Rod VanSolkema is the senior pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rod has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and completed 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. Rod and his wife, Libby, took their family to live in Israel while doing graduate work in geography, archeology, and history at Jerusalem University College. They are lifelong learners who continue to participate in graduate courses at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Calvin Seminary.