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Our Staff

Pastor Josh Greiner

Pastor Joshua Greiner

Pastor Josh Greiner joined Berean Baptist Church in 2023 as the Lead Pastor. Before this, he was on staff as a pastor at Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana for 10 years. He received his BA from Purdue University in Political Science (2008), His M.Div. from Faith Bible Seminary (2013), Th.M. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2019), and is currently finishing up his Ph.D. from SBTS. Pastor Josh’s primary role at Berean involves preaching and teaching.  He speaks in most…
Pastor Steve Nichols

Pastor Steve Nichols

Steve Nichols is Associate Pastor of Music and Worship at Berean, serving since January 2006.  He and his wife, Becky have been married over thirty-five years. They have a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel & Joy with two sons, Landon and Declan living in NY; and a daughter and son-in-law, David and Cynthia, with a son, Josiah and daughter, Aravis, living in PA. Both families are serving in full time Christian ministry. Steve has been in full time pastoral ministry since…
Pastor Jim Galvin

Pastor Jim Galvin

Jim Galvin is the associate pastor of Christian Education and Outreach at Berean.  He joined the pastoral team in the fall of 2015. He attended Cedarville University (BA) and Baptist Bible Seminary (M Min).  He provides oversight to Berean’s adult Sunday School and children’s ministries.  He also encourages the church by providing opportunities to reach into the community and enjoys welcoming Berean’s many guests.  Jim and his wife, Karen have four adult children: Jeremy (married to Anna), Josh (married to…
Pastor Ryan Bump

Pastor Ryan Bump

Ryan Bump is the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries. His family joined Berean in January of 2019. His primary responsibilities (passions) are to the teens and college students of Berean. He and his wife, Julie have four girls: Sophia, Lucy, Annalise, and Evelyn. Pastor Ryan has earned his degrees from Word of Life, Baptist Bible College (BA), and Clark Summit University (MA). In pursuit of Christ, Pastor Ryan and family enjoys games, time with family, outdoor activities, and watching hockey.

Lynn Ford

Lynn Ford has served as Office Manager at Berean since September of 2012. Her primary role is to oversee the day to day functions of the church office. This involves the production of weekly church documents, assisting the pastors with their duties, and communication with the church family. She and her husband, Randy have 2 adult children, Jeremy (and his wife, Erika) and Katie (and her husband, Levi), and 4 grandchildren. Lynn enjoys reading, music, the outdoors and learning new…

Joe Austin

Joe Austin has been the Facilities Manager at Berean since October of 2019. Previously he worked at Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek, MI for more than 34 years and in the field of aviation for 40 years. He has participated in several life changing mission trips with his wife and family during those working years. He retired from aviation in the summer of 2019. Joe and his wife, Sherin have been attending Berean since 1985 and have raised their family…
Karen Galvin

Karen Galvin

Karen Galvin has served as secretary/front office receptionist at Berean since June of 2018.  If you call the church office, chances are that you will be talking with her.  She came to Berean with over 10 years of experience working in a church office. She and her husband, Pastor Jim, have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.  Karen enjoys working with the children’s ministry here at Berean. She also loves to encourage people by sending them handmade cards, reading books…
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