JOHN BAUER, ELDER

John is married to Karen and they reside in Manhattan.


After attending Faith Bible Church for 8 years, John accepted a position on the Elder Board where his wisdom and life experience contribute to the day-to-day oversight of the church, as well as the ongoing care of the people.  He is actively involved in the small group ministry, men’s ministry, as well as the Missions Commission.  John is a proud member of the “Over the Hill Gang” – a group of men who spend countless hours keeping the building updated, attractive, and safe.


His personal desire is that the unsaved community around FBC would be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ and be discipled to go on to maturity in Him.


John and Karen’s most recent out of town trip was to see the Creation Museum and the construction of the Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  Holidays find them in Omaha, at Thanksgiving. They spend the Christmas season with family in the Chicagoland area.

John enjoys using his free time in the garden, doing home repair projects, and spending time with family. Fun fact: If Karen is not in church, it’s likely because she is visiting family in Nebraska.  John and Karen have one child for every grandchild – 9 and 9.