Our Pastor

What We Believe


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and that this same Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts for service and edification of the Body of Christ.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Dr. Burliss Parker, and his wife, Dawn, have been serving at First Church of the Open Bible since 2005, having previously pastored churches in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.

He is a graduate of the Rockford  School of Theology and earned his Master's and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.

He's a great man of God, and a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan.


Weekly Schedule


9:15 am   Prayer
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am   Children's Church
10:30 am   Worship & Sermon
4:00 pm   Small Group


6:30 pm   Adult Bible Study