Ministry Assistant

Christine Granda

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Christine Granda has been the CBA Ministry Assistant for the past 19 years. Chris is married to Dale Granda who retired from Route Sales for Marquis Beverage in Decatur after 30 years. He's now working as a bag boy at South Shores Kroger in Decatur.

They are the proud parents of seven children and 14 grandchildren (with another one due in February 2022). They moved to Macon, Illinois in December 2017 and are enjoying the rural setting and the quiet surroundings.

Chris was born and raised in Arnold, MO, but has lived in Illinois for the last 32 years. She graduated with a degree in Word Processing in 1987 and has worked several secretarial jobs. 

She enjoys reading and taking walks; singing with the Greater Decatur Chorale (for the last 25 years), singing solos wherever requested, and leading the music at Summit Ave. Baptist Church (for the last 10 years). She enjoys teaching children and spending time with her family. She also is the Leader of the TOPS 0049 group in Decatur, and has attained her KOPS status and kept it for 10+ years.

"God has indeed blessed me," Chris.


Association Mission Strategist

Lanny Faulkner

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Lanny M. Faulkner serves as our Associational Mission Strategist. Before beginning his ministry here on October 10th, 2020, he previously served as our Associational Missionary from 1994 to 2010 when he left to serve as the Pastor-Teacher of the First Baptist Church of Atwood, Illinois.

Dr. Faulkner has also previously served as Pastor of the Harvest Baptist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, and the First Southern Baptist Church in Waukegan, Illinois. He has served on the SBC Committee on Nominations twice, the IBSA Committee on Committees twice, and he served as the President of the Illinois Baptist State Pastor's Conference.

He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University, Covington Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University.

When his wife Lin passed away in 2015, they had been married for 43 years. They have three married children and six grandchildren.