Pastor Steve Zantjer was born right here in Kalamazoo at Bronson Hospital and although he was raised in this community graduating from Comstock High School he was not raised in this Church or any Church Bible believing or otherwise. His life is a story of God’s Grace and a Testimony to the truth that God can make Miracles out of Messes. After his teenage and early young adult years lived in wickedness, on March 14th 2004 during a church service at an independent Baptist Church in Plainwell, MI he was convicted of his sin debt and in repentant faith received Jesus to be his Saviour. The Lord completely changed his life and direction. It was at this same time that his lovely wife Amanda who had been saved younger in life re-dedicatied her life to Christ and they committed their marriage and their home to the Lord. Pastor Zantjer surrendered to the Lord’s use later that year and began correspondence college though Southern Indiana Bible College in Dupont, IN. His family moved to TX in 2008 and attended Wild Peach Baptist Church of Brazoria, TX under the leadership of Pastor John Brewer. The Lord led the Zantjer Family from TX back to Kalamazoo at the end of 2010 so the WPBC and Pastor Brewer ordained Pastor Zantjer into the Gospel ministry and sent him to GMBBC of Kalamazoo as their associate Pastor. In September of 2011 the Church voted to call Pastor Zantjer as their Sr. Pastor.
Pastor Zantjer not only serves to shepherd our Local Church but he is a family man as well. He and his wife Amanda were married in 2000 and have been blessed with four children that they are actively raising in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Our Pastor has another unique and blessed role in our community as he serves as the Chaplain of Comstock Fire and Rescue under the leadership of Fire Chief Matt Beauchamp.