Pastor Ben Lovelady

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ben has been the Lead Pastor of FBC since 2014, having served as the Youth Pastor since 2001. He graduated from Clarks Summit University with a Bachelor’s and from Moody Theological Seminary with an MA. Pastor Ben has a compassionate spirit and a deep desire to see others satisfied in Christ. He is a skilled teacher with a keen ability to make God’s truth relevant in a variety of practical ways. He has been married to his wife, Becki since 2001 and God has blessed them with 5 boys and 1 girl.

Pastor Alex Turkmani

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Alex joined our staff in 2017, having previously served as our pastoral apprentice for three years. He graduated from Northland International University with a Bachelor’s and is working towards an MA from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Alex has a sincere love for studying God’s word and teaching it to those around him. He has been married to his wife, Carley, since 2011 and God has blessed them with 2 boys and 1 girl.

Pastor Stephen Lovelady

Care Ministry

Pastor Stephen came as the lead pastor of FBC Silvis in 1987. He retired from full-time ministry in 2014 but still serves FBC Silvis by teaching, counseling, and visiting the sick. He graduated from Cornerstone University with his BA, from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary with his MA, and has completed partial work on his doctorate at Marquette University. God continues to bless Pastor Stephen with rich, Christ-centered vision and teaching. He is beloved at FBC Silvis and we are thankful for the invaluable assistance he continues to provide.



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