Our Staff

We think the members of our staff are terrific!  Not only do they excel in their skills to fulfill their role, but they genuinely love people.  They are always willing to help, serve, and pray for anyone who needs their assistance.  Your call or email will always be met with genuine concern and response.  You can call the office at 309.342.0149 or email the office or pastors for assistance.  

  • Mike Collier

    Custodian

    Mike started working at FBC in March, 2015.  He enjoys keeping things neat, tidy and clean for the congregation.  He and his wife, Debi have two daughters and one grandson.  Prior to working here, Mike worked over thirty years at Maytag in the plastics department along with several other jobs.  Outside of his work at the church, Mike enjoys keeping up with current events and professional sports teams from Chicago. His favorite movies include Ghost, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 


  • Vicki Diefendorf

    Bookkeeper

    Vicki has the most seniority on staff, having started here in November, 1987!  She especially enjoys the people that she works with at the church. Vicki has been married to her best friend for over 25 years and they have several cats that keep them entertained.  Prior to working at FBC, Vicki was a school teacher, owned Independent Cab, and worked at Galesburg Broadcasting for 21 years as a receptionist and doing billing.  Her favorite movies include Water for Elephants and Forrest Gump.

  • Sherri Kremer

    Administrative Assistant

    Sherri has been keeping us all organized since 2007.  Prior to becoming our Administrative Assistant, Sherri worked as a secretary in a dialysis unit, and for ten years, she was a travel agent.  She says that the best part about her role is when people call into the office and she can take the time to listen.   Sherri is married to Jeff, who serves on our Trustee Board and is part owner of the Mattress Station. Their daughter, Alissa, is a student at the University of Iowa.  Together with their two spoiled puppies, Jeff and Sherri are exploring a new season of life as empty-nesters where they enjoy shooting, dining out, exercising, and shopping.  Her favorite movies include, The Holiday, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, and Sweet Home Alabama.

    baptist1@grics.net


     

  • Bob Myers

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Bob is the newest staff member, having started July, 2017.  He and his wife, Diane, have two adult children, four grandchildren, and one spoiled little dog.  Bob loves being a pastor and especially enjoys the challenge of preparing and delivering God's Word for corporate worship.  Prior to becoming a lead pastor in 2012, Bob had been a worship pastor since the dark ages (sometime back in the late '70's - he started early.) He has also been a public school teacher, a music specialist, and a college professor.  Since age 8, Pastor Bob has always sensed a call to vocational ministry. He has two degrees in music and a doctor's degree in worship studies.  He has published a book on worship history called Strategic Portraits: People and Movements that Shaped Evangelical Worship.  Outside of church, he enjoys fishing, gardening, and model boat building.  Bob's favorite authors include N.T. Wright, Robert Webber, and Eugene Peterson. Among his favorite movies are The Three Amigos, What About Bob?, & Gettysburg.  

    bmyers322@gmail.com


  • Terry Unger

    Custodian

    Terry has been with us since July, 2015.  He enjoys clocking out on Thursday and talking with ABW groups preparing and serving food.  He has two grown children, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  That's a legacy!  Terry is a US Navy veteran and worked for Maytag as a journeyman tool and die maker.  He also worked for John Deere and in various maintenance positions.  Outside of work, he enjoys power-lifting, triathlons, martial arts, and other sports.  His favorite movies include Dances With Wolves and any movies depicting a struggle against hatred and bigotry.  

  • Jordan Van Dyke

    Pastor of Discipleship and Worship arts

    Jordan joined the FBC team in January, 2016.  He and his wife, Julie, have three children which you'll frequently see around here: Grace, Gideon, and Gabbi.  Prior to coming to First Baptist, Jordan served in youth ministry in South Carolina and in Galesburg.  He especially loves working with people and watching God at work.  Jordan felt first called to vocational ministry in Bluffton, SC and has continued to grow in his calling to disciple people in Christ. He has a degree in Music Education and is pursuing ordination through the Great Rivers Region and Lincoln Christian University.  Outside of church, Jordan enjoys playing drums with others, attending concerts, watching lots of sports and spending time with family.  His favorite authors include John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Jeff Vanderstelt, and Erwin McManus.  Favorite movies include Guardians of the Galaxy I & II, Shawshank Redemption, and Inception. 

    jordanvandyke@gmail.com