Leadership

Leadership
 
Robert Thurman, Pastor-Teacher
Robert, a St. Louis native, came to lead the relaunch of FPBC after serving ten years as pastor of a church in North Carolina. His entire first year with us, he drove from North Carolina every week. You can see a video about his commute here. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological College, Wake Forest, NC, and an MA in Biblical Studies from The Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA. He is currently pursuing a doctor of ministry at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, CA. Robert came to Christ as a child. He now lives a short walk from the church building with his wife Ashley, son Cole, and daughter Elise. He also serves as the president of Brookes Bible College. Contact him at rthurman@forestparkbible.org.
 
Arthur Valiant, Elder
Born again in the 1950s, Art brings a wealth of ministry experience to our fellowship. He has an M.Div. and a Th.M from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Retired from the banking sector, Art is actively involved in serving Christ here at Forest Park Bible Church and through the Gideons. Art is married to Mary Ann. Together they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. Art and Mary Ann also have two somewhat adopted adult children KJ, and Tisha. You can contact Art at avaliant@forestparkbible.org.