In a world that dares us not to have flaws, The Baird’s have embraced their walks of life with openness and authenticity. They are champions for truth and for excellence. They exude a rawness and realness that breaks down walls and silently gives those around them permission to be themselves. Their steadfast support and loyalty touches the lives of everyone they encounter.

Through a life of challenges, tragedy and triumph, Jake has looked defeat in the face and refused to accept its hold on his life. Surrounded by friends who saw his potential, and believed in his best, he is a living testament that there is nothing you cannot come back from.

He served as an Associate Pastor at one of America's fastest growing churches- itown Church. Jake has enriched countless lives with his testimony and his leadership. Jake is well known for being a champion of people’s potential, seeing others reach beyond their goals, and helping others achieve God’s best for their life.

Jake and Kassi are passionate about seeing those far from Christ experience the forgiveness and freedom that is found in Jesus. They share a heart for ministering to families and raising up the next generation to live boldly for Christ.

After years of calling out greatness in others, Jake, Kassi and their three boys, Nathan, Judah and Valor, are accepting a call of their own: to plant a life-giving, local church in Downriver Detroit, Michigan.


 “Jesus didn’t die so that we could practice religion for him. He died so we could have a relationship with him.”


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