr. Phillips and his wife Shellee have four children.

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DR. MORRIS G. BENDER  •  Pastor Emeritus
Pastor Bender retired as Senior Pastor of Bay City Baptist in July of 2007. He served as a pastor for 48 years at two churches in Minnesota, and then at Bay City beginning in 1985. He is a graduate of Northwestern College and Central Baptist Seminary. Maranatha Baptist University awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1999. Pastor and Mrs. Bender have three children and eight grandchildren. Pastor Bender leads the Young At Heart activities and participates in many other church ministries.