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Our Leadership and Staff

Meet Our Team

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Ben Salmi


Ben and his family moved to Grand Rapids from Cloquet MN in the autumn of 2018.   He has been in vocational ministry since 2014.   Prior to his call into ministry, Pastor Ben worked as residential remodeling contractor.   
He has been married for over 20 years to his wife Crystal.  Together, they have two daughters, Bella and Emmalyn, who are 15 and 10..  He and his family enjoy camping, going to state parks and traveling.  When not spending time with family or preparing sermons, Ben enjoys building things, using his electric meat smoker and a good Netflix binge. 
Ben’s heart is to see people come to know and experience Jesus in a real way.  In a life changing way!
Contact Pastor Ben by calling the church or email bpsalmi@gmail.

Crystal Salmi

Director of Children and Youth Ministries (Volunteer)

Apart from being married to Pastor Ben for over 20 years, and raising her daughters, Crystal is a career woman and has worked for Maurices corporate office in Duluth for 19years.  When she is not commuting from Rapids to Duluth, she has her hands in anything to do with Kid's Ministry!  She also enjoys leading worship, being crafty, organizing events, and wearing Toms shoes.

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Gloria Hughes

Church Secretary

Gloria has been faithfully serving as Church Secretary for over 29 years!  She is the glue that holds it all together.     


Gloria, along with her husband, Tim are active members of Full Gospel.  She has been very involved with children's ministries at Full Gospel over the years and still participates in caring for our nursery goers and helping lead the Full Gospel hospitality team. Tim does many of the maintenance projects around the church

as well as leading worship and is currently serving on the trustee board.   They have three married children and seven grandchildren.   

Gloria enjoys the challenge of trying new craft projects.  Her recent craft project is wood burning.  Other hobbies include: crocheting, sewing,  winter and summer fishing, making maple syrup with her husband,  preserving home grown produce and trying out new soup recipes.  

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