Meet Our Staff
...behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it...
Pastor Shawn and Brandy Suri
Shawn and Brandy are church-planters – having spent the last seventeen years starting and establishing two churches (Riverview Baptist Church in Seymour and Northern Lakes Baptist Church in Land O’ Lakes) in the state of Wisconsin with a brief stint in evangelism. They have had the privilege of serving the Lord in full-time ministry with their seven children, and are soon to be empty-nesters with two teens still at home.
Pastor Suri accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of seventeen. He was discipled under the ministry of Pastor Mike Ray of Hopewell Baptist Church in Napa, CA and is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College. As an Air Force veteran and a bi-vocational pastor, he knows the struggles of maintaining a walk with the Lord while juggling a busy schedule. He has had the opportunity to hold state of WI and federal credentials for the Underground Storage Tank Program through the EPA; and currently works for the state of WI as a Weights and Measures Petroleum Inspector. His passion is reaching the lost, training the saved and starting more churches in the rural areas of Wisconsin and neighboring states.
Brandy accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of twenty under the preaching of Pastor Mike Ray of Hopewell Baptist Church in Napa, CA. She has dedicated her life to raising her seven children for the Lord. It has been her privilege to work alongside her family in full-time ministry; often performing duties of church administrator, Pastor’s wife, and teacher for classes ranging from nursery-age to women’s ministries. Her passion is training others for the cause of Christ. She is excited to pursue this passion through the avenue of writing. She holds an AA from Nicolet Technical College and will receive in 2021 her Bachelor’s in Arts from UW-Superior with a Major in Writing and a Minor in Communicating Arts.
Seth and Dannel Suri
Seth Suri is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College with a Major in Missions and a Minor in Bible. He was born and raised in a Christian home and was saved at age seven. Under the influence of his parents, he was taught the Biblical principles of serving God in a small church ministry and was instrumental in establishing Riverview Baptist Church in Seymour, WI. He has a passion for teaching and preaching the word of God; and is training to be the next pastor of Northern Lakes Baptist Church.
Dannel Suri graduated from West Coast Baptist College with her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a major in English and a minor in Music education. She was raised in Tacoma, Washington and lived in a Christian home. At the age of thirteen, she received Christ as her Savior. During her senior year of high school, Dannel surrendered to do whatever the Lord would have her do.