Ed Ingram

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ed Ingram is excited to serve here at Sterling Baptist Church. Pastor Ed has been in church ministry since 1991 across the bi-state area, including eleven years as a senior pastor in Springfield, IL.  Pastor Ed is married to Denise Ingram as of 2019, and grew up in the area of Bethalto, IL. Pastor Ed enjoys creative preaching that highlights how the story of God's word and the good news of the gospel impacts our current world. Pastor Ed enjoys Cardinal baseball, running, music, and spending time with his family.


Louis Hernandez

Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Sterling

Louis Hernandez has served as the pastor of Iglesia Bautista Sterling since 2018.


Terenda Wyant

Director of Childhood Ministries

Terenda's call to serve is in Childhood and Family Ministry. It is imperative that we reach the families in our communities by building relationships that change lives. Terenda is a graduate of Liberty University, a certified Precept Leader, and a Registered Nurse. Terenda is married to Lt. Col. (retired) Dale A Wyant, they have one daughter, Dr. Erin Laurion, and two beautiful granddaughters.


Bruce Conley

Minister of Music

Bruce has over 30 years of experience in music ministries. He plays many instruments but his primary instrument is the organ. Bruce was licensed to the ministry in 2005 and will continue to serve the Lord until He either calls him home, or leads him in another direction. Bruce and his wife Mary have two sons who are also involved in ministry and two granddaughters.


Ray Purnell

Director of Adult Ministries

Ray Purnell serves as the Director of Adult Ministries. In this role he oversees Sunday School classes and the Senior Adult Ministries.


Rick Waller

Director of Outreach Ministry

Rick Waller serves as Director of Outreach Ministry. In this role he works to serve and connect with the Fairview Heights community as well as to oversee missions opportunities.


Dale Wyant

Chairman of the Deacons

Dale serves Sterling Baptist as Chairman of the Deacons as well as on the church Finance Committee.


Beulah Kaiser

Financial Administrator

Beulah serves Sterling Baptist as the Financial Administrator.


Cara Kriz

Ministry Assistant

Cara has served as Ministry Assistant at Sterling Baptist since 2018. She currently attends Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she will earn a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies and Business. Cara is married to Daniel who has served in the Air Force for 23 years, and they have three children. Cara enjoys college football season (Roll Tide), British television, and tries to get home to Florida as often as she can.