Pastor Jeff Burr, Senior Pastor
Jeff spent a year teaching English at the People’s University in Beijing, China before coming to Forest Hills Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
He enjoys reading church history, recreating with his kids and competing in any sport. He is passionate about the church as a missional community in the world. He and his wife Sheri have 7 children: Anna, Jonathan, Abigail, Lydia, Noah, Maria, and Micah. Sheri holds a nursing degree from Cedarville University and is involved in the music ministry of the church.
Pastor Craig Perry, Pastor of Family Ministries
Craig oversees student ministries and leads the church in worship. He is passionate about teaching God’s truth to the next generation and helping young people to love Christ’s church. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, Cedarville University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
He and his wife Kathy have 4 children: Karisa, Hannah, Megan, and Zachary.
The elders are called on to be shepherds of the church – serving under Jesus Christ as the Head Shepherd. In this capacity, they are responsible to provide oversight of the various ministries of the church and ensure the accurate teaching of God’s Word. The Elder Council is comprised of both staff and members of the congregation at large.
The deacons have been called to serve people of the church, to meet their temporal needs. Each deacon prays for and looks out for the needs of a care group, usually (8-10 individuals or family units). They meet monthly to pray, discuss ways to care for the flock, and disperse benevolent funds (a special offering taken monthly to meet financial needs both inside and outside the church).