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Pastor Shawn Suri

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Pastor Shawn Suri and his wife, Brandy, have been in ministry for over 20 years. They are the founding pastor and pastor's wife of two works; Riverview Baptist Church and Northern Lakes Baptist Church. 

Pastor Suri is a graduate from West Coast Baptist College with a Major in Evangelism and a minor in Bible. After graduation, he was led by the Lord to plant Riverview Baptist Church near the Oneida Indian Reservation outside Green Bay, Wisconsin. It is now a self-sustaining, Bible preaching, missionary-minded, soul-winning church. After the church could support a pastor full-time, Pastor Suri felt the call of God to hand the work to Pastor Scotty Backhaus and move further north to Phelps, Wisconsin. After much prayer and consideration, Pastor Suri was once again called by God to plant another church in Land O' Lakes Wisconsin.

With God's help and the help of other local Baptist churches, Pastor Suri planted Northern Lakes Baptist Church. After the church was established, Pastor Suri began the search for another man to take over. It was during this time that God worked on the heart of Pastor Shawn's son, Seth, to pray about helping his father grow Northern Lakes Baptist. After months of prayer, Seth agreed that God would have him take over Northern Lakes Baptist Church. On March 5, 2021, Seth was installed as the senior pastor as Pastor Shawn gracefully stepped down. This has given Pastor Shawn the opportunity to help other like-minded churches.