Pastor Ben and Rachel Klaus are natives of the Midwest. After spending over four years ministering in beautiful Denver, Colorado, they sensed the Lord leading them back home to Michigan. Pastor Ben began serving as pastor of GBBC in January of 2013, and is delighted to be able to minister with the wonderful people here. He is passionate to grow together with the people of God through the systematic teaching of the Scriptures, and to reach the surrounding communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Ben also serves as the music director of the Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra, which performs classical and sacred literature throughout the Detroit metro area; and Rachel is a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Pastor Ben loves to read, play the piano and the violin, play basketball in his spare time, and go on long walks with his wife and kids. Pastor Ben and Rachel have three beautiful children, Matthew, Katelyn, and Christian.
BBS: Bible, Church Music (Ambassador Baptist College) 2003
MA: Bible (Maranatha Baptist Seminary) 2011
MDIV: Theology (Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary) 2018
DMIN: New Testament Exposition (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) In Progress
Pastor Judd and Megan Bladine were both raised in ministry settings. Pastor Judd’s father served in the food services department at a Baptist Bible college, while Megan grew up in the home of a pastor. They met as counselors at Forest Glen Bible Camp in Nova Scotia, Canada, and were eventually married in July of 2012. They ministered at First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan from 2012–2016, being primarily involved with the Junior High youth group. Pastor Judd was invited by GBBC to join as the assistant pastor in July of 2016 with the desire to aid Pastor Ben with the children’s ministries, to help disciple new Christians, and to share the gospel message with the people of Gibraltar.
Pastor Judd enjoys reading, the occasional round of golf, and when he can get together with friends and family, a good board game. Pastor Judd and Megan have two beautiful daughters, Lydia and Anna.
B.B.S Missions (Northland Baptist Bible College) 2010
M.Div. Theology (Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary) In Progress