FBC's Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. George A. Huffsmith- Interim Pastor
Rev. Dr. George A. Huffsmith was born son of George and Gertrude Huffsmith of Hornell, NY and brought up in the First Baptist Church. At FBC Hornell was baptized in 1966, licensed for ministry, married to Joanne O’Brien 1976 and January 1, 1982 was ordained to the Gospel Ministry.
Education includes AAS degree from Corning Community College in Corning, NY; BA degree in Speech Communications, SUNY Geneseo, NY; M.Div. degree in Pastoral Ministry & D.Min. degree in Marriage and Family Ministry from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) Philadelphia, PA.
The Huffsmiths have 3 daughters; Tasha, married to Kyle Wilson and mother of Amelia Wilson; Chelsea, married to Todd Haefele; and Janelle Huffsmith all of the Rochester, NY area.
Dr. Huffsmith has served churches in New York, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana before coming to Kalamazoo. He enjoys travel, seeing new places and meeting new people.
Rev. Cal Mastin- Care Pastor
Robert Jordan - Music Director & Church Organist
Robert is from Tell City, Indiana and is the son of Jerry and Dorothy Jordan. After completing a Bachelor of Music Education at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington Indiana, Robert moved to Coldwater, Michigan to begin his teaching career. Following this, he began studying with Dr. Karl Schrock at Western Michigan University, where he received his Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. Robert now teaches choral and instrumental music at Portage North Middle School and Northern High School. Before his employment as Organist at First Baptist, he held organist positions at the First Presbyterian Church of Coldwater, MI, the Union Church of Quincy, MI, and St. Paul's Catholic Church of Tell City, IN spanning a career of over nineteen years as a church organist.
Marcy Mein- Church Office Administrator
Eleazar "Junior" Salas - Caretaker/Security