Meet Our Leadership

Major Dalton – Lead Pastor

Major possesses a strong belief that God’s Word is the cure for humanity’s greatest challenge and therefore should be shared with clarity and conviction.

In addition to pastoring churches in Tennessee and Texas, Major has spoke at revivals and conferences across the United States. He has also served as a lead researcher for Docent Research group (a nation wide ministry devoted to assisting high profile pastors with writing and sermon preparation), and has taught college level classes in the fields of biblical studies and theology.

After undergraduate work at Liberty University and the Harvest Institute for Biblical Studies (Tennessee Temple), Major completed the Advanced Master of Divinity in Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also completed ThM and PhD level studies in Homiletics and is a Certified Biblical Counselor with BCI. Currently he is pursuing the Doctor of Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary concentrating in the field of Expository Preaching.

Major has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kim, for nearly twenty-four years. They have three children (Stephen, Nicholas, & Kristen).


Bob Frost – Worship

Bob grew up in Southern California where he found a love for music. He received his B.A. degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington with emphases in vocal, choral, and instrumental teaching and conducting.

Bob made his way back to Southern California receiving an advanced certificate in Operatic studies from the University Of Southern California.

He is passionate about the local church which he affectionately calls “the hope of the world”. Bob currently serves as the Worship Leader here at First Baptist Church in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois where he has been for over 5 years

He resides in Evanston, Illinois, and has been married to the love of his life Tiley Martin Frost for over 36 years.


Sheryl Spears – Administration – Executive Admin

Sheryl has lived in the Winthrop Harbor area for over 35 years and has served as the Executive Administrative Assistant at FBC for over 10 years.

As a member of the First Baptist Church family, she is a regular part of the weekly services. Sheryl enjoys encounters her opportunity to encounter and encourage the wide range of individuals who are part of this multi-generational, multi-cultural environment.

Sheryl has been a Christian for over 40 years and has a passion for spending quiet time with God. On her “downtime,” she loves to read, sit on the patio, watch the birds and spend time with her family.



Ken & Karla Anthony – Youth – Transitional Leadership

First Baptist is currently in a season of prayer for the future of our family ministries and the leader God has already planned for us. In the interim, God has richly blessed our church with the partnership of Ken and Karla Anthony.


Leadership Team

Everett Wolseley – Adult Ministries

Denise Ewing – Administration – Leadership Team

Al Jelinek – Administration – Finances

Mike Springer – Administration – Facilities Team Lead