John Calio, Pastor               

Pastor Calio has been in the ministry for over 20 years. However, when he graduated from college he worked for his father in the real estate business for 8 1/2 years. Pastor Calio has been married to Julie for 18 years and they have 3 children, Paul, Joseph and Matthew. He has been a church planter apprentice and pastor both. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Radford College, Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity International University (aka: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).


"Because I did not grow up in church and knew of life on the other side of the tracks, I really hurt for people who do not know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. I really do understand the struggles people have in this world, because I lived through them. My hope, prayer and desire is to share the "saving" love of Jesus Christ. Jesus turned my life around and continues blessing me. I want others to share in that blessing, too." My email address is:

Mike Sloan, Youth Pastor     


  Mike was welcomed on staff as our Youth Pastor in January of 2013 by unanimous vote. He has been working as a volunteer with the PULSE Youth Group here at FSBC since 2009 and we are honored and blessed to finally be able to call him staff. Mike is a Mattoon native having graduated from Mattoon High School in 1983 and has worked in the Mattoon/Charleston area his whole life. He and His wife Ginny were married in 1990 and have 1 child Sean and a passion to serve Christ.

Julie Calio, Music Director    


Julie Calio is Pastor Calio's wife. Mrs. Calio has a music degree from Judson College. She has led both choirs and praise bands in church. You will find Mrs. Calio to be upbeat and full of energy. She is a great example of a Christian woman on fire for the Lord!                                                                     


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Kay McKibben, Secretary     

Kay began her position as a volunteer in 2001. She came on staff in 2003. She has been married to her husband, Jim since 1957. Kay has over 30 years experience in office work. When you call the church, you usually speak to Kay. She is always there to offer you help. She says: "I absolutely love my job and consider it a ministry and a privilege to serve." All I can say is AMEN! She is the ideal secretary/receptionist and she too blesses this church. You can reach Kay by email. Her address is the same one as that of the church: