Joel Lindman
Senior Pastor

After spending 20 years as a salesman, Joel received his MDiv from Michigan Theological Seminary and became the Pastor of Small Groups at a church in Northville, MI. He then led a team of 60 people and planted Bell Creek in March of 2003, where he has been the senior pastor ever since. Joel is married to Lori and they have three adult children.






Fred Wright
Pastor of Prayer & Discipleship

Fred attended the University of Illinois and Michigan Theological Seminary, receiving graduate degrees in science and theology - two subjects he loves. Fred joined staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, serving for 6 years on college campuses in Metro Detroit. Fred joined the staff at Bell Creek as Pastor of Prayer and Discipleship in 2003. Fred is married to Diane and they have two daughters. Fred is a founder and author at Reformation Journals where he has written five books.



Adam Southern
Pastor of Student Ministries

Adam graduated from Wheaton College before receiving his Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Adam joined the staff of Bell Creek in 2016 to lead student ministries. Adam married his wife Jessica, who teaches at Bradford Academy, in 2013 and they currently reside in Livonia with their dog Landry and cat Gill. Adam and Jessica welcomed a son in 2021.






Dylan Dunn
Pastor of Christian Education 

Dylan graduated from Adrian College before attending Moody Theological Seminary and receiving his MDiv. He began serving at Bell Creek in 2013 and joined the pastoral staff in 2020. Dylan is an assistant coach with Wayne State University Football and married to Lauren.






Randy Brock
Worship Director 
Randy has been involved in worship ministry for over 19 years and joined the Bell Creek staff in 2020. Randy is married to Christine and they have three children.




Amanda Rice
Financial Administrator & Co-Director of Kid's Creek

Amanda received a degree in child and family services at Schoolcraft College. Amanda joined the Bell Creek staff in 2015 and has served as our financial administrator and co-directer of Kid's Creek. Amanda and her husband Jim have been married since 2002 and have four children.






Tonya Jones
Co-Director of Kid's Creek

Tonya studied nursing and medical assistance at Indiana University. Tonya joined the Bell Creek staff in 2013, directing our children ministry. Tonya married her husband Adam in 2004 and they have two children and a dog named Cosmo. Tonya enjoys crafting, shopping and gardening.




Kalena Dowling
Pastoral Administrator
Kalena graduated from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree. After starting her family with Jon she became a stay at home mom to Matthew and Ann. She began working for Bell Creek Community Church in 2014 and provides many services as our pastoral administrator. 



Carla Vaughn
Director of Hospitality 
Carla graduated from Eastern Michigan University and coordinates Bell Creek’s hospitality ministry. Carla is married to Dan and has four young adult children and loves to create opportunities for community within the church. Her greatest inspiration is the incredible paradox of Jesus, our Creator God, humbly making himself a servant to offer salvation and His friendship to all who receive Him.


Annie Whalen
Director of Women's Ministry
Annie is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and is currently completing her Masters of Divinity at Moody Theological Seminary, with an emphasis in Theology, Old Testament Studies, and Ancient Languages.

Annie joined Bell Creek in 2018. She is passionate about teaching God's Word, and loves serving in hospitality, where she applies her 30 years of event planning experience.

Annie is blessed to be called "Auntie A" by a nephew and four nieces. Her dog, Martha Mary Josephine, is a regular at Bible studies.


If you would like to contact any of the staff, please see our contact page.