06.07.20 | Scattered Series

Suffering for the Gospel

Noel Heikkinen

Peter 4:1 -11

Justin Detmers

REO town venue

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01.23.22 | The Apostles Creed

The Powerful Personal Presence Who Orders Chaos

One Interesting fact about Justin

In my free time, I love hanging with my wife & three kids, trout fishing, and playing basketball.

What do you do here at Riv

I’m the director (aka leader) of the REO Town Venue. This means that I specifically oversee all Life Groups & leaders in Lansing proper, lead the charge on Weekend Services, interact with the wider Lansing community in a slew of ways, and do some preaching.

How did you learn about Jesus

Initially I learned about Jesus through my family and watching my dad follow Him through the seasons in his life. When I was in high school, my devoted Christian grandfather died (and he was my hero); I began to take Jesus & spirituality seriously because he did. I actually started paying attention in church and began trying to keep the dust off my Bible. Through obedience and study, I decided to get baptized as a senior in high school and got serious about being a disciple in college. And, I’m still learning about Jesus today.

Favorite expression

“Y’all”… Since English speakers in the northern U.S. don’t have a plural form of “you”, we have to borrow an expression from the south in order to be precise.

Favorite coffee

The expensive stuff that the hipsters like to take pictures of.

You will never see me without

Books, stubble, and a snarky sense of humor.

Favorite verse

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. – Hebrews 4:14-16

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