Pastor David Ferranti is the founder and lead pastor at Bay Valley Christian Church in Bay City, Michigan. He founded BVCC in 1991 along with his wife Cheryl and two kids, Matt and Hannah. Under his leadership, the church has grown to over a thousand people. In addition, he has networked with a number of organizations that support the vision of training and equipping leaders. Furthermore, he travels internationally planting schools of ministry, as well as conducting leadership equipping seminars. He is also the founder of Leaders For Christ Training Center.
Pastor Cheryl gave her life to the Lord in 1980. Not long after, she began studying for the ministry with the emphasis on Worship and Creative Arts. She's been a worship leader for 32 years and has a passion to train others to lead worship. Cheryl and Pastor Dave got married in 1985, and founded Bay Valley Christian Church in 1991. They have two children, Matt and Hannah, who have served with them side-by-side in ministry. Pastor Cheryl loves spending time with her husband and children traveling, and just being with them, laughing and enjoying life!
Patty began volunteering at Bay Valley Christian Church in 1996, and by 2000 was pursuing her call to full-time ministry. She worked administratively throughout Bay Valley Christian Church and has been an active part of our Life Kids and Impact Youth Ministry. As she finished her degree with Leaders for Christ Training Center & Vision University, the call to the church at large became very evident. Patty has passion to see people connect on a deeper level, not only with the Lord, but with each other. She also loves motivating others to realize God's best for their lives and their families, regardless of age! Patty and her husband Dale have been married for 35 years. Together they have two grown children and 6 beautiful grandkids!
Trisha, was born and raised in Bay City. She married her husband Jim in 1998, and moved to Tennessee shortly thereafter. While in Tennessee, Trisha felt the Lord would use her in a mighty way to reach children and families back in her home town. She was excited to move back to Bay City in 2008, and has been a part of the Bay Valley Christian Church family since. She has a heart for children and families, and is so humbled and honored that God has placed her back in her home town to share the love of Jesus. Trisha and Jim have five beautiful children, Caleigh, Caitlyn, Carly, Carah and Jimmy!
Hannah is the daughter of Pastor David and Cheryl Ferranti and has been attending and actively serving at Bay Valley Christian Church her entire life. After graduating high school in 2008, she joined the team in the fall, as the receptionist. In 2011, Hannah continued to volunteer for Bay Valley Christian Church in graphic design offsite, as she moved to California to intern for a year at the Los Angeles Dream Center under Pastor Matthew Barnett. After her internship, she moved back and once again joined the team to work alongside her father as the assistant to Lead Pastor David Ferranti. She is also currently active in the creative arts ministries at Bay Valley Christian Church, involved in both the visual and performing arts. Hannah married her husband Bill in 2015.
Austin grew up at Bay Valley Christian Church until his family moved to Kalamazoo for a few years. When his family moved back to Bay City in 2011, Austin was hired as a worship intern to lead worship for Impact Student Ministries. Since then, Austin has continued to serve as the worship leader for Impact. Austin graduated from SVSU with his B.A. in Communication in May of 2016, and graduated from Leaders for Christ Training Center in April 2015. He is very happily married to his wife Brittny.
Jay and his wife Brenda began attending Bay Valley Christian Church is 1999. For many years Jay worked at Delphi as a Job Setter/Coordinator and retired in 2006. In 2010, he came on staff as the Building and Maintenance Director. Jay and his wife Brenda have been married for over 37 years, they have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Cindy has been at BVCC since Easter of 1993. In 1994, she helped to launch the Understanding God class. She has worked in numerous areas of the church: children's ministry, youth group, as well as with the Understanding God class. Cindy has been married to her husband Rick for 35 years. They have four grown children Joseph, Jamie, Jennifer and Jaclyn; one son-in-law Mike; and two fantastic grandsons, Connor and Hayden.