Our Pastors

Pastor Ben Kirkman

Ben Kirkman was born in 1983 in Owosso, Michigan to Gary and Becky Kirkman. In the spring of 1987 his mother led him to the Lord and he was born again by faith in Jesus Christ. He was called into the ministry while attending a Church planting mission’s trip to Canada in the summer of 1999. In 2001 he went to West Coast Baptist College to begin preparing for the ministry. During his junior year of college he was married to Maggie Savoie. They both graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2005; Ben, with a degree in pastoral theology and Maggie, with a degree in elementary education. In the summer of 2005, they accepted the call to serve the Lord at Glenwood Springs Baptist Church.

Pastor Matt Chilson

Matthew Chilson was born in Flint, MI on January 7, 1992, to Glenn and Angela Chilson.  He has two older brothers, Jeremy and Darren. Matt was saved at a youth conference in high school and attended Indiana Wesleyan University after graduation. After one year at IWU, Matt received his call to ministry and attended Grace College & Theological Seminary. After his sophomore year in college, he was married to Brittani Kirkman. They both graduated in 2013, Matt with degrees in Youth Ministry and Business, Brittani with degrees in Counseling and Youth Ministry.  Matt continued his education at Grace Seminary completing a Masters of Arts in Local Church Ministry. He is currently working towards a M.Div in Discipleship Ministries at Liberty University. Pastor Matt and his family joined our church in July of 2014. Pastor Matt coaches basketball at the local high school and his wife, Brittani, coaches volleyball.