Pastor - Dr. Gary Hirth
Pastor Hirth founded Ann Arbor Baptist Church in February 1979. He is a graduate of FaithWay Baptist College of Ypsilanti, Michigan. In addition to his devotion to pastoring, he speaks from time to time at special meetings and conferences.
Pastor Hirth married Joy Van Gelderen-Hirth in 1987. Joy went home to be with the Lord in February of 2010 after an eight year battle with cancer.
Assistant - John Burtt
John Burtt is involved in keeping the church running, from visitation to office work to maintenance. He and his wife, Lynn, have 14 children.
Secretary - Miss Rachel Burtt
Rachel handles much of the secretarial work involved in the organization of the church and the various activities.
Director of Music - Samuel Joshua
Samuel directs the church choir and chamber orchestra. He is pursuing his doctorate in music composition at Michigan State University. Samuel is co-founder of Gentle Praise, a sacred music publishing company.
Evangelist - Dr. John R. Van Gelderen
John R. Van Gelderen is involved in full-time evangelism, along with his wife, Mary Lynn, and son, John Jr. Information about his ministry is available on his website: www.johnvangelderen.com