GETTING TO KNOW NIK

The Baumgart Family, one family you must get to know. So MUCH fun!

NIK BAUMGART

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Apart from a few years spent in Hawaii, Montana and Maple Valley, I have lived most of my life right here in Marysville. As a young kid, I played baseball in Cedar Fields, rode bikes all over North Marysville, worked at the bike shop on 4th St. and attended Marshall Elementary. I was a bit of a trouble maker and not always the favorite kid in the neighborhood. At the age of 16, I came to church with a friend. That night I understood that Jesus was real and I had a choice to make: serve Him with my whole life or walk away from a real God who had sought me out. Later that week, I went out and bought a new Bible, a Bible dictionary and a ridiculously hard to read theology book and began to diligently study to know God. I threw out all my rap tapes (Yes, tapes), 2 Live Crew being my favorite, and began listening to music about God’s heart and our response back to Him.

Once I became a follower of Jesus, I never turned back.

During my senior year at MPHS, I felt God directing me into pastoring. So, after graduating in 1993, I started working on my pastoral degree from Northwest University. It took me longer than the 4 years to complete my 4 year degree because I felt so strongly about getting through college without any debt that I took off a semester here and there so that I could work full time.

I felt God directing me into pastoring.

Over the last 20+ years of being in this church, I was a volunteer youth leader, the janitor, and the youth pastor, and after a brief stint away, I came back in 2009 to be the lead pastor. I met my wife at The Grove Church, we were married here over 16 years ago, and all four of our kids were dedicated during services here, too!

 

My family and I love this community deeply, and we continue to dream for great days ahead helping people see God’s love through us!

Some fun facts about Nik. 

 

Hobbies:
Snow Skiing
Landscaping
Child Wrangling

 

Favorite Books:
Love Does, Bob Goff
Spiritual Rhythm, Mark Buchanan
Wild at Heart, John Eldredge

 

What thought or message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?
There is a slim chance you will enjoy this cookie.

 

If you could go on a road trip with any person dead or alive who would you choose and where would you go? Jimmy Fallon -Pacific Coast Hwy.

 

If you were to perform on the circus what would you do?
Clown juggling on a unicycle.

 

What article of clothing most describes you?
Fleece-lined slippers.

 

What is your favorite food combination?
Burgers & Fries.

 

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best and why?
Sneezy, because I have terrible allergies five months of the year.

 

If someone where to describe your dance moves. Which celebrity would they say you dance like? Will Smith as The Fresh Prince.