Pastor Dave Myers
Pastor Myers became the AIBCI Missions Director in November of 2018. He also shepherds First Baptist Church of Pecatonica, where he has served since 2001. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees at Maranatha Baptist University and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2018. He served as Assistant Pastor and as Interim Pastor at Lehigh Valley Baptist Church of Emmaus, PA from 1983 to 1990, then had the privilege of planting and pastoring Bayview Baptist Church in Mastic Beach Long Island, NY before coming to Pecatonica. Dave has been immensely aided in his ministry by his wife Marcia, and the Lord has given them four children and nine grandchildren (so far). His son Chad serves with him at Pecatonica as associate pastor.
Dr. Myers has faithfully served our fellowship for many years, serving as treasurer and bookkeeper, and has a real passion for assisting and encouraging our church planters and our many member churches across the state.
Pastor Dick Nelson
Pastor Nelson served faithfully as the State Missions Director for the FAIBCI from 2008 to 2018, and we are thankful that he continues to serve in an advisory role.
Pastor Dick Nelson is a native of Belvidere, Illinois. He was ordained into the ministry in 1958 and pastored several churches in Illinois over the years.
After the death of Dick and Jan’s first mates, the Lord brought them together and they were married in December of 1985. They have two sons, six daughters, 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren with number 14 to arrive in November.