Our Leadership

Jeff McKeever

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Jeff Portrait crop1After coming to Christ at the age of 28, Jeff was personally discipled and theologically trained at Berean Baptist Church of Livonia. That training prepared him for many years of hands-on ministry experience as an elder and teacher at Berean. Some ministries that he particularly loved overseeing were training teachers, leading international mission trips, and organizing the Michigan Bi-Annual Men’s Conference – Fellowship in the Gospel. It was also at Berean that he met his best friend, closest-confidante and love of his life, Courtney, whom God gave to him in marriage in 1998. Together they have three cherished children – Gabrielle, Aundrea and Josiah, whom he loves to spend time with and disciple.

Early in 2013, Berean sent Jeff on a mission – along with Tom Nestor from Lakes Baptist Church – to revitalize ULBC. By May, the church had called Jeff to serve as its interim pastor and finally called him as the permanent senior pastor on February 23, 2014. Jeff is passionate about preaching and teaching the Bible in a way that showcases God as a Redeemer of sinners, is committed to discipleship of all shapes and sizes, and desires to lead the local church in greater involvement in community outreach and world-wide missions.

Jeff’s secular training includes a Bachelor of Arts in English (with Secondary Teaching Certification) from Wayne State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Detroit School of Law.

Tom Nestor

Pastor/Elder
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tomTom is an integral part of the ULBC Pastoral Team and currently on loan from Lakes Baptist Church of Walled Lake where he is a lay elder and a member of over 25 years. He teaches our adult Sunday School class, occasionally fills the pulpit, and provides vital spiritual input and oversight to the many ministries here at ULBC. Tom works for Ford Motor Company and is working to complete his Masters of Theology degree. He is married to Melanie and has 2 children: Joshua who is attending Liberty University studying Youth Ministry and Ellen who is a Junior at Wixom Christian School.

Jonathan Paga

Youth Minister
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jp imageThough Jonathan is not a pastor at ULBC, he is an invaluable part of its leadership team. Jonathan leads the Youth Group as well as the College & Career Ministry at ULBC.  He received his degree in Biblical Studies and Communications at the Moody Bible Institute, and is committed to continuing his training through this local church. Because of this, Jonathan is actively discipled by the pastors, and attends training seminars and conferences for even further equipping for his ministries here. Jonathan is passionate about teaching the truth of the Gospel through biblical study and discipleship in the community of believers. He is married to Rachel and lives in Milford.