When Wolverine Baptist Church was born.
A question arose, should an infant be baptized? A young couple traveled from Wolverine to a Bible Conference being held in Harbor Springs in search of the answer. Pastor Richard Halter wisely advised the couple listen to the evening message and afterwards he’d answer their questions. They found their needs met in salvation and knew that the answer to their question about baptism was that it is for believers only. For less than 10 months a weekly Bible study was held in the home of William Theaker. On Father’s Day of 1960, a group of 20 -25 new believers met for the first Sunday service in the old grange hall north of Wolverine. November 1962 Kenneth Truman became the first pastor and was with the church until August of 1981 when he retired due to health issues. September 13,1981 Orville Theaker accepted the call of the church body to become their
On May 1986 ground breaking took place. Pastor Theaker led the church in a needed
building program. It provided Sunday school rooms, office space, a full fellowship hall and kitchen facilities. The construction was done by him and the men of the church as well as missionaries during times they were here for missions’ conferences. June 2000 was the dedication of the new debt-free facilities.
Through the years there have been many people who’ve attended the scheduled services of the church. Many have received Christ as personal Saviour. Different folks have gone from here to various fields of ministry such as youth pastors, missionaries, pastors’ wives, as well as faithful workers in local churches. Praise the Lord for His hand of blessing here in this Northern Michigan community.
In September 22, 2015 at the age of 71, pastor Orville Theaker went home to be with the Lord. After much time of prayer and seeking God’s will the Wolverine Baptist Church called Mark Chartier to be their pastor on February 21, 2016.
We want to continue to carry out the church motto “A Church That Cares For You”.