Pastor Bart Spencer
Pastor Spencer married the former Suzan Davis of Bethany, IL, May 29, 1982. Pastor and Sue 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 trust in Christ for forgiveness of his sins and the privilege of a new life. His educational biography began while in the USAF where he was awarded the John L. Levitow Award, the highest award presented at the graduation ceremony of the NCO Leadership School, Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, SD. In the fall of 1990 while stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT he began taking college courses through Mountain States Baptist College on his lunch hours. August 1991 he separated from the USAF and began full time preparation for the ministry graduating with honors in May 1995. Pastor Spencer was used of God to organize the Landmark Baptist Church of Holland, MI August 1, 1997. The name was later changed to Lighthouse Baptist (LBC). Subsequent education includes a Bible Institute Degree from FBI, Monroe, LA; Masters of Ministry, Baptist College of America, Kokomo, IN; awarded the 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 nearly $1.5million 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.