Micah Fries has stepped down as senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church.
He said he "looks forward to spending more time with my family and the Lord, and anticipating what God has next for our family."
Prior to serving at Brainerd, he served at LifeWay Christian Resources. He has also served as a senior pastor in Missouri and an international church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He holds a Master of Divinity and the Bachelor of Arts in Theology.
He is currently a Ph.D. student, studying North American Missiology.
Rev. Fries is married to Tracy and they have two daughters, Grace and Kessed, and a son, Haddon.
Micah is the author of a commentary on Haggai and Zephaniah in the Christ-Centered Commentary Series. Micah, along with Dr. Keith Whitfield, also contributed to & co-edited Islam and North America, a book on reaching North American Muslims with the gospel, for B&H Academic. Most recently, he authored Leveling the Church with Jeremy Maxfield, which teaches pastors how to manage expectations, lead well, and pastor biblically. He is a guest lecturer in the Doctoral program at Anderson University.