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 Oak Pointe Church in Novi, MI. He then led a team of 60 people from Oak Pointe 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Dylan Dunn
Pastoral Resident 

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 is engaged to Lauren Bryne.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Grant Lee
Worship Leader

Grant is one of our worship leaders at Bell Creek as well as one of our Elders. He is originally from New Zealand and attended the University of Waikato as an undergraduate. He completed his Masters degree in Music Education at the University of Michigan and also teaches music in the Farmington Public School system. Grant is married to Kristin and they have two sons and two daughters.

 

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.

 

 

 

Carolyn Forgacs
Director of Women's Ministry

Carolyn graduated from the College of Creative Studies and has served at Bell Creek over the past 15 years in a variety of ministries including Kids' Creek, Vacation Bible School, Graphic Design, Missions, and the Women's Ministry. She has been married to Darin for 24 years and has four children and a dog named Shaggy. 

 

 

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.

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