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

Bill Walker
Transitional Pastor


Rev. Bill Walker is a native of Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bill has pastored churches in New York state, Wisconsin, and Michigan. In 2014 he retiredafter 16 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Detroit. Bill is married to Chris, a retired elementary
school teacher. They have four adult children and four grandchildren. Bill currently serves on the ABC-MI staff part time representing the
Region to local congregations as well as assisting pastoral search committees in the Metro Detroit Association; he also facilitates
does mediation in Oakland Country district courts. Chris is active with her part time job at the Farmington Ice Arena, skating, tutoring, and
volunteering at her former school and at Beaumont hospital. Both enjoy their grandchildren, hiking, reading, and traveling. 

David Weatherly
Minister of Worship 

David serves as our Minister of Worship at First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. David has led worship at 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.

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 include 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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