Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds
who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer
and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work
of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Ben and Laura Lee Ramirez



Pastor Ben and his wife, Laura Lee, come to Faith Bible Church from Coon Rapids, Iowa. Pastor Ben has served in the United States Air Force and Iowa Air National Guard as well as working with the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office. Pastor Ben has a Bachelor of Science/Social Science degree from Upper Iowa University, as well as a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree from Liberty University.

While in Coon Rapids, Ben shepherded First Christian Church as their Pastor, with his wife Laura Lee by his side. Pastor Ben and Laura Lee were married in 1989 and have raised five children. They currently have 7 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Laura Lee has a background in law enforcement and has served with her husband through leading women’s Bible studies and using her musical talents, as well as her gift of hospitality.
The Ramirezes have been with Faith Bible Church since July 2016 and we are happy to have them as a part our family here at Faith Bible and excited to have them ministering in our community.
Mike & Sara Zilker




Mike and Sara live in Bolivar and serve as teen leaders here at Faith Bible.  They have grown up here at Faith Bible and continue to serve faithfully.  They joined our staff in 2018 after serving in many areas within our church over the years. Sara is very active in our music ministry as well serving on the Worship Team. They have served in a variety of areas including the teen ministry, children’s church ministry, Vacation Bible School, and served on boards here at the Church. They have a beautiful family of 5 children and Mike works at the Bolivar high school as a physical education teacher and Sara is a stay at home mom. They also enjoy participating in and coaching several sports within our community and school district. 
Deacon Board

Eric Jones


Mike Feely


Don Rockefeller

Trustee Board

Gary Linza

Dave Norton

Dane Surra


Barry Rockefeller


Ryan Rockefeller


Andrew Wilson


Kyle Swartwout

Deaconess Board

Mary Beth Eaton

Barb Rockefeller

Sue Plants

Cherry Feely

Dawn Harvey

Robin Wilson

Church Staff

Church Secretary 

Chris Shutt

Chris joined our staff in December 2015 and lives in Ceres NY with her husband John.  She is the mother of two, a son and daughter, and grandmother of four. 
Church Custodian

Dane Surra 

Dane joined our staff in 2014 and lives in Shinglehouse PA with his wife Bonnie.  He is the father of 3 sons and has one grandson.