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Pastor Bart Spencer

Senior Pastor

1982 - Pastor Spencer married his High School sweetheart, the former Suzan Davis of Bethany, IL, May 29, 1982.
Pastor and Sue have 4 children and 21 grandchildren and growing!
1982-1991 - Spent 9 years in the United States Air Force. In November 1984, while stationed at Grissom AFB, IN, and after reading "God's Simple Plan of Salvation," Pastor placed his faith in Christ for forgiveness of his sins.
1995-1997 - Moved to Morrisonville, IL where he was installed as the Assistant Pastor to L.E. Hunter.
1997-Present - Pastor Spencer, Sue, and their 4 children were used of God to organize the Landmark Baptist Church of Holland, MI August 1, 1997. At the 6th anniversary the name was changed to Lighthouse Baptist Church (LBC).

1980 - Graduate of Bethany HS, Bethany, IL
1990 - Recipient of the John L. Levitow Award from NCO Leadership School, Ellsworth, AFB, Rapid City, SD. This award is presented to the top graduate of each class. While stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT, he spent his lunch hours taking courses through Mountain States Baptist College
1995 - Graduated with honors from MSBC
2006 - Earned Bible Institute Degree from FBI, Monroe, LA
2015 - Masters of Ministry, Baptist College of America, Kokomo, IN
2018 - Awarded a Doctor of Divinity through Midwestern Baptist College and Seminary, Orion, MI.

Doug Potgeter

Assistant Pastor

Doug married the former Hannah Spencer in Holland, MI on October 5, 2012. They have been blessed with five boys: Hudson, Zach, Oliver, Greyson, and Owen (updated family picture to come).

In July of 2005, while attending Indian Creek Baptist Camp, the Holy Spirit brought great conviction to Doug and showed him his need for Christ. It was then that he believed on Jesus and was born again.

In 2008, after finishing high school, he had the privilege of pursuing education for ministry at Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC.

Upon returning to Holland in 2012, he had the great honor of serving in the various ministries of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

In 2015 he was given the role of Assistant Pastor as a part-time position, and then in 2017, the church decided to take the Potgeter family on full-time.