Chris and Jenny Starr
Pastor Chris Starr grew up in Northwest Ohio and graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Studies and a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies in 1998. He has served at Mt. Zion Baptist Church since June, 1999. He accepted the senior pastorate in September of 2013 after serving as his father's assistant pastor for 14 years.
Jenny Starr grew up in Southwest Michigan and graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College with a degree in Elementary Education in 1998. She serves alongside her husband, sings and plays her viola in the music ministry, is the assistant nursery director, aids as a part-time secretary in the office along with raising their 3 children.
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Tom and Holly Almanza
Pastor Tom Almanza grew up in Northwest Indiana and at the age of eighteen he received Christ. He graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology. Pastor Tom joined the staff of Mt. Zion in the fall of 2013. He serves as Youth Pastor, Home School Co-op Coordinator, summer Camp Director, and Church Office Coordinator.
Holly Almanza was born and raised in Illinois. She trusted Christ to save her also at the age of eighteen. She attended Fairhaven Baptist College and completed Bible, teaching, and music courses. Holly serves along with her husband and is raising their three girls. She enjoys singing in the choir, playing the piano, and enjoys sharing Jesus Christ with others.
Michael and Jenny Hunt
Pastor Michael was born and raised in Indiana. He trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour at the age of 13. Following his conversion, he surrendered to the ministry shortly thereafter. He graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology. Pastor Michael joined the staff at Mt. Zion in March of 2013 and became the Associate Pastor. He serves the Lord as the missions, choir, and children's ministry leader.
Jenny Hunt was born in Ohio and lived there a number of years until her family relocated to Rochester, New York. At about 6 years old, Jenny saw her need to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Fairhaven Baptist College and graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Jenny enjoys teaching private music lessons and working part-time as one of the church's secretaries. She also enjoys serving in the music ministry and teaching in children's ministries, as well as, participating in soul-winning endeavors.