To schedule a meeting with Bro. Prater contact him at:
620.417.5100
billprater.fbc@gmail.com

Staff Evangelist

Bill Prater

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 role of Lead Pastor in May of 2000. In August of 2020, he transitioned away from pastoring and his son, Tyler, assumed the role of Lead Pastor.

Bro. Prater now serves as Staff Evangelist. He, and Katie, will serve as mentors to pastors around the country, preaching in revivals, missions conferences, marriage retreats, and in various other capacities.
 
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 patrol officer for the Liberal Police Department. In 2022, he was voted given the Officer of the Year Award by his fellow officers.
 
Bro. Prater and his wife Katie have two married sons, T. J. and Tyler, one daughter, Tiffany, and eight grandchildren, Boston, Malorie, Kevin, Ellie, Huck, Callie, Leroy and Turner Rex.

How to Get Through What You'll Never Get Over

Walking through Grief by the Grace of God

Have you ever experienced a grief so deep that you knew it would forever change you?
 
People often misunderstand grief, even as they are walking through it. Many people wrongly assume that the objective during grief is to eventually “get over it.”
 
But what if we have that objective wrong? What if instead of telling you to get over it, God wants to walk with you through it? What if He desires to perform a work of grace in your life that brings comfort, Christlikeness, healing, and greater intimacy with Him?
 
In these pages, Pastor Bill Prater shares from his own experience of losing his adult son in an accident and how God’s grace is sufficient—enough—to lead you through grief and loss.

2024

2025

JANUARY
7-9 - Winter Recharge - Faith Baptist Tabernacle - Jamestown, TN - Pastor Joshua Grubbs

14-17 - Revival - Faith Baptist Church - Wesley Chapel, FL - Pastor Adam Wilder

21 - AM/PM - Graceway Baptist Church - Charlotte, NC - Pastor Chris Edwards

28 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Ray Avenue Baptist Church - Salina, KS - Pastor John Day

FEBRUARY
2-3 - Great Plains Marriage Retreat - Tabernacle Baptist Church - Altus, OK - Pastor Greg Hawn

4 - AM/PM - Tabernacle Baptist Church - Altus, OK - Pastor Greg Hawn

9-10 - Marriage Conference - Columbia Road Baptist Church - Olmsted, OH - Pastor Bill Giallourakis

11 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Columbia Road Baptist Church - Olmsted, OH - Pastor Bill Giallourakis

16-17 - Cottonwood Baptist Couples Conference - Cottonwood Baptist Church - Meriden, KS - Pastor Andrew Kennard

18 - AM/PM - Cottonwood Baptist Church - Meriden, KS - Pastor Andrew Kennard

23-24 - Marriage Weekend - First Baptist Church - Clearwater, KS - Pastor Keith Kelley

25 - AM - Walking Through Grief Sunday - First Baptist Church - Clearwater, KS - Pastor Keith Kelley

MARCH
2-3 - Walking Through Grief Weekend - Faith Bible Baptist Church - Greeley, CO - Pastor Brandon Walters

8-11 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Emmanuel Baptist Church - Newnan, GA - Pastor Ben Springer

15-16 - Marriage Retreat - Bible Baptist Church - Fairfield, OH - Pastor Wally Miller

17 - AM/PM - Bible Baptist Church - Fairfield, OH - Pastor Wally Miller

24-27- Walking Through Grief Sunday & Revival - First Baptist Church - Greenfield, MO - Pastor Brian Bach

31 - AM/PM - Northway Baptist Church - Scottsdale, AZ - Pastor John Vaught

APRIL
7 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Metropolitan Baptist Church - Lake Worth, TX - Pastor Patrick Bujak

13-14 - Victory Baptist Church - Cedar Park, TX - Pastor Scott Kelsey

21-24 - Revival - Mansfield Baptist Temple - Mansfield, OH - Pastor Rob Kurtz

MAY
5 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Worth Baptist Church - Ft. Worth, TX - Pastor Tyler Gillitt

19 - Homecoming Sunday - Peoples Baptist Church - Greenville, NC - Pastor Tim Butler

26 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Heritage Baptist Church - Barrie, Ontario, Canada - Pastor Brett Pennell

JUNE
2 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Mt. Zion Baptist Church - St. Clair, MO - Pastor Brian Weiss

9 - AM/PM - Faith Baptist Church - Canoga Park, CA - Pastor Tim Rasmussen

23 - AM/PM - Grace Baptist Church - Neodesha KS - Pastor Trevor Hobbs

JULY
20-22 - Tuscon Baptist Church - Tucson, AZ - Pastor Brent Armstrong

28 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Waits Baptist Church - Portsmouth, OH - Pastor Brent Saxton

AUGUST:
11 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Odenton Baptist Church - Odenton, MD - Pastor John Lacombe - TENTATIVE

25 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Calvary Baptist Church - Clarendon, TX

SEPTEMBER
8 - First Responder Appreciation Day - Fellowship Baptist Church - Liberal, KS - Pastor Tyler Prater

15-19 - Revival - First Baptist Church - Park Rapids, MN - Pastor Joshua Hawn

22 - Westgate Baptist Church - Clovis, NM - Pastor Fergus Tunnell

27-28 (Katie) - Ladies Conference - Gospel Light Baptist Church - Rogers, AR - Pastor Noel Cwenar

29-October 3 - Fall Bible Conference - Fargo Baptist Church - Fargo, MN - Pastor Tony Scheving

OCTOBER
6 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Hilltop Baptist Church - Healdton, OK - Pastor Aaron Hawn

11-12 - Ladies Retreat (Katie) - Bible Baptist Church - Palm Harbor, FL - Pastor Jason Wiley

18-19 - Couples Retreat - Faithway Baptist Church - Evansville, IN - Pastor Stephen Russ

20 - AM/PM - Faithway Baptist Church - Evansville, IN - Pastor Stephen Russ

27-30 - Revival - White Drive Baptist Church - Batesville, AR - Pastor Taylor Gillaspie

NOVEMBER
3 - Walking Through Grief Sunday - Pleasantview Baptist Church - Arlington, TX - Pastor Jimmy McNeil

DECEMBER
1 - AM/PM - Eastland Baptist Church - Tulsa, OK - Pastor Troy Dorrell



JANUARY
10-11 - Couples Retreat - Faith Bible Baptist Church - Greeley, CO - Pastor Brandon, Walters

12 - AM/PM - Faith Bible Baptist Church - Greeley, CO - Pastor Brandon, Walters

FEBRUARY
22 - Men's Steak Out - Cheney Baptist Church - Cheney, KS - Troy Presley

MARCH
5 - Mid-Week Revive - First Baptist Church - Plattsmouth, NE - Pastor Raymond Wicks

9-12 - Revival - Solid Rock Baptist Church - Pendleton,IN - Pastor Aaron Hargis

23 - AM/PM - Hillview Baptist Church - Springfield, OR - Pastor Daniel Davidson