Pastor Nathan Bate has been serving at FBC since 2017. Since he was a young child, God has made it clear to him that he was to be in the ministry. As Pastor Nathan went through his teen years, he ran away from his calling. Thankfully, God is merciful! During Nathan's freshman year of college, God lovingly redirected his steps. Shortly after college & seminary, Nathan married his wife Katrina, and God has blessed them with five children! Nathan has served in various ministry roles over the years—gaining experience as an Administrative Assistant, Assistant Pastor, and a Church Planting Pastor. The Lord used each of these positions to help prepare him for his calling to serve as Pastor at FBC. In his free time, you might find him reading (every book he can get his hands on), working on finishing his Master of Divinity from Grace Seminary, or playing with one of his kids. . . and their new puppy - Java!