Meet our Pastoral Staff

Pastor Gil Palmer

Pastor Gil was born May 14, 1955.

He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 18 and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1971.

Pastor trusted Christ as his personal Savior on February 12, 1972.  He grew up in Joliet, IL and graduated from Joliet West High School in 1973.

He graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY in 1975 then transferred to Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN and graduated in 1979. He took a youth pastor position at Kings Row Baptist Church in Alvin, TX right after graduation and was there until 1985.

Pastor married Karen Rose (Freer) on June 27, 1980.  They have 3 children: Joshua, born 1982, who is now married to Sarah (Bailey) who gave them  5 grandchildren; Noah, Alyssa, Ashley, Aimee, and Anna.  Jeremy, born in 1984, who is now with the Lord; and Joy, born in 1985 who is a beautician.

Pastor Gil first came to First Baptist church on August 1st, 1986 as a youth pastor. In 1991 he became the interim pastor. Early in 1993 he accepted the position as senior pastor.


    Pastor Adam Fox

Pastor Adam was born on November 25, 1983. 
Pastor Adam has been in the church life since he could remember. Born to J. Michael and Suzanne, Pastor Adam is the youngest son -- with an older brother named Stephen. The Fox family has always emphasized ministry and placing Jesus at the center of each of their lives. If it is as a Pastoral Family, Missionaries, working with Young Kids, what have you. 
Pastor Adam has been a member of God's eternal family since he was a wee lad, and in his teenage years he understood more-so what it means to be God's son.
And felt called by God to go into the Pastorate when in college, but decided to go do other interests. However, God is faithful. After many failed jobs that gave him many name tags and even more hair nets/hats Pastor Adam decided to go back to school and finish. 
God never gives up.
Pastor Adam has been a AWANA worker since 2001 and a youth worker since 2006. 
Pastor Adam served as a Youth Pastor intern at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church as well as the Volunteer Youth Director at Faith Bible Church. 
Pastor Adam was called to First Baptist as there Youth Director on June 23, 2014.
On November 1, 2015 Pastor Adam was Ordained as a Youth Pastor. Pastor Adam was married to Andrea Moormann on February 17 and the two of them have never been happier. 

To contact Pastor Adam, email him at: fbclockport

Matt. 6:33 But seek ye First the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.