Choir Director

Vicki Wilson

Vicki WIlson has served in the ministry at First Southern for almost two decades.  She, and her husband Tom, their daughters Amy and Kelley and their children, and Vicki's Mom Donna Rea, are trully the heart of our Church.  Nobody spends more hours behind the scenes ensuring we all enjoy a worshipful service, whether it be Easter, Christmas, or just a Sunday in August.  Vicki makes our Worship Services special.  We have four generations of the Wilson's attending.  Tom and Vicki and their grandson Joe have also participated in our Summer Missions Trip to the Baptist Children's Home in Southern Illinois!  What a blessing this family is to First Southern.

Mission's Director

David Clemmons

Leading First Southern in Mission's Work in the upcoming year is Brother David Clemmons.  David has a heart for the Lord, and shows it through his caring ministry in our Church's outreach programs.  David recently retired and discovered a call to the ministry at First Southern after travelling with our Mission Team to the Baptist Children's Home in Southern Illinois.  He has since become our Missions Director, making plans for the upcoming year to reach beyond our walls to children and teens who need to know they are loved.  David would welcome anyone who would like to participate in our upcoming Mission's Trip each summer.   It's a mission that involves physical work, whatever the need may be, but is very rewarding.  (Note:  be ready to work!) In addition, David leads our monthly Brotherhood Breakfast Meetings.   Contact David to learn more about participating in our Brotherhood and  Missions Trips. 

Associate Pastor

Rodney "Bill" Rossow

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Several years ago Pastor Bill accepted Christ as his Savior under the ministry of Pastor Gene Meyers, at First Southern Colona.  He immediately felt the call to the ministry.  After enrolling in the Southern Baptist Seminary Extension Program, under the guidance of Missions Director Leonard Morgan, Pastor Bill spent five years studying and earning his Diploma in Ministerial Studies.  Upon completing his studies he accepted the call to serve as Pastor of the Southern Baptist Church in Savanna, Il.  He went on to become the Associate Pastor at Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church located in Moline, Il.  where he served faithfully for five years.  In the spring of 2015, Pastor Bill, and his wife Vera, accepted the call to "come home" to FIrst Southern in Colona.  Today he faithfully serves First Southern, along with his wife Vera.  They are the proud parents of Nicole, and Grandparents of her daughter Issac.  Nicole is serving our Church Family with her Children's Church Ministry on Sunday Mornings.  Pastor Bill and his family have a heart for service, and are available anytime to help those in need.  Don't hesitate to call them to learn more about our Churches Ministries.  Cell Phone (309) 502-1669

Senior Pastor

Rod Stalsberg

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Pastor Rod Stalsberg and his wife Lorri.

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    Mail: P.O. Box 367
    Colona, Illinois 61241
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