Our Pastor

Pastor & Mrs. Caleb Hanson

  • Caleb Hanson was born and raised in the Rochester area. He trusted the Lord as His Savior at the age of 10 and, shortly after, surrendered to the call of God on his life to preach. After high school graduation, he attended Oklahoma Baptist College (2000-2004) where he received his Bible training degree. He and Emily were married one month later and served together in the ministry of Windsor Hills Baptist Church for a year while Emily finished her Bible training degree. In the summer of 2005, Caleb went on staff at Faith Baptist Church of Bourbonnais, Illinois, pastored by Dr. Terry Anglea. For eight years, he served as a leader in the Sunday School ministry, Bus Ministry, Outreach Ministry, and a church-planting ministry entitled “Reseeding Illinois.” He was called to be the pastor of Midwest Bible Baptist Church in the fall of 2013. He and his wife have been blessed with five children: David, Joshua, Cherith, Nathan, and Crystal.