David L. Nichols earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his Masters and Doctor of Ministry from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he served as a member of the administration for many years. He has pastored four churches in Illinois and Michigan and is the author of three books available on Amazon: Understanding the Old Testament: A Narrative Summary (2008); Learning to Love Your Neighbor: Finding Your Place in God’s Plan to Fix a Broken World (2014); and Encountering Jesus Today: Revolution and Resurrection (2016). He is a passionate visionary who gets excited about new directions for old churches.
Rev. Dr. Sanchita Kisku, Assistant Pastor for Pastoral Care
Rev. Dr. Sanchita Kisku is a Missiologist in feminist-womanist and cultural anthropological studies. She taught World Christianity and Mission in India for three years. As an Indigenous women representative, she served the central committee of the World Council of Churches (2006-2011). She challenges through her academic and public presentations as of how in a multicultural context many indigenous women are expected to perform the traditional gender roles that are prescribed by the patriarchal society. Rev. Kisku is a Global Mission Scholar and Ruth Rossing Foundation Scholar who earned her Ph.D. in the area of World Christianity and Global Mission from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2014. Her doctoral research is The Indigenous Santal Christian Women: Retrieving our cultural past and constructing an Egalitarian Theology for the Indigenous church in India. Rev. Kisku also has rich experience in the area of Clinical Pastoral Education and currently engaged to pursue Supervisory education. Rev. Kisku has a passion to provide pastoral care and counseling for the vulnerable, those who are suffering pain and chronic ailment.
Amy Lehman, Office Administrator and Building Manager
Amy Lehman joined the First Baptist Church staff in June 2019. She can be found in the front office juggling multiple tasks! Amy is committed to serving the church and the downtown community. She is also passionate about environmental issues. You may find her enjoy the outdoors on the weekend.
Eleazar "Junior" Salas, Custodian
He loves to take care, clean, and maintenance of this historic church. He has provided security for the last 10 years and would like to do as needed.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Church Activities ( Many church activities are currently on hold. Please call Church Office for details information)
Contemporary Discussion at 9:30 a.m. Currently on hold
Every Sunday morning in the Clough Room we come together to talk about controversial issues and practice civility toward those who differ from us. Most issues are more complicated than we are led to believe.
Bible Study at 10:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday Pastor Dave discusses the upcoming Sunday scriptures.
Men's Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. Currently on hold
The third Tuesday of each month (Poor Richard's Cafe, 1105 E.Crosstown, Kalamazoo)
Women's Bible Study at 5:30 p.m. Currently on hold
The third Wednesday of each month ( Professional Offices, 3608 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo)
315 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - Noon / 1 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Friday by appointment only
CLOSED - Saturday
Only for an Emergency or Pastoral care, Please Call ( 773-983-8782)