Meet Our Lead Pastor
He and his wife Cheryl moved to Terre Haute December 24, 2017. Such a perfect time for new beginnings for our church.
Pastor Bob and his wife Cheryl are native Hoosiers and have a deep love for the people of Indiana. It has been a dream in their hearts to return to their home state. They sought God’s direction and asked for Psalm 37 to come to life in their lives as they aligned their desires with God’s heart.
They have one son, Dylan who is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. He is married to Rachel and they make their home in Greentown, IN. Both are school teachers.
Pastor Bob is a dedicated pastor with a passion to share the love of God with neighbors and around the world. The verse that has guided and shaped his call to ministry is Psalm 16:11, “You will make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is a fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
In every community they have served, Pastor Bob’s wife, Cheryl, has been used by God to build bridges to the unchurched. She is uniquely gifted with a personality that draws people with love and acceptance. Her passion is working with children and she still receives cards and letters from kids she has impacted in her ministry role.
Their experience in ministry includes leading three churches to re-imagine their future and missional impact. They have a strong passion for reaching people with the news of God’s love both locally and beyond. Over the years they have participated in a number of cross-cultural ministry experiences in travels to places like Kathmandu, Nepal; Liberia, Africa; Croatia, Bosnia, Zambia, and others.
Pastor Bob has over 17 years of experience as both a solo and lead pastor of local churches in Sioux Falls, SD; Buffalo, WY; and Bristol, SD. His Studies were at Indiana Wesleyan University where he received a Master of Divinity degree; a Master of Arts degree in Ministerial Leadership; A Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and Addictions Counseling; and an Associates of Science degree in Business.
Meet Our Assistant Pastor
In July of 2018, Pastor Bob and Faith Wesleyan Church welcomed Pastor RyanStrange to the staff as Pastor of Spiritual Formation. He moved from Spencerport, New York to Terre Haute with his wife, Alison, and their daughter, Annabella.
Pastor Ryan is originally from Indianapolis, while Alison grew up in Santa Clarita, California. They met online while both living in New York State and married in 2016. Anna celebrated her 2nd birthday on May 26th, receiving her little brother Clark on the same day as a birthday present!
Pastor Ryan earned his B.A. at Taylor University and his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. Pastor Ryan has served as minister for six years and is passionate about teaching and helping people grow in their faith and knowledge of the Word, as well as guiding them to realize the special call that God has placed on their lives. At Faith, Pastor Ryan leads the Small Group Ministry, while he and Alison both work with the Young Adult Ministry. Both Pastor Ryan and Alison have a passion for college age people and helping them to realize their potential in Christ.
Alison is a huge fan of anything creative including dancing, singing, and crafting, and is always ready to share a cup of coffee with anyone willing. Pastor Ryan loves Star Trek, Indianapolis Colts football, and superheroes, particularly Batman. He loves to talk about these things with anyone who is interested, even those who are not.
The Strange family is excited to be at Faith, and looks forward to the work that God is doing through the church and it’s people.