Our Leadership

Pastor Kevin Rutledge is our Lead Teaching Pastor. Kevin has a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies, an MA in Theology, and nearly twenty years of ministry experience. His latest adventure involved starting a new church in a city with the lowest percentage of Bible-believing Christians in the United States. He adores his wife and four kids, who have served God together with him as a family. Kevin is passionate about God and His Word, and genuinely loves people. So, he lives to see people connect deeply with God through the love and amazing grace of Christ. Kevin and his wife, Sundi, have 4 children: Ryleigh, Zander, Lily and Canon.

Pastor Nate Miller is the Associate Pastor of Worship & Youth. Nate is a graduate of Judson University with a degree in youth ministry/adolescent studies. He is a native of Sycamore and has attended FBC since the first week his parents brought him home from the hospital. Nate’s first foray into the wild world of youth ministry came as a high school junior when Pastor Bill gave him a chance to lead the junior high youth group..

Pastor Steve Persson holds the position of Pastor at Large. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Northern Illinois University, and Wheaton College Graduate School. He has served at FBC since 1974 – first as a youth pastor, then spending one year in the Philippines as a missionary, and as senior pastor since 1981. He and wife, Jaime, have 6 children: Leah (Noel), Hannah, Deborah (Keenan), Luke, Mark (Michelle) and Matthew. They are the proud grandparents of 4 grandchildren, Noel George, Karis, Elsie and Micah.

Pastor Bill Badal is retired, but remains with us in the role of Pastor Emeritus. Bill moved to the United States in his early teens, having grown up in a Christian home in Baghdad, Iraq. He received his bible training at Moody extension school. Bill and his wife, Michele, have 2 sons: Joel (Lisa) and Tim (Amanda), and they are the proud grandparents of 8 grandchildren: Noah, Joshua, Luke, Rebekah, Jacoub, Matthew, Lydia and JoAnna.

ELDERS

Kevin Rutledge
Bill Badal
Steve Persson
Nate Miller
Steve Brewer
Keith Miller
Dale Johnson

DEACONS

David Laben – Missions
James High
Josh Johnson