The Staff

Senior Pastor Dr. Donald McKay

Dr. Donald McKay is the pastor of Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, a church known within the Metro Detroit area for having strong biblical preaching and dynamic worship.  Dr. McKay joined Bloomfield in May, 2008 as the senior pastor. Prior to that he had served as the senior pastor of a baptist church in Windsor, ON Canada for 15 years where he gained national recognition for his stand against Islam. Beside serving as a pastor he has been a radio and television host and a college professor. Currently, he is the president of the Bloomfield Hills Institute for Theological Studies, a Bible school for lay people.  Dr. McKay was ordained into the ministry in 1993. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola University, a M.A. in Theological Studies from Talbot Seminary (La Mirada, CA) and a Doctorate from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA). He and his wife Rhonda have six children.

Worship Service Coordinator Rick Helderop

Rick is driven to know God’s heart through worship and to lead others in a better understanding of worship. He has been in the church all his life directing choirs since he was fourteen. His performances have taken him to the countries of Russia, Canada and the United States. He has performed before audiences of over five thousand people and at Christian resorts such as Sandy Cove in North East, Maryland and Maranatha in Muskegon, Michigan. Rick’s degrees include an undergraduate degree in music education from Grand Valley State University, an equivalent degree in organ performance and his masters degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan with conducting studies from some of the nation’s most recognized choral conductors. Rick is married to his wife, Sue, for over thirty years, and has a son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Chelsie.

Cheyne Jarnol

Cheyne has a passion to serve families, primarily those with younger children. She is our Children’s Ministry Director, working with the wonderful volunteer teachers and caretakers. Together they share the truth and love of God with children from the Nursery to Grade School, and are excited to support parents in this. Children’s Ministry includes our Sunday School programs, Thursday night Kids Club (during the school year), and our VBS (every summer)! Cheyne is also the youth liason for our Missions Committee, which oversees most missional efforts of the church, including evangelism and outreach.

Cheyne is currently a lead teacher at a local Oakland County preschool, and has enjoyed that position since 2011. She has been teaching children since her early teen years, helping her father in his toddler Sunday School class every week. She has also taught oversees near Soweto, South Africa, at an Abandoned Children’s Home. Cheyne was saved at a young age, but became a more active evangelist and faithful disciple through her volunteer service with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She was a student leader with IVCF both at Oakland Community College and Oakland University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, focus on Art Therapy. She met her husband, Michael, through IVCF, and they continue to study and live out God’s Word together.

Administrative Assistant Karen McNab

Karen keeps the church running smoothly. She is the person you want to talk to about reserving a room, general information, or any practical question you might have about the church. She has an Associate Degree in Executive Secretarial Science.  Call the church office or email her and she will gladly help you out. Karen is a wife and mother of two young adults.