Meet the Pastors

Senior Pastor Brad Cochrane and his wife Becky

Senior Pastor Brad Cochrane

Pastor Brad grew up in northern lower Michigan where his Dad owned and operated the Cochrane Tree Company. He grew up with a love for the outdoors, including all sorts of hunting and fishing. When he wasn’t working on the farm or doing the aforementioned activities he cut timber for saw logs and produced maple syrup.

Upon accepting God’s call to enter into Pastoral ministry, Brad, his wife Becky and their five children moved across country to attend Frontier School of the Bible. He and his family were led to Bark River Bible Church just after graduating.

Pastor Brad’s life verse is Acts 20:24. “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”

Associate Pastor Wesley Marschner

Upon graduating from Hudsonville High School in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan, Pastor Wes desired to attend a school for bible training. It was while attending Frontier School of the Bible that he realized his need for a Savior and trusted in Christs finished work on the cross. It was also while attending that he met his wife Katie. They married while still at school and after graduating traveled to Arizona and served in a small church for two years doing youth ministry.

Wes’s love for studying the word is evident as he teaches our teens and adult Sunday School.

Pastor Wes’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Contact Us

Bark River Bible Church

1105 12th Rd.  Bark River, MI  49807

Phone:  906-466-2486


Pastor Brad Cochrane:

Associate Pastor Wes Marschner: