Pastor - Peter Carlson   (

It has been my privilege to serve First Baptist Vestaburg as pastor since January 2012. I began working in church ministry in 1976 after graduating from Biola University in Southern California and doing graduate studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Moody Bible Graduate School. Prior to coming to Vestaburg I served churches in Hastings, Rockford and Berkley MI as well as Tampico Il. I am blessed with a wife, Mary Jo, who has been my partner in ministry since we became married in 1970. We are blessed with 3 grown married children and 8 grandchildren.I love living in Vestaburg and being at First Baptist. I guarantee you will find friendship, support and encouragement from the congregation and ministry of this church.

Youth Director-Dan Palmer   (

Secretary - Linda Palmer    (

 I have been a lifelong time resident of Vestaburg. I married Chad Palmer in 1990 and had two children. Caleb & Emily. Caleb is married to Emolly(Lang) and attending SVSU.  Emily is attending Delta Community College, she is pursuing a Dental Hygienist degree.  I am pleased to be the secretary and treasurer of this wonderful church. It has been a privilege to attend and now serve here at First Baptist church.