Meet Our Staff

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Gary Bohman

Pastor

Pastor Gary Bohman grew up in a missionary home in Canada. As a young man, Pastor Bohman felt the Lord leading him into full time Christian Service. In 2001 Pastor Bohman enrolled at Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, where in the year 2004, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. In 2009, The Lord led Pastor and Mrs. Bohman to Gospel Light Baptist Church, where they faithfully served the Lord for seven years, assisting then Pastor Steve Kilpatrick,  as well as serving in the Assistant Administrator position of Gospel Light Baptist Academy (2012-2014), and in the position of Administrator, (2015-present).  Upon the resignation of Pastor Steve Kilpatrick in the fall of 2015, to enter full time church planting, Gospel Light Baptist Church felt led of the Lord to call Pastor Bohman to take the Pastorate of Gospel Light Baptist Church. On January 1st, 2016, Pastor Gary Bohman became the Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church, where he is faithfully serving the Lord with the help of his wife Mary, and their three precious daughters, Katelynn, Kristyn and Kloe.

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Steve Kilpatrick

Staff Church Planter

Steve Kilpatrick and his wife Debbie were married in 1976 and have been serving the Lord faithfully in many areas of the ministry since then.  They both graduated from Baptist Bible College.  Pastor received a Master of Missions degree from Bethel Baptist College, and was later honored with a Doctor of Humanity from Bethel Baptist College and a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Crown College of the Bible.  He has worked in youth ministry, youth music, and been involved in Christian education.  Steve and Debbie went to the Philippines as missionaries from 1981-1990.  They were greatly used of the Lord there and developed a great burden for worldwide missions.  When they returned from the mission field, Steve served as associate pastor and president of Bethel Baptist College.  In 2002, God led him to start Gospel Light Baptist Church where he served the Lord as Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church for 13 years. In 2015, the Lord moved in Steve’s heart to enter into full time Church Planting in the state of Alabama, Steve surrendered to the Lord’s leading and in January of 2016, Steve and Debbie Kilpatrick entered the work of full time church planting in the state of Alabama. Steve leads the IBFA, (Independent Baptist Friends of Alabama), which is a ministry of the Gospel Light Baptist Church dedicated to seeing Bible believing churches planted in the state of Alabama.

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Ernesto and Amanda Salvatierra

Children's Director

Ernesto grew up in a children’s home in Bolivia and was saved as a teenager at a nearby youth camp. He felt God’s call to preach as a teenager and the Lord led him to Calvary Baptist Bible College to prepare for the gospel ministry. He married his wife, Amanda, in 2014 and in May 2016 the Lord led them to Gospel Light Baptist Church. They currently lead in the children’s ministry and serve on a van route, reaching families with the gospel of Christ. They have a strong desire to reach the tender hearts of children. They are also leading in the English as a Second Language Classes that take place on Tuesday evenings.

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Chase Rooks

Youth Pastor and Music Director

Chase Rooks is a graduate of The Crown College of the Bible. He has a Bachelor’s and Master Degree in Missiology and a desire to reach the world for Christ. He is grateful for the privilege to serve the Lord full time and influence young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Chase serves as the Youth Pastor and Music Director at Gospel Light Baptist Church. His life verse is Hebrews12:1-2 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Chase also teaches at Gospel Light Baptist Academy.