Our Ministry Team

My family and I are glad to be serving the Lord in Rantoul. Since we moved here from Mattoon/Gays, IL in 2006 the Lord has proved Himself faithful. We have met many pleasant people and are happy to love and be loved by the good members of our church.

I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and my wife is from Terre Haute, Indiana. We met while attending The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, Tennessee.  I have earned a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree from Crown College (1993) and a Master of Religious Education Degree from Baptist College of America (2006). I was ordained into the Gospel ministry in 1995 and love serving the Lord here at the Maranatha Baptist Church of Rantoul.

It is a joy to serve the Lord with my wife, Lori. I also enjoy fishing, golfing, and watching team sports. I follow the Chicago Bears, the Chicago White Sox, Fighting Illini football/basketball, Tennessee Volunteer football/basketball, our local RTHS Eagles and J.W. Eater Bulldogs.

God has been so good to me and my family. I am thankful to be His child and to be in the Gospel ministry. Thanks for visiting our website. If I can be a help to you, please let me know.

Pastor Mark Wilkerson



I was born and reared in North Carolina.  I accepted God’s gift of eternal life, through Jesus Christ, when I was 7 years old. At the age of 13, I surrendered to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2019, I began my Bible and Ministry training at the Calvary Baptist Bible College in North Carolina, then transferred to Hyles Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana in 2020.  It was there that I met my wife, Danielle.   Upon graduating in May of 2023 with a degree in Youth Ministry, we moved to the Rantoul area and are glad to be serving the Lord with the Maranatha Baptist Church.

I like to hunt, fish, and practice Martial arts. I enjoy following the New Orleans Saints, NC State, and the Texas Rangers.

Youth Pastor Noah Hankins