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Pastor James and Bonnie
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In 2004, the Brabson's moved to Millersburg, and began their ministry as an Assistant Pastor in Northern Michigan. Through this time, God has allowed Pastor to develop many relationships within the community for Christ. After having served as the assistant pastor, in 2011 the church voted to make Pastor Brabson the pastor at North Country. 


As an avid hunter and Chicago sports fan, Pastor James enjoys spending time with his family and the church here at North Country. Because of their background in youth ministry, the Brabson’s see the need for God-honoring families and desire to encourage both young and old families to glorify God through their homes. Besides the home, Pastor emphasizes expositional preaching as the foundation for the corporate worship gathering.

Pastor sits on the Executive Leadership Team for Michigan's Great Start Collaborative of the Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties, as well as, serves on the advisory board for Camp CanaanLand in Michigan. God has used Pastor James, as a guest speaker, for family and youth camps, pastor's conferences, and wild game dinners. As well, Pastor stays busy coaching both in the community and in a school for baseball and basketball. 


God has graciously given Pastor James and his wife Bonnie four boys: Josiah, Ben, Jonas, and Clayton. (And their beloved Brittany: Mack) Pastor would love to hear from you at any time, you can contact him via email on our contact page.  

“It is my hope and prayer through our church’s ministry, you will know the riches of a relationship with God.  No matter how great the problem, God’s grace is greater and He is the solution to solve even the greatest of life’s trials that are thrown across your path.  Come visit us anytime-we would love to have you!”

Pastor's Interests







Bonnie's Interests




Days on the Lake

Going on Walks

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