Greg has four brothers and two sisters. He married Elizabeth Akers on 8/15/87 and they have two sons and a daughter. Greg came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior in Fall of 1992. He is a third generation farmer and uses it for Christ's glory.
Pastor Tim Pasma has ministered at LaRue Baptist Church since the Spring of 1985. He is married to Rebecca and God has blessed them with six children, two wonderful daughters-in-law, an unbelievable son-in-law, and 11 grandchildren. Pastor Tim earned a B.A. from Cedarville University (1977) and the M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary (1981). He is also a Fellow in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and serves on its Board of Trustees. He has lectured frequently on counseling issues at counseling conferences and for a number of Christian organizations.
Mark Strine has attended LaRue Baptist Church since 2005 and served as a Deacon since 2013. He is married to Jennifer (2005) and God has blessed them with three children. Mark has earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University (2005) and currently works as a Mechanical Engineer in the HVAC Industry.
Dennis has been a member of LaRue Baptist Church since 2003. He has served as a Deacon since 2012, as Director of Christian Education since 2010, and as a Sunday School teacher since 2007. Dennis received a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University in 2011. He currently works at a local school in the technology department.
Dan has been a member of LaRue Baptist Church since the early 80s and been on the Deacon board for all but about 5 or 6 of those years. He has also served as a Sunday School Teacher, S.S. superintendent, choir director and worship leader. He and his wife Nancy have been married 47 yrs and have three children and six grandchildren. Dan worked for the U.S Postal Service for 40 yrs, retiring in 2013.
I have been married for more than 30 years to my wife Mary, we have four children- Michelle, Alisha, Bethany and Julaina. We also have four wonderful granddaughters and 1 wonderful son-in-law, Collin Loch.
I became a Christian sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990 (The Lord was working with me and I was fighting Him, I am not sure what the date was that He removed my heart of stone). I was baptized in November 1990.
I grew up believing in God, and there’s much he did in my life, However I did not fully understand the Gospel until I started attending a church that held to the word.
As a family we came to LBC in 1995. After becoming members Mary and I taught Sunday school, were youth group leaders, I worked on the maintenance committee and have been a deacon more than 10 years.