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Rev. Wilson W. Wickiser, Jr.

Ordained Southern Baptist Minister

 

Personal Data:

  • Birth:  August 29th, 1960  

  • Married to Jeri Lynne Hudson, 1981        

  • Children:  John (1984) and David (1987)

  • Address:  818 Forest Green Dr., O'Fallon, IL 62269

  • Home phone:  618-589-9122     Cell phone:  931-623-1492

  • e-mail:  wilson.wickiser@gmail.com

Ministry GoalsTo lead a Southern Baptist church to be all that God wants it to be, as put forth in Scripture.  This includes the following:

  • Fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, recorded in Matthew 28:18-20, by leading people to become Christís disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey all that He commanded.

  • Equip ďthe saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of ChristĒ (Eph 4:12-13).

  • ďPreach the word!  Be ready in season and out of season.  Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teachingĒ (2 Tim 4:2).

  • Serve as Christís ambassador by leading the church to take the reconciling message of Christ to the world around us (2 Cor 5:18-20).

  • Lead Godís children to understand who they are in Christ (2 Cor 5:17; Gal 2:20) so they can experience abundant life in Christ (John 10:10).

Education:

  • Master of Divinity, Luther Rice Seminary, 2006

  • Master of Arts in Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002

  • Master of Science, Human Resources Management, Chapman University, 1996

  • Bachelor of Science, Management Studies, University of Maryland, 1988

  • Associate, Applied Science, Community College of Air Force, Instructor of Technology, 1987

  • Associate, Applied Science, Community College of Air Force, Healthcare Management, 1986

  • Associate of Arts, General Studies, Saint Leo College, 1985

Statement of Faith:  I believe the Baptist Faith and Message statement, as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000, is an excellent Biblical statement of faith.

 

Family: 

  • Jeri, my lovely wife, and a very active, faithful church member

  • John, older son, a noncommissioned officer in the United States Air Force

  • David, younger son, a graduate of Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL

Church Service History:   

  • Aug 08 - Present, Pastor, Swansea Church, Swansea, IL.  Preaches and teaches God's Word when the church gathers for worship.  Provides pastoral care for the members of the church.  Leads the church to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, and in the areas of worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship.  Equips God's people for the work of ministry and aids them in their spiritual growth.  Biblically counsels members as needed.

  • 2008, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, New Franklin, MO.

  • 2006-2007, Pastor, Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland, MO.

  • 2003-2006, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Centerville, TN.

  • 2002-2003, Pastor, Bon Air Baptist Church, Arlington, VA.

  • Before entering the ministry, I sought to be faithful in serving the Lord through the ministries of the local church.  The information that follows indicates the areas of ministry in which I served.

    • Ordained deacon

    • Sunday school teacher, youth and adults

    • Youth basketball coach

    • Discipleship training leader/facilitator

    • Royal Ambassador leader

    • Pulpit supply

    • Pastor search committee

    • Various committees, special events, etc.

Secular Work History:  The Lord used my military career to prepare me for ministry, as I came to faith and throughout the years was molded and shaped spiritually.  God had His hand on my life as I began my Air Force career as an 18-year old E-1, worked up to the rank of Technical Sergeant (E-6), was commissioned as an officer, and attained the rank of Major.  As a Christian who has lived and worked in the secular world, Iím aware of the challenges and opportunities that believers encounter.  The following is a description of positions held while in the United States Air Force:

  • Director, Program Control for the Executive Information/Decision Support Program Office, Department of Defense (Health Affairs), Falls Church, Virginia (00-02)

  • Executive Officer to the Deputy Surgeon General at Headquarters, United States Air Force, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington DC (99-00)

  • Flight Commander at Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (96-99)

  • 27th Medical Group, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico (92-96)

    • Commander, Medical Squadron Section

    • Director, Personnel and Administration

    • Director, Military Construction Project

    • Director, Medical Logistics

  • 56th Medical Group, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida (89-92)

    • Commander, Medical Squadron Section

    • Director, Medical Readiness

  • Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Medical Resource Management at USAF Hospital, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico (88-89)

  • Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany (83-88)

    • 21st Air Force NCO Leadership School

      • Chief, Communication Skills

      • Chief, NCO Preparatory Course

    • USAF Clinic Rhein-Main

      • Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Medical Readiness

  • USAF Hospital, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia (80-83)

    • Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Patient Administration

    • Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Outpatient Records

  • USAF Regional Medical Center, Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines (79-80)

    • Admissions and Dispositions Clerk

    • Outpatient Records Clerk

Military Awards and Decorations James 1:17, ďEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.Ē 

  • Meritorious Service Medal, awarded five times

  • Air Force Commendation Medal, awarded three times

  • Air Force Achievement Medal, awarded three times

  • Officer of the Quarter and Year, 23d Training Squadron, 1997

  • Officer of the Quarter, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, 1997

  • Officer of the Quarter, Officer Training School, 1997

  • Young Healthcare Administrator of the Year, Air Combat Command, 1994

  • Officer of the Quarter and Year, 27th Medical Group, 1993

  • Officer of the Quarter and Year, 56th Fighter Wing, 1991

  • Officer of the Quarter, 56th Medical Group, 1991

  • Distinguished Graduate, Academic Achievement Award, Military Studies Award: NCO Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany, 1988

  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1987

  • Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, USAF Clinic, Rhein-Main AB, Germany, 1984

  • John Levitow Honor Graduate, NCO Leadership School, Royal Air Force Wethersfield, United Kingdom, 1984

Hobbies:  Reading, weight-lifting, cartooning, and basketball

         

Rev. Wilson W. Wickiser, Jr.

818 Forest Green Dr, O'Fallon, IL 62269

home phone 618-589-9122, cell phone 931-623-1492

e-mail:  wilson.wickiser@gmail.com