Dr. Kent Ramler

Senior Pastor, People’s Baptist Church

Kent Ramler grew up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of four. Shortly thereafter, in 1974, his parents moved to Downers Grove and joined Marquette Manor Baptist Church. Pastor Ramler was baptized and joined the church at the age of eight. He attended Marquette Manor Baptist Academy and graduated from there in 1986. Having surrendered to the call to preach at the age of 14, he attended Bob Jones University and graduated with a B.A. in Bible in 1990. He then taught at Bob Jones Academy and University for the next eleven years while pursuing an M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation.

In 2001, Pastor Ramler left Bob Jones University to be the assistant pastor at Marquette under Dave Canedy, his former youth pastor. He also served as the Associate Pastor and Academy Administrator. He has been married to his wife, Joy, since May 5, 1990, and they have four children: Ruth, Jonathan (“Jack”), Rose, and David. In 2009, Pastor Ramler and his family were called to minister at People’s Baptist Church.

Mr. David Lavoie

School Administrator, Frederick Christian Academy

David Lavoie has been involved in Christian education since 2004. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Engineering Science and a M.A.T. in Mathematics Education. Upon graduating from BJU, he taught and assisted the administration at a sister ministry for 12 years. For part of that time, he also served as a youth leader and assistant to the pastor. In June of 2018, he became the administrator of FCA. He and his wife, Kristen, have five children: Abigayle, Olivia, Emily, Gordon, and Coralee.

Mr. Matthew Arney

Assistant to the Pastor

Matthew grew up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of five. Throughout his early years he and his family moved frequently, but Matthew calls Colorado home. He was baptized in eighth grade and shortly thereafter surrendered his life to ministry while attending camp at “Wilds of the Rockies” in Kremling, Colorado. Matthew graduated from Ambassador Baptist College in 2006 with a B.A in Pastoral Ministries and a B.A. in Bible. In 2012 he graduated from Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary with his Masters of Divinity.

After working for a Christian camp in California for a year, the Lord led him to Odenton Baptist Church where he met his wife Lizzy. They were married on June 3, 2016. In 2018 God called Matthew and his wife to People’s Baptist Church. They are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child in April 2019.


Church Staff


Rose Ramler, Church Secretary


Dave Corselius, Facilities Director