meet our STAFF

  • Pastor Ben McKnight - Lead Pastor

    Hello.  First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to visit the Grant CRC webpage, including this little section about the staff.  My name is Benjamin McKnight (Ben, for short), and I have the wonderful honor of being the lead pastor at this church.  My wife, Kayla, and I were married in 2010, and after a brief stay in Florida for a couple years, we moved back to Michigan.  I graduated from Calvin Seminary in 2017, and took a call to Grant CRC that same year.

    I’m a pastor, a spouse, a dreamer, a believer, and most people say I’m (pretty) funny.  I’d love the opportunity to get to know you and your story, and for you to hear more of mine as well. 

    Feel free to contact me either through phone, email, or social media; whatever works better for you.


  • Mark Nagy - Director of Youth Ministries

    Hey there!  My name is Mark Nagy and I have the privilege of serving as Director of Youth Ministries here at Grant CRC.  I’ve been attending this church ever since my family moved to the area from Jenison when I was in 5th grade, so I’m getting to know my way around the building.  My wife, Emily, and I started leading our Exodus group while we were engaged in 2011 and God has made a way for me to stay involved with pastoring and shepherding the young people at Grant CRC ever since.  When I’m not helping kids realize the beauty of living a Christ-centered life, I love spending time with Emily and my two kids, Philip and Jane, sitting in a tree stand, going fishing, playing and coaching baseball, reading a good book, playing guitar, and rooting for the Tigers, Lions, and whichever University of Michigan team is on TV. 

    Please feel free to reach out via phone or email.  I would love to get to know you and your family!