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Meet Our Staff

Terry Bate

Lead Pastor

Terry has been our Lead Pastor since January 2009. He was raised near Ft. Wayne, Indiana and attended Olivet Nazarene University (BA Communications in '94). He has served on church staffs in Maryland, Ohio and Michigan.

As our Lead Pastor, Terry’s responsibilities include casting vision for our church, guiding the church in its mission to impact the Flushing community, to preach and teach the timeless truths of God’s Word in relevant and creative ways, and equip us all for service in the Kingdom of God.

Terry and his wife Tammy have been blessed with two great kids: son Corbin, and daughter Sutton. As a family, they love to ride their bikes, enjoy movie night and a great bowl of ice cream! The Bate family understands well the pressures and frustrations of life. They also know the power and freedom that flows from the love of God.

Feel free to contact Pastor Terry at terry@flushingcommunity.org with any comments are questions you may have!

Steve Close

Creative Arts Pastor

Steve was raised in Davison, Michigan, graduating from Davison High School. He received his B.S. in Christian Education from Olivet Nazarene University. He is a 20-year youth ministry veteran, now serving as our pastor for Creative Arts. Steve works with our creative team and excellent musicians to plan and lead our worship gatherings.

Steve is the staff “gearhead”, enjoying anything with a motor and loud exhaust and he’ll pinstripe anything that will hold still long enough. He’s been married to Julie since 1985 and is the father of two adult girls: Lindsay Mikhail (Jonathan) who lives in Joplin, MO and Brenna here in Flushing.

Feel free to contact Steve at pastorsteveclose@yahoo.com with any comments or questions you may have!

Troy Supple

Youth Ministries Pastor

Since 2003 Troy has been working with students in a variety of positions; Intern, Pastor, and Coach. He has a heart for students and loves to connect with them and help them grow to be all God made them to be. Troy is laid back, easy going,loves to laugh and enjoy life. He is a sports nut and loves all sports but football is his favorite (especially The Michigan Wolverines).

Troy and his wife, Nicole, were married in April 2008. They have two children; Madison and Braylen whom they enjoy parenting and spending time together as a family. They love hanging out with family and friends and enjoy playing games!

Feel free to contact Troy at troy@flushingcommunity.org with any comments or questions you may have!

Mike DeVuyst

Spiritual Formation Pastor

Mike joined our staff as Pastor of Spiritual Formation in September of 2012. He was raised in Ithaca, Michigan. Mike has studied graphic design and illustration, graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2003. After receiving a call to ministry, he returned to school and graduated with a Master of Divinity from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in 2012. Mike’s passion is making disciples for Jesus and seeing people shaped more and more into Christ’s image. As our Spiritual Formation Pastor, Mike leads our Spiritual Life Team in developing opportunities for our church to engage God’s word and Spirit for ongoing spiritual growth.

Mike and his wife Dori both enjoy incorporating creativity and art in their service to God. They have a son, Gideon, and a daughter, Hannah.

Feel free to contact Mike at mike@flushingcommunity.org with any comments or questions you may have!

Kelli Fulks

Children's Ministries Pastor

We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Kelli Fulks and her family to our church staff. Kelli, Dennis, Bria (4) and Conley (2) are looking forward to getting to know each of you!

Feel free to contact Kelli at kelli@flushingcommunity.org with any comments or questions you may have!

Mary Ann Korte

Administrative Assistant

Mary Ann serves our Administrative Assistant. She brings energy, excitement, and commitment to everything she does. When she is not serving our church, she works as a computer lab manager for Flushing Community Schools.

Mary Ann and her wonderful husband Don have 2 grown children, Carla who teaches 4th grade in Guatemala, and Paul who works as a business consultant in Ann Arbor.

Feel free to contact Mary Ann at mak@flushingcommunity.org with any comments or questions you may have!

Bob Coe

Pastor of Mercy and Care

Bob was raised in Detroit Michigan. He graduated from Northwood University with degrees in Business Administration and Business Management. He is now taking classes toward his ordination in ministry through the Church of the Nazarene.

Since 2013, Bob has served the church as the Pastor of Mercy and Care. His role on our leadership team includes leadership of our Mercy Team and establishing a stronger system of pastoral and congregational care. He has developed a powerful vision of mercy that partners with area schools and churches to serve the community in caring and compassionate ways.

He has been married to Carol since 1966. They have two children Laurie and Karen, and three grandchildren Jessie, Levi and Micah. Since his retirement from General Motors, Bob stays busy with many volunteer opportunities including his work with Compassionate Friends and the Flushing Christian Outreach Center. He enjoys antiques, especially restoring old trunks.

Feel free to contact bob@flushingcommunity.org.

Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene • 9500 West Pierson Rd • Flushing MI 48433 • Pastor Terry Bate
810.732.0282 • Offices at: G-5103 Pierson Rd Flint MI 48504 • Mail to: PO Box 264 Flushing MI 48433
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