Meet Our Pastor:

Jeff Sheeks


Pastor Jeff Sheeks arrived at First Baptist Church in Brooklyn in 2006. He earned his Master’s degree from Grace Theological Seminary in 1996 and formerly served at Calvary Baptist Church in Union, IA and Grace Baptist Church in Plover, WI, before moving to Michigan. Jeff married his lovely wife, Cindy, in 1990. Together they have raised two children, Karl and Katlyn. Pastor Sheeks enjoys playing most sports, exploring new restaurants, and visiting sunny destinations. Together Jeff and Cindy have worked to share the love of Christ through teaching and discipleship. In addition to the many functions of the church, they are both actively involved in Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). Pastor Sheeks serves on the State Board in Michigan and Cindy is the State Office Administrator for CEF of Michigan.

Meet our Youth Pastor:

Kyle Metdepenningen


Kyle Metdepenningen joined the staff of First Baptist in July of 2016. He graduated with his B.A. in Specialized Ministry in May of 2016 from Clarks Summit University. Kyle met his beautiful wife, Laura, while serving at Lake Ann Camp. While in college, Kyle had the privilege to serve as the youth coordinator at Meade Street Baptist Church in Wilks Barre, Pennsylvania. Between his experiences at Meade Street Baptist Church and Lake Ann Camp, Kyle decided to pursue a degree in ministry.

Kyle’s main responsibilities at FBC include leading the student ministry, as well as some oversight of corporate worship and basketball ministry. Kyle enjoys watching and playing sports during his free time, especially motor sports!

What We Believe

We Believe. . .
. . . that the Holy Bible is the Word of the living God: true, inerrant, steadfast, and unchangeable.
(II Timothy 3:16-17)
. . . that there is but one true and living God; and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 43:10; I John 5:7)
. . . that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, the just for the unjust; freely, and by divine appointment of the Father, taking the sinner’s place fully paying his penalty.
(Titus 2:14)
. . . that upon sincere repentance, Godly sorrow for sin, and a whole hearted acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, they who call upon Him may be justified by faith, through His precious blood.
(I John 1:9; Romans 5:1,2)
. . . the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, the source and power of all acceptable worship and service, who indwells every true believer and is ever present to testify of Christ, seeking to occupy us with Him, and not with ourselves or our experiences.
(John 15:26; 16:13-14; Acts 5:3-4.1:8, Romans 8:9,26-27)
. . . that salvation has been secured by the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and is received by faith alone and that the moment we trust in Him as our Savior we pass from death unto everlasting life, justified and accepted before God, made one with Him.
(Hebrews 9:15; John 5:24; Romans 3:23-25,28; Ephesians 1:3; John 17:23: Galatians 2:20, 4:6-7, 5:16)
. . . that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; that He will descend from Heaven in the clouds of glory.
(I Thessalonians 4:16,17)
. . . that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8)


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