Rev. Rod VanSolkema is the founding and senior pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rod completed his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and 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. In addition to being very invested in the mission of the local church, Rod is passionate about taking people to walk the Bible in its cultural setting in the land of Israel. His love for studying the Bible in its context was catalyzed while studying under and being trained by Ray VanderLaan. Subsequently, Rod and Libby took their three children to live in Israel while doing graduate work in geography, archeology, and history at Jerusalem University College.