Prior to leading Renewal Church, Pastor Wayne served as an associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan from January of 2008 until April 2012 and led spiritual growth by engaging in small groups, men’s ministry, marriage events, and Bible studies. He also developed curriculum for training small group leaders and the teaching of Bible doctrine.
Pastor Wayne graduated cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in May of 2007. He also earned an MBA from the University of Michigan School of Business and a bachelor in economics and philosophy from the University of Michigan. Prior to seminary, he worked in banking, corporate finance and management consulting. He has been married to his awesome wife Tonja since 1999 and have two great boys, Stephen and Adam.
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Phil serves as a production manager and producer at MCCI, a video production company where we produce television and corporate videos. He has been married to Beth for 23 years and they have two boys in college and a 16 year old daughter and reside in Royal Oak. Phil loves spending time with his family and his favorite place to be is on a lake with a fishing pole.
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Mark works as an engineer in the field of automotive construction. He has degrees from Western Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Mark met his beautiful wife Norma in 1994 while working in Mexico. They live in Grosse Pointe with their 2 daughters Debra and Sarah. In his spare time, Mark can be found rowing on the Detroit River, or running by Lake St Clair. Send eMail to: Mark Nischik
Marcas’ primary ministry is his family. Being a husband, father, and son to those in his household is his first calling. Marcas has served in various churches in their music and children’s ministry (greatly enjoying Grace Church Kidstuff), and has 2 Gospel Music CD’s and written several songs on various independent artists’ music projects.
Marcas has 2 sons who God has blessed him with. His hope is to be an example to them, showing them the fruit of the Spirit of God through patience and kindness. Marcas’ driving thought is, “Time + Effort = Caring”. He feels that it is a privilege to be a part of a church that so obviously cares about others in such an intentional manner; a church that focuses on discipling others and assisting in the healing of peoples’ hearts through the Word of God.
For additional information about my music and ministry, click on: www.marcasbradley.comSend eMail to: Marcus Bradley
Desmond went on to join the US Army at 19 years old and served for three years where he received an Honorable Discharge. During his military service he became a member of Eternal Life Church of the Living God International in Columbus Georgia. At Eternal Life, Desmond served as an Exhorter for a couple of years. After staying in Columbus Desmond decided to come back to Detroit where he would join Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries Church where he served as a choir member, choir section leader, and trained through the Evangelical Training Association. He served at SBBTM for 10 years.
Desmond later was led to join Renewal Church where he serves in several ministries Worship Arts, Missional Pathway, Prayer Team, and Maintenance. Desmond has seen the negative impact of not using your God-given talents and gifts and hopes to help others fulfill their full potential and to experience a greater understanding of God’s love.