Our Local Ministry Team
Our local team for The Bible Training Center collectively offer nearly 100 years of ministry experience volunteering time and resource to impart wisdom to nurture and equip the next generation of disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, we take off the ministry mask and share our successes and failures with you to help you put all the puzzle pieces you have gained in this life together to fulfill your life assignment. It doesn't stop there. We have an entire network of ministries partnering for one purpose--affirming, equipping and empowering you.
Michelle & Steve
Michelle Jackson is the President and Director of Church Builders Bible Training Center, establishing a vibrant spiritual community with a discipleship focus. Her husband, Steve Jackson, serves as the V.P. of the Board of Directors and has a full-time career as a General Manager for a major retailer. Michelle has served the body of Christ for over 25 years in various ministries; church administration, leading praise and worship teams, prayer ministry teams, discipleship, children's ministry. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Ordained Women’s Network based in Petoskey, MI. She is a personal mentor for Alpha Grand Rapids and a Marketplace Chaplain serving the greater Grand Rapids, MI area.
Bill & Dena
Bill Curnow, Ph.D. is the President of LifeCoaching International. With The National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA), the largest association of Christian therapists in the world, Bill holds credentials as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Standing. He is also an Ordained Minister.
Dena Curnow holds the credential as a Certified Pastoral Counselor (NCCA) and is a Clinical Member of the NCCA.
Bill and Dena celebrate 45 years of marriage and have four children. They used the Temperament Analysis as a tool to help their children understand how God "wired" them. The TAP was the instrument God used to transform their marriage and they are dedicated to bringing the same good news to others. Their specialty areas include temperament coaching, marriage and family, personal conflicts, addictions, and more.
MaRia Thompson worked as a children's pastor for 25 years, as senior director of the children's ministry for more than a decade. She is currently working in administration, strategic planning and travels to minister when called upon. She also assists with children's ministry at her home church. MaRia disciples many young Christians and is a strong encourager in the body of Christ based in Grand Rapids, MI.