Jeremiah Ketchum-Senior Pastor

I have had the privilege of living in Clare since 2009 and serving as Senior Pastor of BCC since 2014. My wife, Elisa, and I have been married since 2000 and have four boys: Kaleb, Jaden, Neiko and Owen. I like to read (a lot), drink coffee the consistency of used motor oil (a lot of it), eat ice cream (more than I should), baseball, explore new places with my family and play a round of golf here and there. I love my wife, my kids, my church and more than anything, my God.

Previously, we served with New Tribes Mission and with two other churches in the Michigan area.

Some of the books and people who have influenced me the most include: J.I. Packer, John Piper, John Owen, Jerry Bridges, Hudson Taylor, George Dagley, Dick Cross, William Carey, Jim Elliot, Alistair Begg, Gary Coombs, Wayne Grudem, and Charles Spurgeon.


Steve evans-children's ministry pastor

I grew up in Western Pennsylvania before attending Huntington University. I graduated Huntington in 1995 with a degree in Educational Ministries. I started at BCC in November of 1995 as Youth Pastor. In September of 2015 I became the Children's Pastor. I married my wife, Jessica, in July of 2008. In May of 2010 we had our first child, Sarah. In May of 2013 we had our second child, Ben. In December of 2014 we were blessed with our 3rd child, Joseph. God called me to Ministry when I was 13. I have a passion for working with youth and teaching them about God. I love watching kids and teens begin a relationship with God and hunger for His direction in their life.

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hunter taylor-youth Pastor

I joined our staff as our Youth Ministry Intern in the Fall of 2017.  I grew up attending BCC, but in 2014, I moved away while spenting some time working in camping ministry.  Currently I'm attending Eastern University working towards obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry Leadership.  During my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, playing basketball, and watching football with my dog, Bo.  

Contact info: ph. 989.289.9246 email.

dan lake-worship pastor

I love Jesus, my family, and Music!!  I have served as the Worship Pastor at BCC since November 2018.  My amazing wife Traci and I have been married since 2001. She is the Director of OFH Childcare in Clare (A Christian Pre-School and Licensed Daycare). We have four children Todd, Evan, Zoe and Lyric. I don’t have enough space here to say how proud we are and humbled that God would have us be responsible for these amazing Children.


Traci and I started serving together at EMICC in Mt. Pleasant where we met and shortly after married.  Then we transitioned back to Clare Assembly of God, where I grew up and  found my calling as a worship leader, at the age of 16.


As a family, we enjoy camping, sports ,and visiting new places.


We love calling Brown Corners our home and serving in the capacity we do!!

Karen crook-administrative assistant

Hi, I am Karen Crook, the administrative assistant for Brown Corners Church.  I am originally from Waterford, Michigan but spent every summer on Lake 13 in Farwell.  After deciding to make Farwell my permanent home, I began searching for a church.  It became apparent in February 2014 that Brown Corners Church would become my home church.  

Paul and I were married in 1988.   Between us, we have four children: Brian (Kasey), John (Elizabeth), Kris, and Melissa.   We have four grandsons;  Ethan, Jayden, Sterling, and Jameson.  We have two granddaughters; Mila and Calliope.  

I enjoy almost any activity on or around the lake.  I also enjoy genealogy, reading, watching football and basketball.

Contact info: ph (989) 386-2702   email:

rob nix-facilities Administrator

My name is Rob Nix and I'm married with 3 boys. My wife and I are relatively new Christians and the magnificent ride that it has been right from the moment that we found Christ cannot be explained.
I was in the U.S. Army and after my return I worked in EMS, during this time I met my wife and her two young boys. The lord was working when the positon that I now hold became available, everything just came together and fit just like pieces to a puzzle.
I never thought I would be working in this capacity however having the knowledge that I recieved and continue to gain in this position has been invaluable for me now and in whatever the future holds.
For I don't just clean a church on Clare Ave, but I maintain
                                   "For I know the plans I have for you, plans
                                    to prosper you and not to harm you, plans
                                    to give you hope and a future"
                                                  Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)

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Jeffrey Thompson - Administrative Pastor

Michelle and I both grew up in Clare, she a native, myself an import. We have been married for forty years. The Lord has chosen to bless us with two children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. Both Jeremy and Jessica’s families and seven of our grandchildren attend BCC. Jessica’s husband Craig serves as sound guy and drummer for the praise team. 

For thirty-six years I acted as Controls Engineering Supervisor for GM. Michelle taught fourth grade for twenty-one of those years. Upon our retirement in 2016 we returned to Clare, purchased the centennial family farm, and spent the next three years renovating. Once that was complete I soon discovered retirement was not as attractive as society makes it out to be. 

I have always been active in the churches we attend. I have served as Treasurer, Elder, and other capacities over the years. BCC has grown to the point that someone to handle the administrative, and day to day activities of the church was needed, so that the ministerial staff could devote more time to just that, the ministry of the church. It is a new undefined position which makes it interesting and challenging. I look forward to how ever many years God grants me as your Administrative Pastor.

Contact me - or 989-588-1839

Elder Board

Jim Curth

Steve Evans

Thomas Halberta

Jeremiah Ketchum

Dan Lake

Hunter Taylor

Doug Walters

Greg Robinson

deacon board

Jeff Mulheron

Ruby Benchley

Stan Evens

Nathanael Farrell

Mike Firman

Marcus Schreiber

Rob Nix - (Non voting Facilities Administrator)