The commitment of the Board, leadership team, and volunteers at Church Builders Bible Training Center is at the heart of what makes us a living, thriving spiritual community. They are dedicated to serving the community spiritually and practically, strengthening people’s lives and families.

This team collectively offers well over 100 years of practical ministry experience offering time and resources to engage, equip, and empower the next generation of disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, we take off the ministry mask and share our successes and failures with you to help you to fulfill your life assignment, starting on our shoulders instead of the floor.  It doesn't stop there. We have an entire network of ministries partnering for one purpose--engaging, equipping, and empowering you.


Michelle & Steve

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Michelle Jackson is the President and Director of Church Builders Bible Training Center, establishing a vibrant spiritual community with a discipleship focus. Her husband, Steve Jackson, serves on the Board of Directors and has had a successful career as a General Manager in the retail industry for over 30 years. Michelle has served the body of Christ for over 25 years in various ministries; church administration, leading praise and worship teams, prayer ministry teams, discipleship, children's ministry. Additionally,  She is a Marketplace Chaplain serving the greater Grand Rapids, MI area.

Michelle and Steve have been married for over 20 years and have five wonderful children and two delightful granddaughters.

Bill & Dena

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Bill Curnow, Ph.D. is the President of LifeCoaching International.  With The National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA), the largest association of Christian therapists in the world,  Bill holds credentials as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Standing. He is also an Ordained Minister.


Dena Curnow holds the credential as a Certified Pastoral Counselor (NCCA) and is a Clinical Member of the NCCA.


Bill and Dena celebrate 45 years of marriage and have four children. They used the Temperament Analysis as a tool to help their children understand how God "wired" them.  The TAP was the instrument God used to transform their marriage and they are dedicated to bringing the same good news to others.  Their specialty areas include temperament coaching, marriage and family, personal conflicts, addictions, and more.

MaRia Thompson

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MaRia Thompson worked as a children's pastor for 25 years, as senior director of the children's ministry for more than a decade. She is currently working in administration, strategic planning and travels to minister when called upon. She also assists with children's ministry at her home church. MaRia disciples many young Christians and is a strong encourager in the body of Christ based in Grand Rapids, MI.