Justin James


Justin serves as lead pastor and is on the elder team. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2003 and was in full-time ministry for 10 years in various pastoral roles prior to planting Belle City Church. It is Justin’s greatest desire to make the Good News of Jesus Christ known to a world that desperately needs him.

Justin and Laurie have been married since 2000 and have four children. Some of his hobbies include playing board games with his family, keeping up with Wisconsin sports teams and cooking.


Jacob Ward


Jacob was born and raised in Racine. His goal in leading worship is to lead the congregation to a place of worship through the vehicle of singing. He married the love of his life, Abbie, in 2015. Outside of leading worship, Jacob enjoys watching hockey (Go Predators!), barbecuing, and spending time with his wife.

Nicole Simon


Nicole oversees our children ministry program here at Belle City Church. She sees the goal of children’s ministry as assisting children, from toddlers up to teenagers, to not only hear about the gospel but help them develop their own personal relationship with Christ. She has prior experience educating children as a teacher in both school and church settings. She married her husband Jeremy in 2002 and together they have 2 kids. In her free time, she enjoys trips to a cabin, photography and hikes with her family.


Mike Crawford


Mike and his family were part of the plant team for Belle City Church and has served as Elder since Spring of 2018. Mike’s desire is to see the Church have an overwhelming passion for the Gospel and spreading it out to as many people as possible. He married his wife Kacie in 2012 and have 3 children. He enjoys taking his kids to the park, music and lifting weights.