Bill Stedman was born in Blue Island, IL and reared in a very traditional Catholic family.
He attended the Catholic Church regularly and completed 8 years of Catholic Grade School.
After graduating, Bremen High School was his next step. While there, he met Alice Pease, the
girl who would one day become his wife. After several months of dating in 1971, through her testimony and faithful witness, Pastor Stedman was saved. He was baptized in August of 1973 here, at Faith Baptist Church.
Upon graduation from public high school he attended Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal Illinois as a music major. It was there he felt the clear call to preach during a Sunday morning service,
at the Calvary Baptist Church of Normal, IL.
Leaving ISU, he returned to Posen and took the position of part-time youth director in May of 1978. Bill and Alice were married in August of 1975 and he was ordained September 5, 1977.
Bill then assumed the pastorate of Faith Baptist Church in September of 1984.
In May of 2007 he was honored with a Doctorate of Divinity from Shawnee Baptist College.
This September, 2019, he will celebrate
34 years as our pastor.
Aaron Tipton grew up as a member of Faith Baptist Church since he was born. He was led to the Lord when he was 6 years old by his mother at a family camp in Iowa. He has served faithfully through the years as a volunteer Sunday School Teacher, Bus Worker, and Musician.
He was hired on staff as Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor in February, 2016. He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana and worked for two years as a part time faculty member of the college as well, teaching in the media program.
During his years at Hyles-Anderson College he met his wife, Sierra, who is from Malvern, Arkansas. Together they faithfully serve and give their hearts to the teenagers.