Council

Pastor Russell Alexander
Council Member

Russell Alexander is the pastor emeritus at Bible Baptist Church in Williamson, NY. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA and has been at Bible Baptist in Williamson for 28 years. Before coming to Bible Baptist in Williamson, he was the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Killawogg, NY.

Pastor Matthew Ferguson
Council Member

Matt and Tina Ferguson came to the Bible Baptist Temple, Campbell, Ohio, in December of 2002. Before becoming the senior pastor in June of 2007, Pastor Ferguson faithfully served as Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor under the leadership of the founding pastor, Richard Patrick.

Dave Singell
Council Member

Dave grew up as a missionary kid in Africa. He was the interim pastor at Tippecanoe Community Church in Tippecanoe, IN for one year and is now the missions pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Elkhart, IN.

Kenneth Todd
Council Member

Pastor Ken Todd surrendered to God’s calling on his life while on a mission trip to Canada in the eighth grade. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Northland International University in Dunbar, WI. Since college, he has been used of God as a Youth Pastor, Pastor, Bible Conference Speaker, and Church Planter. His desire in ministry and life is to be a living communicator of the Word of God. His goal in teaching the Bible is to present the Word of God in a clear, practical and relevant manner. He is married to Dawn and has three children: Jacob, David, and Andrea. He is currently the Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Fellowship in Rochester, NY

Curtis Fitts
Council Member

Pastor Curtis and his wife, Debi, live in the village of Caledonia, NY. They have 5 sons and 9 grandchildren. They believe they have been called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the town of Caledonia. They believe we are to love God first and then His people. Charity Bible Church was established for the purpose of loving the people of Caledonia and teaching them God’s Holy Word. The first Sunday service was held on February 6, 2011.

John Karle
Council Member

John Karle married his wife, Sharon, in 1960. He was saved in 1970 in Lima, NY. He is a graduate of Indiana Technical College and Elohim Bible School. He currently pastors the Faith Bible Church in Honeoye, NY. He and Sharon live in Bloomfield, NY and have four grown children. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31 “And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” John 21:17b

John Zatkiewicz
Council Member

John has served as senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Geneseo, NY since 1994.  He is a graduate of Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.  His wife, Carol, serves as children’s ministry director and church secretary at Cornerstone.  They have four adult children who are faithfully serving the Lord.

Doug Watson
Council Member

Douglas M. Watson graduated from high school at Calvary Christian Academy in Mercer, Pennsylvania in 1990. In 1994, he graduated summa cum laude from Pensacola Christian College. In 1997, he obtained his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. Mr. Watson has been practicing law in Mercer County, Pennsylvania since 1997, primarily focusing his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, real estate, guardianships, and adoptions. Mr. Watson served in the church in various lay positions for many years, but he was ordained as a Baptist minister in 2014, founded and has pastored the Lighthouse Baptist Church of the Valley in Hermitage, Pennsylvania since 2014, and obtained his Masters’ Degree in Biblical Exposition from the Pensacola Theological Seminary in 2016. He has served on the Council of International Gospel Missions: a Baptist Mission Agency since 2000. He has participated in numerous short-term mission trips, including three trips to Haiti.