Rob is a native of the Pacific Northwest and moved to Whitehall in September of 2016. In ministry he has served in camping ministry, youth ministry, college ministry, as an associate pastor, and now is in his second role as a lead pastor. Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and theology from Corban University and later completed an MBA, focusing in nonprofit management. Rob desires to communicate the truth about Jesus in a way that is both relevant and helpful.
“One of my favorite messages from Jesus”, says Rob, “is found in Matthew 11:28”. “Especially when I feel like the weight of life is heavier than I can carry, I am reminded that Jesus asks me to approach him with those concerns”. “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
Aaron and his wife Sarah came to Whitehall in the fall of 2018. His responsibilities include music, youth, and children's ministries. He is grateful to have experience in a number of camp, short-term missions, and church settings, and is excited to see how God is demonstrating His goodness, power, and faithfulness in Trempealeau County. One of Aaron's favorite Bible verses in Philippians 4:6, "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
The administrative needs of FBC have been well cared for by Debbie since 2006. She is also mom to two adult children, Ryan and Amanda, and a faithful wife to Merle. She is there to answer any operational questions you may have.
Larry has been at FBC since 1977. He married his wife Dawn in the same year and they have raised seven children here in the Whitehall area. He enjoys "computing" in his spare time along with connecting with Dawn and his family. His favorite thing about God is His steadfastness.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lam 3:22-23
Virgil has been at FBC since 1989 when he moved to Whitehall with his new bride Linda. They raised their 3 children here and have served together in youth and children’s ministries throughout the years. Currently, Virgil and Linda teach the 6th-12th grade Sunday School class, help with K4T and organize VBS. Virgil’s favorite hobby is doing God’s original career choice for mankind—ie. gardening! He loves to share fresh fruit and vegetables grown in his garden with those who are unable to grow their own. His life verse is Isaiah 41:10.
“So do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Larry has been in full time ministry since 1979 serving at Christian camps in Wisconsin as well as writing a variety of biblical character training materials. His retirement in 2015 has allowed him to expand his availability to serve the Lord through speaking engagements and a daily radio program called "Food for Thought."