Leadership Team

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

Joseph Parker (Pictured Below) — Youth Director

Rob Stewart

Senior Pastor


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


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


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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


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


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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


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.