Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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First Baptist Church
620 Godin Avenue | Dupo, IL 62239

Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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The Journey Begins...

Welcome to my blog!  I’m fairly certain my kids will be rolling on the floor after they read that last sentence.  I’ve never pictured myself as a blogger. But I wanted another format to communicate with folks at FBC as well as the Dupo community and beyond. 

On May 17, 2009, First Baptist Church of Dupo extended to me the call to become their pastor. There was no doubt where the Lord was leading, and after a difficult good-bye to our church family of almost 17 years in Ellis Grove, Beth and I officially became Dupo residents on July 3rd. Since then, life has been mostly about unpacking and getting to know the great folks at FBC. I want to say a big ‘thank-you’ to the FBC family…you have welcomed us with open arms, and we already feel like family. 

I recently planted a couple trees in our otherwise treeless backyard. I’m looking forward to watching them grow and become full grown, healthy trees providing lots of shade for us to enjoy. 


In a similar way, I’m looking forward to watching what God has in store for FBC in the coming months and years. He has a plan for us, and it will most certainly involve growing mature, disciplined followers of Christ as well as moving outside the church building to take the love of Christ to the community around us.

I’m excited to be on this new leg of the journey and look forward to meeting you here on the web to share some of the winding roads that lie ahead. Be sure to check out the upcoming events by clicking on the FBC Life link above.

On His journey,

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 

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