We are an Independent, Bible believing Baptist Church which seeks to
lift up the name of Jesus Christ in everything.
We believe Jesus is the Head of the body, the Church (Colossians 1:18)
and we purpose to submit to his will and His way in all that we do.
Our Church Building:
First Baptist Church of Bear Lake originated in town in 1874.
The original church building was sold and is now a museum.
The Church bought property on Chippewa Hwy in Bear Lake, just South of town,
and construction was completed in Nov of 2017. Services have been held there
since Dec of 2017.
God has blessed our Church with many volunteers, generous giving, and an abundance of prayer. As a result our church is debt free.
Our desire is to use the building God has given us to encourage His people
through His word and serve the community in His name.
Our Pastor: Jaimie Parlette
Married to Terry Parlette, 32 years
Children: Joshua, Noelle, Matthew, Jeremiah
Life Verse: Isaiah 61:1-2
Saved: March 28, 1993 @ Fair Haven Baptist Church
Surreendered to preach February 24, 1994
Studied at Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, MI
Director of Detroit Rescue Missions Ministry 1993-1998
Pastor/Missionary: Mountain State Baptist Church, Summersville, WV 1998-2004
2004: Moved to Northern Michigan to help with family health problems
along with dealing with personal health issues.
2007-2008: Thompsonville Mi, Ministry
2015-Present: Pastor, First Baptist Church of Bear Lake, MI
Pastors Statement: God has been good to my family and I. We have seen the
hand of God for nearly a quarter of a century. Our goal has been and continues
to be to serve the Lord with honor and integrity! There is no doubt that i have
had missteps and struggles due to inexperience and immaturity: yet God has
never failed me.
As a pastor, it is my heart's desire to glorify the Lord and encourage His people
in telling them about our Savior Jesus Christ, whose commission was to seek
and save that which was lost.