Pastor Stephen Van Gelderen was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on July 30, 1982. At the age of three, he received Christ as his Savior. His family moved to Menomonee Falls when he turned four years old. During his 5th grade year, God called him to preach, and he’s been pursuing that calling ever since. He graduated from Baptist College of Ministry in 2004, and married Jill (Williamson) from Independence, MO (also a BCM grad)on December 20, 2005. They now have seven children, four boys and three girls. He has been privileged to serve full-time on the staff of Falls Baptist Church since 2004. Pastor Van enjoys playing and following sports and loves taking his family on special outings. He also is passionate about Bible quizzing and has led scores of young people to memorize large sections of God’s Word since becoming a coach in 2000. God has given him a deep desire to see the next generation trained in an environment of genuine faith in the power of God to reach the world with the gospel.