Rev. Rod VanSolkema is Lead Pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rod has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and completed his seminary work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Before planting Crossroads Bible Church, Rod served as pastor at four other churches in the areas of senior high and young twenties ministry. His love for the land was catalyzed while studying under and being trained by Ray Vanderlaan. Subsequently, He and his family spent time in Israel while he attended Jerusalem University College. Rod has a real passion for people to learn the Biblical Story and to gain a vision for discipleship by walking the Story in the Land of the Bible.