Bill Prater was saved as a “bus kid” at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, Kansas in 1976. He later attended Bible college where he met his wife Katie. The Praters were married and joined the full-time ministry staff of Fellowship Baptist Church in 1981. Bro. Prater served the church in various capacities including Minister of Music, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor before assuming the Pastorate in May of 2000.
In addition to his ministry to Fellowship Baptist Church, Bro. Prater also serves the community of Liberal as a board member and facilitator for the Leadership Enrichment and Development group, and as a chaplain and commissioned police officer for the Liberal Police Department.
Bro. Prater and his wife Katie have two married sons, T. J. and Tyler, one daughter, Tiffany, and six grandchildren, Malorie, Kevin, Ellie, Huck, Callie, and Leroy.