Staff

David Deets Pastor of Preaching and Vision

Dave serves as the Pastor for teaching and preaching at Whitneyville. Dave and his wife Kimberly met while they were both pre-med majors in college. Dave finished with a degree in Pastoral Studies and Kimberly finished with a music emphasis degree. Dave and his wife Kimberly have 3 children, Caleb, Andrew, and Rebecca. Dave served in youth ministry for nearly 8 years and as an Associate Pastor for nearly 5 years prior to coming to WBC. Dave is passionate about church leadership and in his spare time ministers around the world with IBL in training church leaders.  Dave is especially excited about what God is accomplishing at WBC. One of Dave's favorite verses is I Thessalonians 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, He will surely do it.

Ben Weeber Pastor of Outreach and Community Care

Ben and his wife Lisa were married on Oct. 20th, 1984 at WBC. They have 3 adult children: Joshua, Alicia, and Travis, along with 7 grandchildren: Haylie, Gracy, Carter, Isabelle, Emma, Cole, and Kaylin. Ben currently teaches Children's Sunday School and is serving with Lisa in the Awana program. Ben is a master electrician by trade, and currently is employed by Haworth, Inc. Ben enjoys playing softball on WBC’s men’s softball team, along with hunting and fishing and just being able to enjoy the beauty of God’s awesome creation. One of Ben’s favorite scripture verse’s is Galations 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

David Tanner Pastor of Discipleship and Congregational Care

Dave serves as the Pastor of the Prayer and Care ministry of Whitneyville.  Dave and his wife Nancy have 3 children. Joanna and her husband Mark and their son, Silas David. Dave and Nancy have two boys, David, and Jonathan. Dave and Nancy served for ten years as missionaries with New Tribes Aviation in Indonesia. Dave currently serves on the board of NTM Aviation. Dave is a corporate pilot for Meijer Corporation. Nancy works as a Administrative Assistant for a financial broker. Her favorite hobby is anything to do with quilting. Dave is a real "wing nut". He enjoys building model airplanes and flying remote control airplanes. He also has fun golfing, jogging, and road trips with his bride. One of Dave's favorite verses is I Peter 2:7, "To you who believe, He is precious."

Ed Kosters Deacon

Ed and his wife Kathy were married on November 8th 1974. They have two adult children, Eric and Rachel. Eric is a builder and lives with his wife Jan and son Ean in Caledonia. Rachel lives with her husband Troy and sons Zach and Ben on a farm in Alto. Ed retired from Fed Ex but also worked on a dairy farm for eighteen years and still enjoys looking at farms. Kathy still works a couple days a month as a hospice nurse. Ed and Kathy enjoy traveling and camping with their trailer. God has blessed them richly and they are thankful for His love and kindness. A favorite Bible verse would be Proverbs 3:5-6."Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."

Tom Carpenter Deacon

Tom is a mechanical contractor by trade. After he and his wife Nancy were saved in their early 30's, they have both been active in serving in the church. Tom and Nancy have 3 children and 13 grandchildren. Tom is active in the missions ministry of Whitneyville and has served in many countries around the world on missions trips. One of Tom's favorite verses is Hebrews 12:1b-2 “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

James Bustraan Ministry Team Coordinator

Jim is serving as the Ministries Team Coordinator here at WBC. Jim and his wife Mary have been married 43 years. Jim and Mary have been blessed with two children, Wes and his wife Kristin who have one daughter, Emma, age 8 and Lisa (Delnay) and her husband Paul (PJ) who are currently wrangling two boys ages 10 months and 3 years old. Jim has been an Electrician for 42 years and self employed for 21 of them. The things Jim enjoys the most are Music, Travel, Photography and Learning. As for a verse: “I think this one is the reason I serve in this position and is important to me to see all roll up their sleeves and become a part of the body of Christ”: 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 (One Body with Many Members).

John Macomber Director of Family Ministries

John Macomber is our Director of Family Ministries. He was part owner of the family business for 24 years when he and his wife Patti felt the call to ministry. John received his BA degree in Pastoral Ministries from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. They have three daughters Andrea, Amber and Megan and they live in Freeport. John enjoys farming, hunting, working on small engines and spending time with the family.