First Baptist Church
2800 University Ave, Charleston, IL
(217) 345-5081

 To know Christ and To make Him Known




Mike Larson is an Associate Pastor at Troy Baptist Church (Troy, MO). He and his wife Lisa have been in Christian ministry for more than 40 first with Christian schools from coast to coast and for the last 20 years in Troy, MO.  He was an outstanding runner (All-American in Track and Cross Country at Eastern Illinois University, graduating in 1977.  Both are creative and have a special place in their hearts to encourage young and old in the Lord.


Jerry Payne is the Head Football Coach at Charleston High School and he spoke at our church on Sunday, July 11th.  In the audience, he recognized Kegan Weber as a student he taught at Jefferson School many years ago. Now, 19 years of age, the two posed for the picture following the service. image001.png

Jerry told much of his life story and how just when it looked like doors were closed, miraculously another route was opened.  Remarkably interesting…Jerry has learned to roll with things and be patient.  God has plans for all of us, no matter our age or station in life.

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