Region B

Michigan Region

  • MARK BURKS

    eastern Michigan Area Superintendent

    989.941.6261     |     mark@ourredeemerfree.org


    Mark has served as the pastor of Our Redeemer in Midland, Michigan since 2003. He is passionate about the local church and equipping leaders to start and strengthen churches. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. With over 20 years of experience as a pastor and church planter, Mark is committed to helping pastors stay connected and qualified. He and his wife Amy have been married since 1993 and have two sons.  

  • Rick Thompson

    Interim Regional Superintendent

    574.299.9711     |     gld@gld-efca.org


    Rick and Jan Thompson met at Wheaton Graduate School and their first year of marriage was on campus at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  After thirteen years serving the Hope Evangelical Free Church of Dubuque, Iowa, God called them to Moscow, Russia from 1992-1997 as the EFCM Eurasia Director and a senior pastor of Moscow Bible Church. Rick served as the EFCA district superintendent in Texas from 1997-2004 and now with the Great Lakes District since April of 2004.  { READ MORE }

  • Gerhard debock

    North MI Relational & Directional Retreats

    231.796.2600     |     pastorgary@trinityinfo.org


    Pastor Gerhard (Gary) holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The Kings College in New York, a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Fellowship in Big Rapids, MI since 1983 and does Directional and Relational Retreats in Northern Michigan for the GLD. Gerhard has a heart for the world, partnering with and coaching missionaries and pastors in various places. He and his wife Kathy have three grown children and two grandchildren.