bill prater | lead pastor

Pastor Bill Prater started attending FBC as a teenager when a friend from school invited him to the ride the bus to church.  After a couple months of attending services and youth activities, he accepted Christ as his Savior and soon followed God's call into full-time ministry.  

 

After graduating from Bible college, Pastor Prater joined the staff at Fellowship, where he served under Pastor L.K. Landis in many roles for 20 years, including music director, youth pastor, and associate pastor.  In 2000, Pastor Prater was voted as the next Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Pastor and his wife, Katie, were married in 1981 and have 3 adult children-TJ, Tyler, and Tiffany-who love and serve the Lord with their families.

tyler PRATER | associate PASTOR

Tyler was raised in Liberal and was saved as a young boy at Fellowship.  Though he struggled with surrendering to go in to ministry at first, Tyler answered the call to preach at age 17 and pursued further training at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City.

 

After graduating college in 2006 and marrying his wife, Jenilee, Tyler came on staff at Fellowship as a youth pastor, a role he served in for 10 years.  Tyler then transitioned into a new role as the Associate Pastor, in which he oversees the music ministry, young couples class, and other various ministries in the church.  Tyler loves spending time with his wife and son, Kevin, as well as serving in a variety of organizations in the community.

sid PRATER | college ministries

Sid grew up in Liberal and has attended Fellowship since he was a small child.  Sid accepted Christ as a 6-year-old at a Sunday night service.  Feeling God's call into ministry, Sid attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City and graduated with his bachelor's degree in 2008.  While in college, Sid met his wife, Miranda, and they were married shortly after graduating from college.

 

After finishing college, Sid felt like God wanted him to come back to FBC.  Sid has been on staff since 2009 and fulfills many roles, including the oversight of our college ministries.  When Sid is out of the office, he enjoys taking part of CMC ministry at Seward County Community College and spending time with his wife and two sons, Parker and Landon. 

paul corlew | youth PASTOR

Paul joined the staff of Fellowship in February of 2016 to use his passion for teenagers and God's Word to help students grow in their relationship with Christ.  Paul's goal for students is that they would fall deeply in love with Jesus Christ, and that this love would drive them to live a life totally surrendered to Him.

 

Paul grew up in Tulsa, OK and graduated from Tulsa Union High School and received his bachelor's degree from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City.  Paul and his wife, Chrystal, have four children: Bradley, Jackson, Chase, and Ava Grace.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys watching and playing sports, running, and spending time with his family and friends.

mike collins | ministry intern

Mike grew up in a Christian home in Tucson, AZ and accepted Christ the summer before he entered 7th grade.  After graduating high school, Mike moved to Oklahoma City to receive training for the ministry at Heartland Baptist Bible College.  While attending college, he married his wife, Shelby, and helped start a church in Shawnee, OK. 

 

In 2016, Mike and Shelby joined the staff as ministry interns.  While at Fellowship, Mike and Shelby will receive further ministry training in preparation for starting a church in another part of the country.  Mike has a passion for photography, videography, and graphic design, and loves spending time with his wife and their baby girl, Natalie.

doug knudsen | school administrator

Bro. K grew up in Harlan, Iowa, and moved to Liberal the year after he graduated high school.  After several years of attending Fellowship Baptist Church, Bro. K accepted Christ as his Savior during an evening service.  He met his wife, Crystal, here at Fellowship, and they were married in 1985.  

 

In 1987, he and his wife joined the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church to oversee the operations of Fellowship Baptist School.  They have been in education for over 30 years and have impacted hundreds of students over those years.