my ministry


Current Ministry:

Assistant Pastor at The Rock Church, Grandville, MI. 

After ten and a half years of ministry at Wellspring Church, God placed our pastoral staff in Grandville to start The Rock Church. 


Present Ministries:


  • On rotation Sunday mornings at The Rock.

Assistant Pastoral Ministry:

  • Administration. 
  • Church planting.
  • Locating meeting place (now in RiverTown Celebration Cinema, Sunday mornings @ 10AM)  

Youth Ministry: ROCK YOUth

  • Sunday night meetings with small groups and large group lesson. 
  • Building from the ground up.


  • Sunday service praise band (bass player)
  • Sunday set-up. (in a movie theater, awesome!) 
  • Youth Ministry worship leader / training young musicians for ministry. 



Past Ministry:

Over ten years, I  worked on God’s assignment, by God’s design at Wellspring Church.

After completing Bible College in Christian Music Industry I stumbled upon Wellspring through  interesting circumstances. The band I was playing with performed opening night of Wellspring’s present facility.

Being my final semester of school I pursued a music internship at Wellspring.

To say the least, it didn’t work out. Too many new things at once is understandably the reason. I stuck it out because I knew God was doing something unique in the place.

About four months into attending regularly I started on full-time staff as building and grounds superintendent.

It’s proven to be the best move of my life. While some would call it a step down or at least not a step forward I would certainly say otherwise both then and even more now.

Three years into working maintenance I moved to the interim youth pastor position. I was scared. I was out of my element. I was right where God wanted me to be. Years later I am still here, as an assistant pastor of Wellspring Church, emphasis in youth ministry.

I am excited for what God is doing and will continue to do the next ten years.


Wellspring Church

4466 Bauer Rd. Hudsonville, MI 49426.



  • Filling the pulpit for Pastor Gary Petersen at Wellspring Church, on rotation at The Yellow Box Church.

Assistant Pastoral Ministry:

  • Prime Timers: Ministry for seniors ages 60+.
  • Hispanic Ministry: Outreach to The Yellow Box community.
  • Men of War: winning the battle after divorce.  Men’s divorce ministry.
  • Office administration.

Youth Ministry: (

  • Leading our weekly Sunday night ministry for 6th-12th grade.
  • Leading and training students in worship music – Red All Over, teen praise band.
  • Overseeing in-home small groups.
  • Beginning and implementing our campus ministry, CAMPUS KINISI, focused on getting students involved in the local church. (


  • Wellspring Church praise band participant. Authentic worship, cutting edge music under the direction of Pastor Gary.
  • Wired Youth Ministry – teen praise band director. RedAllOver. Vision/Mission: We are covered in the blood of Christ, may it also be read all over our lives as our passion becomes action. 
  • Up&Coming front man.  Start and direct a local band out of Wellspring Church. Writing music, performing live at various venues, all original music, involving church membership in using their gifts. Vision/Mission: We are always up and coming, never having arrived until we see Jesus face-to-face.  

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Pastor Gary

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