Read Jason's Bio on the Staff Page.
Besides his preaching and teaching responsibilities, Jason gives oversight to the outreach and adult ministries of FBC.
Some of Jason's favorite books or books that he has read recently are:
Canon Revisited by Kruger, The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall & Payne, What is the Mission of the Church? by DeYoung & Gilbert, Counted Righteous in Christ by Piper, The Exemplary Husband by Scott
Mike was born and raised in Alpena, MI the oldest of four children. He trusted in Christ as his Savior at the age of 11. After graduating high school he attended Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music in Grand Rapids, MI where he committed his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1981 he married his wife Laurie and soon after moved to Peoria, IL. Mike and Laurie have three boys, each of whom are married, and they also have four grandchildren. They have been at FBC for many years serving in various areas. Mike oversees the area of Youth at FBC.
Some of Mike's favorite books or books that he has read recently are:
The Religious Affections by Edwards, Slave by MacArthur, The Gospel According to Jesus by MacArthur, The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall & Payne, Destiny of the Republic by Millar
Steve was born in Peoria, IL and has lived here most of his life. He and his wife Heidi also lived in St. Louis, MO and Sherman TX in the early and mid 1980’s. Steve received Christ as his Lord and Savior at a Boys Brigade meeting at the age of 7 while his family attended Calvary Bible Church of Peoria IL. After graduation from ISU in 1982, Steve worked as a Dental Sales Rep in St. Louis and later became an Administrator of a Dental Company in Gainesville TX. In 1987, he became and Insurance Agent and currently operates an agency in Pekin, IL. Steve oversees the area of Worship at FBC.
Some of Steve's favorite books or books that he has read recently are:
The Grand Weaver by Zacharias, Spiritual Leadership by Sanders, Don't Waste Your Life by Piper, Missionary Patriarch by Paton, Knowing God by Packer, Desiring God by Piper, Slave by MacArth
Joel was born in Peoria, IL and lived here all of his life. He became a Christian at age 23. Joel worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 42 years, retiring in 2007. He has been overseeing Christian Ed. for many years at FBC. He is married to Lorena.
Some of Joel's favorite books or books that he has read recently are:
The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall & Payne, Selling Out The Church: Dangers of Church Marketing by Kenneson & Street, The Pursuit of Holiness by Bridges, The God Who Is There by Schaeffer, Every Man's Battle by Arterburn & Stoeker
Barry was born in Milwaukee WI and lived in central and southeast Wisconsin for most of his life. A job change brought him to the Peoria IL area in 2001. Barry came to understand the reality that he was a sinner separated from God and in need of a Savior during 8th grade catechism classes. While he put his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at that time, it wasn't until marriage to his wife Philippa shortly after college graduation that he committed every area of his life to the Lord and came to fellowship in an assembly of believers where personal spiritual growth occurred. Retired from a career in engineered sales of industrial valves, pumps, and specialty piping, Barry and Philippa have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. In addition to serving in various roles at FBC, Barry enjoys family time, gardening, hiking, and travel - especially when travel involves visits to missionaries.
Some books Barry read recently are: Gospel Treason by Bigney, He Touched Me by Trogdon, The Shepherd Leader by Witmer, Angola Beloved by Wilson, The Disciple's Manual by Macdonald