David Huffstutler, Senior Pastor
Pastor Huffstutler has served First Baptist Church since July 1, 2013. He leads the church in its mission to bring glory to God through the the edification of believers, the evangelization of the lost, and the expansion of God’s work in Rockford and other fields of the world.
“My desire for First Baptist Church is that we would show the glory of God because of the grace that God has shown us. I pray that we would have a passion to give the gospel, disciple believers, and uphold the truth of God’s Word.”
He began serving as a pastoral intern in 2006 at First Baptist Church in Troy, MI where he eventually became full-time staff and was ordained to the gospel ministry on November 11, 2012. While he was there, he met his wife Holly, and they were married in 2007. Holly is a registered nurse with a B. S. from Bob Jones University and also has an M. A. in Biblical Ministries from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA. They have two small children.
Carl Conrad, Music Director
Carl has served First Baptist Church since February 2, 2014. His goal for leading worship is to pick theologically sound psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19).
“Worship is an essential part of the service because it is one of the ways the congregation can participate in praising, worshiping, and learning more about the Lord. This is why I take care to pick songs that are doctrinally sound, theologically rich, and distinctively Christian.”
Carl has had multiple music internships since 2007, including leading music at his previous church, New Hope Baptist Church. He also served as the Music Director at First Baptist of Horicon from 2012 to 2013. He plans to marry his fiancé Sarah later this year on June 6, 2014, in Willmar, Minnesota.
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