Pastor Keith Thibo and his wife Chris

Pastor Thibo and his family came to us in March of 1985.


He attended Bob Jones University and Maranatha Baptist University. His Doctorate of Divinity was granted to him by Hyles-Anderson College.


Pastor Thibo is joined in ministry by his wife Chris who also graduated from Maranatha Baptist University.


Pastor Thibo is author of the King's Kids Program and serves as the director of King's Kids International Baptist Mission. Chris oversees world wide distribution of King's Kids materials and teaches in our Christian school.

Our Ministry Team
Assistant Pastor Brian Currier and his wife Michelle

Pastor Currier has served on our staff since September 2009.


He began attending Bay View at the age of 7, and his wife, Michelle, began attending during her freshman year of high school.  They were married in December of 2000.


They are both graduates of Hyles-Anderson College.  Before coming home to serve on our staff, Pastor Currier spent 6 years in Kentucky and helped in the starting of two churches: Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church in Danville, KY and Greater Vision Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.


As well as assisting Pastor Thibo with various church projects, his primary responsibilities are overseeing our Student Ministries including the Teen Department, Sunday School Director, Power Club, and Bus Ministry Director.  He serves as the Head Principal of Illinois Central Christian School and is also the Dean of Biblical Studies.


He and Michelle teach the Heart for the Home Adult Bible Class on Sunday’s.  As well as helping in the Youth Ministries, Michelle teaches 1st-2nd grade in our Christian School.  They have four children: Travis, Savanna, Daniel, and Alyssa.

Assistant Pastor Brett Bedwell and his wife Ranine

Pastor Bedwell joined our staff in June of 1999.


He is a graduate of Arlington Baptist College in Arlington, Texas.


Prior to coming to our church, he served at Grace Baptist Church in Zachary, LA for 17 years.


Pastor Bedwell oversees the music program at our church, directing the adult choir and leading the congregational singing.  He teaches an adult Sunday School class and works with the Good Timers Retirees Ministry.  He also has a weekly Shut-in Ministry and manages blitzing, a local outreach program.


Pastor Bedwell is the Dean of Fine Arts at Illinois Central Christian School, where he directs the symphony and teaches a Bible Quiz class.


He is also a song writer for Bible Truth Music.


His wife, Ranine, oversees the Flyers Club, sings in the choir, and helps him with various other ministries, including weekly hospital visitation.

Assistant Pastor Rafael Ramirez and his wife Christine

Pastor Ramirez has served on our staff since August of 2011.


Pastor Ramirez and his wife Christine were saved as teenagers. While he was serving in the Army, they were married and became very involved in a fundamental Baptist church where they felt God's call to full-time Christian service.


They are both graduates of Hyles-Anderson College.


Pastor and Mrs. Ramirez served in Mexico for 10 years where they had a thriving church, Christian school, and Bible Institute. After returning to the States, he answered the call to be the Spanish Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Moreno Valley, CA.


It was during this time that God worked in the hearts of the entire family and through God's leading they moved to Illinois and began the Spanish Ministry at Bay View. He also teaches Spanish and Bible classes in the Christian School, and Mrs. Ramirez sings in the choir and serves as the office secretary in our ministries.

Assistant Pastor Joe Mitchell and his wife Rebecca

Pastor Mitchell has served on our staff since May of 2003.


He and his wife Rebecca met at Bible college and were married in July 2003.  Pastor Mitchell is a graduate of Providence Baptist College.


He serves as the business manager and administrative assistant overseeing all of the finances and accounting of the church, our Christian school, and King's Kids International Baptist Mission.


The Lord has used him to help many families through financial counseling, as well as to help several churches better organize their bookkeeping and set up medical reimbursement programs for their ministries.  Among other ministerial duties, he teaches an adult Sunday School class,  and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the board of directors. He also oversees the graphics and design department, as well as the IT department here at Bay View.


His wife is actively involved in various children's ministries and oversees the nursery.  They have four children: Jason, Peyton, Olivia, and Madelynn.

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