Rev. Stephen Savage (better known as: Pastor Steve) came to First Friends here in Grinnell in July of 2017. Pastor Steve is joined here by his wife of 43 years. Marilee is and has been a great wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother! She is a prayer warrior, a beloved adviser and friend. Pastor Steve and Marilee have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Steve has been accused of “not acting his age,” which is true. But he deeply desires to both preach and teach the Bible, help people establish a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and then to help disciple them to become active and growing and fruit-bearing Christians.
Anthony Nieuwsma Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry
Pastor Anthony has been on staff with Grinnell Friends since September 2000. He receive his Bachelor's Degree from Vennard College in 2001 in the field of Pastoral Ministries with an emphasis in Youth.
Anthony and his wife, Rachel, have three children.