At Family Bible Church we believe that leadership by a group of elders who are responsible for and accountable to an identifiable congregation best reflects the pattern of the New Testament. Our first members voted in March, 2012 to install our first elders. Here is a little about each of them.
When he is not running our soundboard Floyd Turner serves as the President and General Manager of Thy Word Network Christian Radio Network. Floyd came to know Christ as his Savior at the age of 9 at church camp. As a young adult, he felt called to full-time Christian ministry, and graduated from a Christian university. He spent 5 years at a church leading the music program and the K-8 school. During this time, he got involved in building a Christian radio station, and has pursued this full time since 1990, when he moved to the Evansville area. Floyd was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1984, and served a number of years as an elder in a church prior to coming to Family Bible Church. He and his wife Susan have been married for 40 years and they have one son, Bill.
Jim McDonald is a banker by profession, but he has farming and agriculture in his blood. He has been a banker for 22 years and is currently Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Carmi, but his family has been farming the same land in St. Wendel since 1829. His children are the 7th generation to live there. Jim called on Jesus to be his Savior in 1980 at a church revival. He has served Christ as a deacon, elder and Clerk of the Session in the Presbyterian Church. His favorite Scripture verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9 where our Lord reminds Paul that “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect through weakness.” Jim has been married to his wife Carolyn for 27 years. They have a daughter, Molly and a son, Ivan.
Dan Grimm Jr. was raised in a Christian family and cannot remember a time when he did not believe Christ was his Savior. His family attended a Methodist Church where he remembers confessing his faith in Christ and affirming his desire to be counted among his people through confirmation. He was later baptized as an adult with his wife Ellen, to whom he has been married for 23 years. Dan and Ellen have 4 children, Daniel, John, Mary Beth and Anne. Dan has served in a variety of capacities in the church and community. Along with Ellen, Dan has held leadership positions in discipling middle school and high school students for several years. He is currently serving on the boards of the Evansville Rescue Mission and Gather Network, a local missions organization. 2 Corinthians 5:21 is especially precious to Dan: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Our Teaching Pastor, Colin Kerr, grew up in a small town near Houston, Texas. He trusted Christ as Savior at a youth camp when he was twelve. As a young man he knew he wanted to invest his life serving God and telling people about salvation through faith in Christ. He began working full-time in church after graduating from Wheaton College in 1989. After a two year internship at Willow Creek Community Church, Colin served at Christian Fellowship Church as High School Pastor for seven years, Pastor to Young Adults at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, NC for another seven years. While in North Carolina Colin also earned a Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed several years of graduate study in historical theology. He returned to Evansville and Christian Fellowship Church in 2005 to serve as Director of Young Adult Ministries until 2011 when he began serving as Teaching Pastor of Family Bible Church. Colin has been married to Brenda for 24 years and they have 3 sons: Caleb, Jacob and Joel.