Jamin Witte was raised in a pastors home in Michigan. The sixth of seven boys he grew up loving sports and being active. After high school he enrolled in Bible College. It was here he met his wife Julie and they were married in the summer of 2000. After graduating Bible College with his degree in pastoral theology Jamin and his wife Julie went to Spain as missionaries where they lived for 5 years starting a church in the city of Jerez. Through a series of events they returned to the states to help be part of a church planting team in Yuma, Arizona helping start the Freedom Baptist Church. While in Yuma the Lord began to stir his heart once again to plant another church. Knowing no one in Calimesa or Yucaipa he and his family moved to the area by faith to start the Mountain View Baptist Church. They met in a school cafeteria for their first year until a door opened one year later to rent a storefront for the next 2 years. Through the providence of God MVBC was able to purchase their own church property in Calimesa. Pastor Witte and his family have settled into the area living in Yucaipa and they look forward to serving the Lord many more years here in the Yucaipa / Calimesa area.