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Senior Pastor – John Roberson

Pastor John Roberson was born in Marks, Mississippi on June 13, 1972. He was raised in a good Christian home in the Mississippi Delta and went to church all of his life, but it was not until July 22, 1997 at the age of 25 that he trusted Christ as his Savior. He surrendered to the call to preach on September 3, 1997.

Pastor Roberson came to Clinton, Illinois in May of 2003 as the assistant pastor of First Baptist Church. In August of 2005, after serving as the assistant pastor for two years, he became the senior pastor. Under his leadership, the church has seen many souls saved, lives changed, and amazing things accomplished for God.

The church is also blessed to have Pastor’s wife, Mrs. Sherri, a beautiful, godly wife and mother, who serves as the nursery director and Ladies S.O.S. Director. They have three children, Jessica (Luke) Anglea, Jonathan (Leah) Roberson, and Jacob Roberson. The Lord has also blessed them with three grandchildren, Carson and Brady Anglea, and Gracelyn Roberson.

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Youth Pastor – Jonathan Roberson

Pastor Jonathan Roberson was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and lived most of his childhood there. At the age of 8, he moved with his family to Benton, Arkansas and attended Victory Baptist Church where Dr. Ken Graham is the pastor. When he was 10, his dad, Pastor John Roberson, accepted the call to go on staff at First Baptist Church in Clinton, Illinois.

On Sunday School Promotion Sunday, June 6, 2003, shortly after moving to Clinton, the Lord brought Pastor Jonathan under Holy Ghost conviction and he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. A month later, at Harvest Baptist Camp in Mackinaw, Illinois, the Lord begin to deal with him concerning the call to preach. He surrendered to preach July 8, 2003.

After graduating High School, he attended Providence Baptist College and graduated in 2014, On March 1, 2014, he married “the most beautiful lady in the entire world,” Leah. They have one daughter, Gracelyn Rae. Pastor Jonathan is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside his dad and with the teenagers of First Baptist Church.

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