Dave Israel - KCC Elder
Dave Israel

Dave Israel

Testimony – How i became a Christian

I was raised Southern Baptist. When I was seven or eight years old there was an altar call. I wanted to go up there for a few weeks but I was scared to go in front the of all those people. Knowing this my mom offered to walk me up to answer the call. I was baptized at a later date-Freewill Baptist Church!

Family Life

I was born in Asheville, North Carolina and come from a strong Southern Baptist family. My mom and dad moved to Michigan in the early 1950s and settled in River Rouge (suburb) of Detroit. I attended school in River Rouge and graduated in 1966. I spent a few years in the car factories and joined the River Rouge Police Department in 1970. I married my wife, Nanette in 1986 and God blessed us with 2 children, Lyndsay and Frank. I also have 2 children from a previous marriage. Their names are Lisa and David. Lisa lives in Iron Mountain and David lives in River Rouge.


I retired from the River Rouge Police Department in 1994 and we moved to Kalkaska. I started with the Kalkaska Sheriff’ Office on July 14, 1994. We searched for a church for a while and eventually came to KCC. We liked it. The people were friendly and Nanette was baptized by Dan Johnson in the old church. We found a home. We loved it. I continued with the Sheriff’ Office and retired in 2015 after a total of 46 years in law enforcement. God blessed me with 2 careers.

Nanette and I often refer to our move to Kalkaska as a “God thing”. I enjoy serving KCC as an Elder, but most of all, I enjoy working for the Lord and the fellowship in this church.


Gardening, camping, hiking, cooking, hunting & fishing!!!

Favorite Bible Verse

My favorite verses in the Bible are found in Ephesians 6:10-19. (The Armor of GOD)

Youth Minister
Ephraim Costilow
Associate Minister
Tim Severance