Pastors/Elders

Rob Stewart (Middle) — Senior Pastor

Aaron Darlington (Far Left) — Associate Pastor

Bob Snyder (Near Left) — Associate Pastor

John Lillie (Near Right) — Associate Pastor

Wally Metts (Far Right) — Associate Pastor


Ministry Leaders

Joseph Parker — Youth Ministry

Nancy Buehrer — Women's Ministry

Nancy Brannagan — Women's Ministry

Abe Dane — Children's Ministry

Rob Stewart

Senior Pastor

rcstewart@gmail.com


Rob has ministered at Countryside since 2002 as an associate pastor, and in 2018, he was installed as our 14th senior pastor. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Lindy have three sons. 

Aaron Darlington

Associate Pastor

darlingtonaj@my.tms.edu


Aaron has served the Lord in over twenty countries across five continents. He and his wife Mónica met on the mission field and bring to Countryside a passion for global missions. Aaron is a graduate of The Master's Seminary and also has a background in editing and Christian publishing. 

Bob Snyder

Associate Pastor

qoheleth1210@gmail.com

Sermon Audio


Bob brings nearly twenty years of teaching and pastoral experience to Countryside. He is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, currently teaches at Hillsdale College, and has a background in engineering. He and his wife Jinna have six children.

John Lillie

Associate Pastor

jalillie@gmail.com


After faithfully serving Countryside for nearly forty years as senior pastor, John remains on the pastoral team. He has done post-graduate training in counseling at Western Michigan University and is a seasoned biblical counselor. He and his wife Anne have three children.

Wally Metts

Associate Pastor

wally@thedaysman.com

Wally's blog


Wally has been at Countryside since 1985. He is a professor of communication at Spring Arbor University, a consultant, a teacher, and a journalist. He and his wife Katie have four children. 

Joseph Parker

Youth Director

josephparker4@gmail.com


Joseph grew up at Countryside and started working with the youth in 2014. He graduated from Northwestern College and is an electrician by trade. Joseph is married to Jean Marie and they have three children.

Nancy Buehrer

Women's Ministry

ladies.cbc@gmail.com


Nancy has attended Countryside since 1985.  She and her husband, Don, have 5 children and 20 grandchildren.  She attended the Baptist Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves the Lord in Sunday School and Adventure Club (formerly Awana). Her passion is helping women and children grow in their walk with God.

Nancy Brannagan

Women's Ministry

ladies.cbc@gmail.com


Nancy’s passion is that women grow in the knowledge of God and His Word. She graduated from Biola University and served as a missionary in Africa with her husband Tim. She writes and leads Bible studies, disciples, mentors and speaks at women's events. Tim continues to minister internationally. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Abe Dane

Children's Ministry

abe.t.dane@gmail.com


Abe has attended Countryside since 2005, and graduated from Hillsdale College in 2009. He is married to Rebekah and they foster children with two of their own.