Mike Babcock
Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock

Testimony – How I became a Christian

I have been blessed to be part of the Kalkaska Church of Christ family my whole life. I was 9 years old when I was baptized by Paul Stacey, our KCC Minister at the time. I knew I was a sinner and wanted Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and it has been my deepest desire to serve God wherever He’d use me.


I went to Great Lakes Christian College for a year to gain more Bible knowledge and came back to Kalkaska to serve in the church, and begin a career in the oil and gas business with Ruben Essary.


In my spare time, I enjoy being a husband, father, and Papa! I run 5K’s and bike for fun? I’ve received and seen countless blessings every year at KCC. I give thanks, honor, and glory to our God in what His has done, and what He has yet to do, at KCC.

Family Life

I married my boss’s, Ruben Essary’s,  youngest daughter, Kim – my high school sweetheart, 42 years ago. This doesn’t seem that long ago! Our four children, Andrew, Jill, Megan, and Kaley, are married to wonderful mates, Windy, Mike, Jody, and Michael, that all love God and that we love. The best part…they have given us 11 amazing grandchildren.


For 25 years, I have owned a small business, Trend Services, here in Kalkaska.
Associate Minister
Tim Severance