Our Pastor

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