serving the Greater Lansing, mi area

Meet our Ministers

Ben & Michelle Rous

Ben serves as the lead Pastor of Liberty Christian Church and Michelle serves alongside him by leading worship and serving in various capacities of the church. They have three young girls and live in DeWitt. Ben and Michelle met as students at the Bible College of Wales where Ben received his bachelors degree in Theology through the University of Wales, Bangor.



James & Margot Muffett1901424_10202425304088443_666427786_n

James leads worship at Liberty along with his responsibilities as an elder. Margot serves on the worship team and in the children’s ministry. James works in the Lansing area as the Director of the Student Statesmenship Institute James & Margot have five grown children and a growing number of grand children. James & Margot live in the Eaton Rapids area. James’ email or Margot’s email

 Mitch & Jane Bean 

Bean_glowMitch is an elder at Liberty and Jane serves on the worship team as well as helping with Liberty’s ministry to our children. Mitch & Jane also live in the Eaton Rapids area. Jane is retired from teaching elementary school and music at Island City Academy. Mitch is  retired from his position as the Director of the House Fiscal Agency for the Michigan House of Representatives and works as an economic consultant.  Jane’s email  Mitch’s email

Blaine & Laura Schultz

Blaine & LauraBlaine serves as an elder along with his wife Laura. They have three children and live in Okemos. Blaine has been the church treasurer since 1993. Laura serves the church in multiple capacities including children’s church and building decoration. Blaine is the Staffing Division President of AccessPoint – A Michigan based family of companies serving the human resource needs for clients in Michigan, Florida, Washington D.C., and Indiana. Blaine’s email  Laura’s email


Jeremy & Kristin Whitwam

Jeremy is the newest member of Liberty’s eldership team. Jeremy & Kristin both serve on the worship team and Kristin serves in various capacities including Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry and also volunteering in the church office. They have three school age children and live in Holt.

Karyn Coward1901746_10153415413433916_8050762572924048318_n

Karyn serves as our church administrator and also works with the Women’s Ministry.  She works with our USA branch of Lifelink (association of churches) by offering administrative assistance and conference planning.  Karyn has been working with Liberty since 1986.   Karyn’s email

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