Pastor Bart Spencer
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 (as of 2020) they have 20 grandchildren.
1982-1991 - Spent 9 years in the USAF. 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).
His Educational Biography Is As Follows:
-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.
-1990 While stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT, he spent his lunch hours taking courses through Mountain States Baptist College (MSBC)
-1991 He separated from the USAF and became a full time student at MSBC
-1995 Pastor 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.
Under Pastor Spencer's direction LBC has long been known for its encouraging spirit and giving. As of 2020 over $1.7 million has been given to worldwide evangelization.
Assistant Doug Potgeter
Doug married the former Hannah Spencer in Holland, MI on October 5, 2012. They have been blessed with four boys: Hudson (6), Zach (5), Oliver (3), and Greyson (2). 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, and in 2015 he was given the role of Assistant Pastor as a part-time position. In 2017 the church decided to take the Potgeters on full-time.