Lanny Faulkner

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Pastor Lanny's usual office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm. He makes Member and Prospect visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and occasionally on Saturdays. He has served as our Pastor-Teacher since April, 2007. He also serves as the Chairman of our Elders.

He and his wife, Lin, who passed away in February of 2015, had been married for forty-three years. They have three adult children and six grandchildren. He served eight years in the Air Force and he is a Viet Nam Veteran.

He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University, Covington Theological Seminary, and he earned a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport. He has previously pastored churches in Georgia, Arkansas, and Waukegan Illinois. From 1994 until 2010, he served as the Associational Missionary for Central Baptist Association in Decatur, IL.

FBC Elders

Elders serve our Church by leading it!

God has raised up these godly and mature Christian men who were elected and ordained by our Church. They meet monthly for devotion, prayer, discussion, vision, strategy, planning, and fellowship.

Lanny Faulkner: Pastor-Teacher / Discipleship and Education

Bill Fleming: Worship Leader / Administration (Trustee) / Moderator

Mitchell Fleming: IGNITE! / VBS

Timothy Walker: Missions

Jim Wilson: GCF & Other Youth Ministries

Elder Lanny Faulkner

Elder Bill Fleming (Shari)

Elder Mitch Fleming (Lesley)

Elder Tim Walker (Courtney)

Elder Jim Wilson (Lynnette)


Shana Bailliez

Shana has served as our custodian since June of 2015. She lives north of Atwood with her husband, Tyler, and their children: Emma, Landon, and Hannah.

Worship Leader

Bill Fleming

Bill has served as our Worship Leader for 40 years.  He also serves as one of our Elders and as our Moderator. He began his music ministry at the age of 18 in our church.  Since that time Bill has traveled to churches and venues throughout Central Illinois sharing the Gospel through music.  He has produced two recording projects entitled "Naturally" and "Touching Lives With His Love".  He is a member and co-founder of a Southern Gospel singing group, "Power of Praise" which was organized in 1998. He is the Supervisor of Gas and Electric Operations for Ameren in Tuscola. 
Bill is married to Shari who is the newly-retired Grade School Secretary for the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond School District.  God has blessed them with two sons, David and Mitch.  David is married to Cara and plays trumpet in Power of Praise and teaches math at Sangamon Valley Junior High in Illiopolis.  Mitch is married to Lesley and is the drummer for our Praise Team and is the Assistant Principal  at Georgetown - Ridge Farm High School.


Shari Fleming

Shari is the wife of Bill Fleming and the daughter of Charlotte Kleiss! She recently retired as the Secretary for the Arthur-Lovington Grade School. She serves as our Treasurer and in several other ministries in our Church!