734.482.7380
1110 West Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Come serve with us as we introduce our neighbors to Christ.
​Worship Every Sunday at 11am​​
Our Staff

Kris Mavin
Interim Pastor


Kris is a native Michigander born and raised in Plymouth who knows how to pronounce Mackinac, Charlevoix, and Tahquamenon. He attended Plymouth Christian Academy from 3rd – 12th grade and graduated from there. He then attended Moody Bible Institute and graduated from William Tyndale College (formerly known as Detroit Bible College).

He has thirty years of pastoral experience in local church ministry with responsibilities ranging from student ministry to overseas missions work to senior pastor. He also has taught High School Bible and Leadership in 4 different Christian schools.

He and his wife Trina have known each other since 1st grade, they were 6th grade sweethearts and have been married for 26 years. They have 6 children; 1 biological daughter and 5 adopted sons. They also have 2 grandchildren.

Kris is passionate about the Word of God and passionate about people. When you bring those two things together they form his third passion, the local church. He enjoys being with his family, reading, talking with people, and McDonald’s Coke (although this isn’t Keto friendly).

Although primarily called to be a follower of Christ (as we all are), Kris’ functional calling as a pastor is one he takes very seriously. What he holds loosely is the need to be called anything other than “Kris,” though he doesn’t mind at all being called “Pastor Kris” if that is more comfortable for you. Kris reminds us that we are all sojourners on this journey toward becoming more like Jesus Christ. He is excited to be a part of the team at First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, especially to help people mature in the process of spiritual formation so that their faith and life can combine to make a functional impact to those around them.

David Weatherly
Minister of Worship & Communications Director

David serves as our Minister of Worship and Communications Director at First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. David has led worship at a high level for over 18 years and has a deep passion to usher in the presence of God through song to minister to God's people.

Early in his music career David played in a successful Christian band and was signed to a multi-year record deal which he thought was his life-long dream. It seemed God had other plans as David became weary of the recording industry and felt God calling him to pursue Worship Ministry.

Before going full-time into ministry David was an award-winning web designer where he had the privilege to work on many household name clients websites. David brings creative, marketing, social media, website management skills and more to our church.

David's passions are his wife Chantel, family, worship music, sports and of course serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John Evans
Church Administrator

John began serving in the church in 1998 as office manager and when a new staff position was created a few years later, John filled the role of Church Administrator. Some of the tasks he enjoys doing are ministry support, facility management, business operations and technology resourcing.

He enjoys fellowship with others and is involved in additional ministries at the church. John is part of the A-V team and so when you visit the church, stop in the back of the church where the console is and say hello.

Outside of serving at FBCY, John enjoys competitive volleyball and you can often find him on the court or playing in a grass tournament or sand league.

John has been married since 1997 and has three beautiful daughters.     

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