Rev. Dave Hansen (BA, BS, MEd, MS, LhD, DHum, DMin, PhD), has served the Lord in full-time ministry since 1987. He has been the lead pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church since 1995, and serves as the administrator and superintendent of Immanuel Christian School. He has served the growing Immanuel family through several major building projects and has been honored to pastor Immanuel for 27 years in 2022. Pastor Hansen is a member of the executive board for the Michigan Association of Christian Schools (since 2007). Dr. Hansen serves our country part-time as a chaplain (Colonel) with the US Service Command. He is the Command Chaplain for the Michigan 24th Special Troops Brigade, headquartered in Lansing and in conjunction with Camp Grayling JMTC. He also serves as an ACS Chaplain with the US Coast Guard for Sector Sault Ste. Marie for the 9th Coast Guard District. He has served tours of duty as a trooper chaplain for the Michigan State Police in the 7th District and has served as a chaplain for Munson Healthcare Systems at Grayling hospital since 2011. Dr. Hansen has taught as an adjunct professor for the school of education in a Michigan university and for CoBeAc Baptist Bible Institute. He has been ordained since 1991 and has been a certified school teacher since 1987, teaching high school US and world history, biology, chemistry, physics, Bible doctrines, and Old/ New Testament survey courses. He has had articles published in the Coast Guard’s 9th district magazine (Aux) and has published articles and contributing authorships in several devotional magazines and books, including Glow In the Dark (teen devotional), Mentoring and Modeling (Drs. John Goetsch & Mark Rasmussen), and A Man After God’s Own Heart. He is a licensed referee for Michigan High School Athletic Association in volleyball, basketball, and baseball/softball since 1991. He is married to Ann (7/31/1987) and they have 3 children: Lauren (Rev. Austin) McKelroy (1992), David (Lynae) Hansen III (1994), and Lindsey (1998). Pastor Hansen is proud to be the grandfather of Jackson, Aiden, and Landon McKelroy.
Rev. Austin McKelroy is the junior and senior high minister of youth at Immanuel Baptist Church. He is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College (BA 2015) and is married to Lauren (Hansen) McKelroy. They have three sons, Jackson (2017), Aiden (2018), and Landon (2021). Pastor Austin grew up in Oregon where his father started and pastored at least 22 churches, and he has served at IBC since 2015, coming to Immanuel from his father’s current pastorate in Waco, Texas. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Youth Alive teen ministry, serving as the music director with song leading and special music oversight at Immanuel, as well as management of the livestream ministry, Pastor Austin serves in bi-vocational ministry, working in the construction industry.
Rev. Brandon Rodgers is the children’s minister of youth at Immanuel Baptist Church and has served at IBC since 2006. He oversees the children’s Kids Konnection, Master Clubs, junior church, and nursery ministries. Pastor Brandon has served as a chaplain for Hospice, and he has served as a teacher at Immanuel Christian School, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Church Ministries (2006). In addition to helping emcee worship services at Immanuel and serving through assistant treasurer duties for the church and school, he is the Assistant Fire Chief and an EMT for Gerrish Fire Department, serving in bi-vocational ministry duty. He is married to Suzy (2006) and they have seven children: Jasperly (2007), Roy (2008), Katrina (2010) Korey (2010) Velma Jayne (2010), Otto (2011) and Karissa (2012).
Rev. Roy Smith is the minister of senior saints at Immanuel Baptist Church and has been a member of Immanuel since 1996. Pastor Roy and Ellen have served for almost 35 years as missionaries to the American military with BIMI, pastoring churches in Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Tinian, and Prince Edward Island. Pastor Smith holds a Graduate of Theology Diploma (Trinity Baptist College) as well as a BS (Baptist College of America). He oversees the PrimeTimers ministry to senior saints at Immanuel. He also teaches history and Bible classes part-time to middle school students at Immanuel Christian School. Pastor Roy is retired from the US Navy (MA1), having served 20 years, including swift boat combat duty in Vietnam. He and Ellen are in missionary emeritus status with BIMI since January 2019. Pastor Smith serves daily at the church and school and oversees ministry to the senior saints and widows/widowers of the church.