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Brad Harlow
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Pastor Brad HarlowPastor Brad Harlow has been in the ministry for 25 years. He began serving as pastor of FBC Carterville in 2004. He is originally from Herrin, IL. He has a Bachelor of Psychology from Southern Illinois University and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. After graduating from high school, Brad began a career as a welder for 10 years. After being called into the ministry, Brad was licensed and ordained at Hurricane Memorial Baptist Church in Herrin, IL. He has since served two other churches before coming to lead the congregation of FBC Carterville.

He has been married to Sherrie Harlow for 29 years. They have two sons. Kyle and his wife, Ashley and Dustin, and his wife, Cynthia, and their children, Noah and Stella.

Brad led our congregation to adopt the motto "Believe - Belong - Become". The church has a mission to lead people to "Believe" in God, "Belong" to a family of faith, and "Become" more like Christ as we grow in faith.

Marianne Cowan
Church Secretary
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Marianne CowanMarianne Cowan has been the secretary for FBC Carterville for 26 years. She has served under four pastors, three music directors, and six youth ministers. She publishes the Visitor (our newsletter) and our bulletin weekly. She maintains our financial and membership records, as well as many other duties for the church. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, bicycling, and reading. She is also a volleyball official for junior high and high school. If you have any questions about the church, she is sure to have the answer.

She is married to Steve. They have two children, Tierney an Christopher, and one grand daughter, Preslie.

Ryan Tackett
Youth Director


Bio coming soon.

Cheryl Herman


Bio coming soon.

John Odle
Music Director


Bio coming soon.