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Leadership & Staff


Kyle SandersonKyle Sanderson - Senior Pastor / Elder


Kyle spent his childhood and youth years in Hutchinson. He was saved by the grace of God his freshman year while attending Texas Tech University. Upon graduating college, Kyle served in the financial services industry for almost two years before pursuing pastoral training in Los Angeles, California. While in LA he served as a member of Grace Community Church before graduating from The Master's Seminary in December of 2009. God called Kyle to Lubbock, TX in 2010 as the youth pastor of First Baptist Church Roosevelt where he served for almost six years. In November of 2015 he began serving as the senior pastor of Salina Bible Church, which is now named Faith Bible Church.

Kyle has been happily married to Stephanie since November of 2006. They have four sweet and energetic children: Suzie, Sawyer, Sean, and Scott. Some of Kyle's ministry passions include: preaching the glorious gospel of grace, exhorting from God's Word, and discipleship. It is a joy and privilege for Kyle to shepherd the precious souls of Faith Bible Church. He is excited to see Christ continue to revitilize FBC and reach the Salina community with the gospel!

Favorite Books: The Gospel According to the Apostles by John MacArthur, The Thought of God by Maurice Roberts, Desiring God by John Piper, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

Favorite Leisure Activities: Golf, Pick-Up Basketball, Reading History and Biographies


Waldo NewquistWaldo Newquist - Pastor / Elder


As a junior in high school God graciously saved Waldo from his sins. He married his wife Linda in August of 1989 at Salina Bible Church which is now Faith Bible Church. He and Linda have two daughters, Emily and Lydia. Waldo has served in various areas of ministry including: Awana as T&T leader and director, Sunday School teacher, trustee, treasurer, and most recently as an elder. He is looking forward to what God has planned for Faith Bible Church in the future.

Favorite Leisure Activities: Woodworking, rescuing bicycles and putting them in riding condition, and helping with church maintenance projects.


Don Von BergenDon Von Bergen - Pastor / Elder


The son of a fireman, Don grew up in the Chicago area. He trusted in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of seven. Being blessed with a ROTC Army scholarship, Don attended Wheaton College (Illinois) and majored in geology. He is grateful for the discipleship from mature Christian brothers who were students, faculty, and military staff. Upon graduation, Don served on active duty in Virginia, Korea, and Colorado. He left the service to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois, receiving an M.S. and Ph.D. in geology. Following graduate school, Don worked as a geologist for Chevron in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region. He then took a job as a full-time physics and earth science teacher at Salina High School South. He has spent the last 15 years as a Department Head for Kansas State Polytechnic. Don has been a member of Faith Bible Church for about ten years. He has served in Awana, as a Sunday school teacher, as a Children’s Church leader, as a helper with youth, and as an elder. Don has been very happily married to his wife, Laura, for 37 years. They have two grown daughters, Megan and Sarah.

Word of Counsel: Choose a church where the Lord can use you and you can serve Him.

Books I have enjoyed reading: Living Above the Average by William MacDonald; More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

Favorite Leisure Activities: Hiking Colorado's "Fourteeners," snow skiing, horse training and riding, outdoor recreation and projects, Christian apologetics, and teaching.



Laura Von Bergen - Administrative Assistant

laura-admin-assistant-photo2Laura was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Wheaton College where she met her husband, Don. They've lived in Colorado, Illinois, and Lousiana, where God graciously saved her, transferring her to the kingdom of His beloved Son. It has been her joy to serve Him at Faith Bible Church where the Lord brought them when they moved to Kansas. Laura enjoys reading, studying the Bible, building mentoring relationships with women, and cooking. 




Lynda Shipe - Custodian

lynda2Lynda Shipe has an AA degree from Calvary Bible College, and a Certificate in Commercial Art from Salina Tech. She begin serving at SBC in 1978 in the cleaning and maintance areas. Lynda has served in various ministries throughout her many years of service at Faith Bible Church.