Dave Westover, Interim Pastor

Pastor Dave Westover was born and raised in Big Rapids and graduated from Big Rapids High School.  He enlisted in the Air Force where he served for 20 years.  In 1965 Dave committed his life to Jesus Christ.  While stationed in Puerto Rico he felt God calling him into full time ministry.  In 1972 he became a church planter and for the next 22 years planted or restarted four churches in South Dakota and Michigan.  He pastored churches in Bay City and Grand Rapids, MI.

       He retired from full time pastoring in 2002 served as interim and fill in pastor for churches in the Big Rapids area.  Dave has been active at First Baptist Church for the past 8 years.  He and his wife, the former Marjorie Hooker, have been married for 56 years.  They have four children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 


Violet Fullmer, Office Specialist
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I was born in Stanwood, MI and was raised in Big Rapids.  I graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1979.  On May 14, 1983 I married Jeff Fullmer.  We have three girls who are still at home.  When I was 9 years old during Vacation Bible School here at First Baptist I asked Jesus to be the forgiver of my sins and the leader of my life.  I have worked in the church office since 1992.  I like to crochet in my spare time and as a family we like to camp.  I praise the Lord for Godly parents who raised me to want to serve the Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 are a great comfort to me.  Because it states "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither  the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separte us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."