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.

Church Staff


Andrea Rebert, Church Secretary

Jonny Rebert, Facilities Manager

Dave Corselius, Facilities Director