The Elders Board recently elected David Thompson to serve as chairman. David currently serves on the Regional Leadership Board for our denomination, Fellowship Prairies, which oversees churches in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Territories. He also represents this region with a seat on the National Council for the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada which includes just over 500 churches across Canada. David has previously enjoyed leadership positions including high school principal, superintendent of human resources, director of education, and more recently chair of Lloydminster Public School Division Board of Education, where he continues to serve as a trustee. David is married to Joyce. They have been blessed with two married sons and five grandchildren. FBC has been their home church since 1997. David has served on the Elders Board since 1999 and also currently serves as an usher.
Murray grew up in the Marwayne area where he continues to farm. He and his family began attending FBC in 2009. Murray started serving on the Elders’ Board in 2011 and appreciates the opportunity to serve alongside all the dedicated volunteers at FBC. Murray and his wife Trudy can often be found pitching in on registration days at Pleasantview Bible Camp. They have also served at FBC as a marriage mentors. Murray and Trudy have been married since 1992 and they have two adult daughters – Katelyn and Lisa. In his spare time, Murray enjoys archery and spending time with his family.
Bob and his wife Joan made Lloydminster their home in 2004 when they relocated for work. Bob works in oil and gas as a corporate development specialist. Bob began serving on the Elders Board in 2009. Bob also volunteers as the head usher at FBC and enjoys occasionally flipping burgers, driving boat, or doing spring cleanup at Pleasantview Bible Camp. In the past, Bob has served as an adult small group leader and in the youth ministry. Bob is the logistics coordinator for the Saskatchewan Summer Games happening in Lloydminster in 2020. He is also a part of a volunteer group serving the lake residents of Turtle Lake and Bright Sand Lake. Bob and his family, which now includes three adult children (Aaron, Jordan, and Kelsey) and a daughter-in-law (Melissa), enjoy spending as much of our short summers as possible at Turtle Lake where Bob enjoys fishing and golfing.
Trent grew up on a farm near Lloydminster, attending First Lutheran Church with his family as a child. Trent married his wife, Rebecca, in 1999 and achieved his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Trent and Rebecca worked overseas in New Zealand after university, and it was during this time that they became Christians and were baptised. On their return to Canada, Trent joined the Lloydminster Animal Hospital in 2002 and is now a partner. Trent and Rebecca are kept busy at home with their four boys – Luke, Gabe, Paul, and Ben. Trent serves at FBC on the stewardship team, as an adult small group leader, and can also be found subbing in FBC KIDS. Trent joined the Elders Board in 2004 and has served in many roles including chairman.
Having grown up in the Lloydminster area, Wade has been attending FBC for his whole life. During the week, you will find Wade selling agricultural parts and, on the weekends, you will catch him in FBC KIDS serving as a coach. Wade and his wife Wendy have worked as cooks at Pleasantview Bible Camp for the last five summers and Wade began volunteering on the FBC Elders Board in 2017. In the past, Wade has been involved at FBC in various roles in the children’s ministry and as an adult small group leader. Wade and Wendy have been married since 1995 and have three adult children – Kendall, Michelle, and Courtney – plus two dogs and a cat. Wade enjoys cheering on the Boston Bruins and collecting old or interesting money.