Dr. John Howard - Student Pastor

John surrendered his life to Jesus Christ when he was 12 years old.  At age 15, he felt God's call to vocational ministry, eventually being led specifically to student ministry.  John married his high school sweetheart, Sarah, on May 29, 2004.  On June 17, 2010, God blessed John and Sarah with their first child, a baby girl, Madilyn Faye.  John was called to be our Minister to High School students in October 2010.  Prior to his call to FBCO, John served through student ministry at his home church in Benton IL, and First Baptist Church of Blytheville, AR.  John earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Mid-Continent University in Mayfield Kentucky, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.  John is a die-hard University of Illinois, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Rams fan.  He loves hanging out with students, working out, playing video games, watching movies, and going out to eat. Check out Pastor John's blog: http://www.fullypurposed.com.

 

Danny Walls - Student Pastor

Danny is Minister to Students here at FBC O'Fallon. He has been on staff at FBCO since the Fall of 2002. The youngest of 4, Danny grew up in Orlando, FL in a rock solid Christian home with a loving Christian family. He was saved and baptized at the age of 10 in the church where he was born and raised. After getting married, he joined the Air Force and moved up to Illinois. After his four years in the Air Force, he worked as a network analyst for AT&T. While working for AT&T, Danny knew that God was calling him full-time into the ministry. And that is Danny's life in a nutshell. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Christy, for 22 years and they have two incredible teenage kids, Hannah and Jonah. Danny is a graduate of McKendree University with a major in Religion with a Christian emphasis and a minor in history. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.