Meet the Pastors

Senior Pastor Joe Noreau

Dear Friend,

I'm excited about what the Lord is doing at Sweethaven Baptist Church. We have become a place where young and old gather together to worship and serve the Living God. Our services stir the heart with exciting traditional music and practical preaching from the Bible. Please, come and join us soon! My sincere desire is to see God meet your spiritual needs.

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Assistant Pastor Gary Good

Born February 17, 1959, Gary had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. He was saved as a four-year-old at church in Santa Rosa, CA. In 1980, Gary arrived at Pensacola Christian College where he would answer God's call to preach, meet his future wife, and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Biblical Languages. Shortly after their wedding, Gary and his bride, Karel Joy Kelly, accepted the call to Sequoia Bible Church as an assistant pastor. As the Goods faithfully served that and other small churches, they were blessed with three daughters and one son. In the fall of 1992, Karel went home to be with the Lord. The family moved to Urbana, IL, where Gary worked in his local church's bus ministry, children's ministry, and visitation ministry. Gary had a deep desire to serve the Lord full time. His prayers brought him to Sweethaven Baptist Church in June of 2003. Gary not only works with the children at Sweethaven Baptist Church, but he is also the Bible teacher at Sweethaven Christian Academy.