Bible Baptist Temple

Because life is for service.

Senior Pastor Charles Madaus

     Pastor Madaus was saved in 1972 at the age of twelve at Landmark Baptist Church in Stonington, IL as a result of the bus ministry. After surrendering to God’s call into full time ministry, he attended Fellowship Baptist College in East Peoria, IL and graduated with a Graduate of Theology degree in 1981. That fall, he married Kimberly Ann Hurst. They have been married for thirty-two years and have two grown daughters, Nicole and Ashley. 

     He served as the Assistant Pastor of Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood, WV for five years. He and his family also served for ten years as missionaries sent out of Bible Baptist Temple to Kenya, East Africa. The Lord led Brother Madaus back to the United States sixteen years ago to become the Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Temple. During the first few years back in the States, Pastor Madaus received a Bachelor and Master of Religious Education at the Mountaineer Baptist College, Salem, WV. 

Youth Pastor Jason Wilhelm

     Bro. Wilhelm was born into a Christian home, and grew up at Bible Baptist Temple. He graduated from Emmanuel Christian School in 2006 before heading to Pensacola Christian College. While at PCC, he met his wife Chanelle; who he married in July, 2011. They have two daughters, Autumn and Ansley.

     After graduation from college, Jason and Chanelle went into full-time youth ministry. They served in ministries in Texas and Florida before joining the staff of Bible Baptist Temple in May, 2014. They have enjoyed the adventure of ministry life and look forward to what the Lord will continue to do in the future.

Music Pastor Matthew Craig

     Bro. Craig was born and raised in a preacher's home. His upbringing included an in-depth and lifelong study of music and graduated from Massillon Baptist College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Sacred Music. While a senior in college, he questioned the validity of his salvation experience as a 5-year old and settled the matter of his salvation, once and for all. He married Danelle in the fall of 1999 and started both ministry and family immediately thereafter. From 2000 - 2010 God blessed with 8 children; Timothy, Wesley, Kyah, Jordan, Riley, Chayse, Ty and Macy Jo.

     He ministered part-time & full-time as Music Director for churches in NY, IL, FL, MO and OH. The Craig Family has traveled in evangelism singing and teaching, training and preaching. The Lord led Bro. Craig and his family to join the staff at Bible Baptist Temple part-time for about 3 years while continuing on the road in evangelism. In 2020, Bro. Craig felt led to take his family off the road and accepted a full-time position as Music Director and Assistant Pastor here at BBT.