Founding Pastor Pastor Don G. Humbert
Don G. Humbert worked for the B&O Railroad for 18 years when he took a leap of faith to follow God’s call. He and his wife, Mardy, along with their three children, left the Akron Baptist Temple in Akron, OH, to go to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. He was the only one in the school’s history to graduate with a 4.0 GPA until that point in time. After graduation they moved to Park Forest, IL, and started this church on February 18, 1968. After meeting in the Mohawk Elementary School for more than three years, the church built the first building at 4411 Sauk Trail in Richton Park and started meeting there December 19, 1971, with 188 people attending that service. He went home to be with the Lord May 22, 1989, after suffering his third heart attack.