In June of 2013 the Lord led Pastor Matt & Betsy (Navarro) Hickok to Community through Vacation Bible School. After becoming a member and a volunteer here the search committee asked for his resume!
Matt & Betsy are from Southwest Michigan, having graduated from Vicksburg High School (about 50 miles east of Niles). Pastor Matt became a believer at the age of 19 after being mentored by a man, who still mentors him to this day. They then graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in New York and Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University).
Pastor Matt's personal passion is for Equipping people, which he defines as "seeing where people are, and helping them take the next step!"
Betsy was an elementary school teacher for 7 years (3 at Ballard here in Niles) and now homeschools their 2 children (Matthew & Liberty).