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our location
First Baptist Church
210 Church Street
Howell, Michigan 48843
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday - Office is Closed
Phone and email
Phone (517) 546-2830
Fax (517) 545-9941 fbchowell@sbcglobal.net

Staff

Reverend Herbert Wilson, Jr.

Pastor

Reverend Herbert Wilson came to First Baptist church 15 years ago to share his love of God to a family-oriented community in Howell.  His motto, “My ministry is to love God and love People.”  In his early calling, Reverend, along with his wife Judy, served as missionaries in South and Central America over a 10 year period.  They raised 2 children overseas.  Upon return in the United States the family lived in Arizona where they began missionary life in the Navajo, Hopi and Yapapi Apache Indian Reservations for several years.  In 1985,  Reverend placed down family roots in Livingston County with his growing family by welcoming 2 more children.  He spent 10 years as Executive Director for ‘Youth of Christ’.  He also served as an Interim Pastor with American Baptist Churches (ABC of MI) for several years before finally calling home at First Baptist Church in Howell, MI.

Jack Chefan

Music Director

Music Director Jack Chefan was born in metro Detroit. Being raised by Godly parents, he began playing music in church as the age of 12. He holds a BA in Music from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music from Wayne State University. Mr. Chefan has been a piano educator since 1996, and resides in Farmington Hills with his wife Jen and two teenage children. 

Barb Driver

Christian Ed. Director

Barb has been a member of First Baptist Church for 17 years. She has worked for Howell Public Schools in Special Education as a Paraprofessional for 29 years. She has since retired and enjoys devoting her time with family, friends and planning many activities for the children such as Vacation Bible School, Movie Night & Holiday Events. Barb is devoted to teaching children’s Youth Group and feels blessed to be able to share God and His love with them.

Mark Allen

Custodian

Mark has been actively involved with the church for over 30 years.  His extensive background of environmental Services include working for the local hospital for 15 years and owning his own business.  He has served on the Property & Finance committee, Pastor Search committee & taught Sunday School.  He shines with his many talents of assisting with Youth programs/activities, building props, painting, designing, setting up for VBS & working side by side with our Christian Ed director.  As custodian, Mark has carried out the greatest feat of maintaining First Baptist Church’s beauty.

Jennifer Trenkle

Office Manager

Jennifer has been serving as Office Manager since 2017. Her educational background derives from Lansing Community College where she obtained her Associates degree in Business of Travel & Tourism. Her passion and love for the Lord is evident in accepting Jesus Christ and being baptized. Her growing relationships with church members have been a true blessing. Jennifer resides here in her hometown of Howell with her husband and daughter.
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Worship times

Worship

Sunday worship service 10:45 a.m. Youth attends the beginning worship and then meets for their own classes during the service.

Youth

Youth meets Sunday mornings during service as well as on Sunday evenings.

Bible Study

Sunday Bible Study Classes for all ages: 9:45 a.m. Mid-Week Bible Study: Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.