• Dr. Greg Pratt   Senior Pastor

    Pastor Greg and his wife, Ann, are originally from Michigan. They joined us at First Baptist in December, 2011. Greg began his ministry as a youth pastor in 1992. He was ordained in 2002, and has served as the senior pastor of churches in west-central Illinois, and Michigan. Before beginning his preaching ministry, Greg served as a music minister on the west coast, and in Fairview Heights, IL. Ann is active in the church and enjoys serving on the Women's Ministry Committee. The Pratts have 3 kids. Their son, Caleb, and his lovely wife, Danielle have a fun-loving toddler (also Caleb) they affectionately call Dos. Their daughter, Holly, is a student at St. Louis College of Health Careers where she is studying Physical Therapy. And, their daughter, Natalie, is a student at Collinsville High (Go Kahoks!). All three kids are involved in the ministries of First Baptist and are excited about being a part of this wonderful congregation.
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  • John  Truax  Associate Pastor

    John Truax has been married to his wife, Gretchen since 2004.  They served our country through the United States Air Force from 2004-2012.  In that time they were stationed, with their three children, in South Carolina, South Korea, and Japan.  In 2012 God called John to full-time, vocational ministry in Okinawa, Japan.  While in Okinawa John served as Youth Pastor as well as Campus Pastor.  He holds a BS in Religion, as well as MA in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Having grown up in O’Fallon, Il, John was extremely excited when the Lord provided an opportunity for him to come to Collinsville and serve. John has a passion for youth ministry, and really loves to see how lives can be changed through the working of the Holy Spirit.  The way that students interact with the scriptures is something that he loves to watch happen.   Find him on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/john.truax.9