"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock." - 1 Peter 5:2-3
Pastor Ryan joined Galilee Baptist Church in September of 2022, after serving in Ohio for 11 years. He and his wife Alyssa have five beautiful children and love spending time together as a family. They enjoy the outdoors, local food, and hosting people in their home. As a family, it is their goal "to live with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God." (2 Corinthians 1:12)
Worship Leader & Custodial
Zach and Courtney Lane started attending Galilee in 2016 after Zach graduated from Ionia’s missionary aviation school. They felt so welcomed and at home at here, that they were led to move closer and become more involved at Galilee. Zach has been on the praise team of various churches since his teens, and started playing guitar for Galilee soon after they started attending. In 2020, Zach was asked to be the full time worship leader and they both do a phenomenal job keeping Galilee clean and ready each week. Zach and Courtney have been blessed with four wonderful kids!
Galilee Students Leaders - 7th-12th grade & Social Media
Matthew and Maggie Austin have had the joy to be youth group leaders for the past ten years at Galilee! They have a passion for seeing teens come to know Christ as their personal Savior and enjoy the connections they are able to create with the youth. Maggie also oversees Galilee's social media and does a wonderful job! Matthew and Maggie have been blessed with three fantastic children!
Roni Nash began first attending Galilee with her parents and younger brothers at the age of seven and by the grace of God, she accepted the forgiving grace of God through His son, Jesus. Since then, she has enjoyed years of serving and being served at Galilee, getting married to Jamie and dedicating their five children, and growing as a Christian and receiving grace.