The Northwoods Baptist Church is “a church with a heart in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” In 1996, following the Lord’s leading, Pastor Martin G. Siegwart started the Northwoods Baptist Church so the people of the Delta County area could have “a place to grow, to serve, and to belong.”
Since its conception the church has moved to many different locations- from meeting in the preacher’s living room, to meeting in the local community center, to meeting in a store front. Then in 2005 the Lord saw fit to bless us with a permanent place to meet– the former Flat Rock School complex. Through all the years, the Northwoods Baptist Church has been about people, not buildings. No matter where we meet, our focus and our vision has remained the same: reach out with the wonderful gospel of salvation and share the love of Jesus Christ with others.
In March of 2010, Pastor Martin Siegwart felt called to go into missions work, and resigned as pastor. The church then unanimously voted Matthew Siegwart, his son and assistant pastor of 7 years, in as Senior Pastor. Pastor Matt’s vision and heart for the people of the Upper Peninsula uniquely qualify him to lead the Northwoods Baptist Church into the future as “a growing place”!
Pastor Siegwart often refers to the Church as a hospital, not an elite club for perfect people, but a place of refuge and healing from a world that can often be hurtful. Everyone is welcome and wanted!
A Message from Our Pastor
As Pastor I want to take this opportunity to invite you to our church. We have a warm, friendly church, and you will feel more than welcome. We are always excited to see guests in our services. We are a church that believes God is alive and Christ can still save those that turn to Him for salvation. At our church, Christ is still the answer to every one of the problems of man. God still stands with His hand stretched out to all people, and so does our church. On behalf of all of our people, please accept my invitation to attend our services. We will look forward to seeing you soon.