Pastor Gary Bohman grew up in a missionary home in Canada. As a young man, Pastor Bohman felt the Lord leading him into full time Christian Service. In 2001 Pastor Bohman enrolled at Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, where in the year 2004, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. In 2009, The Lord led Pastor and Mrs. Bohman to Gospel Light Baptist Church, where they faithfully served the Lord for seven years, assisting then Pastor Steve Kilpatrick, as well as serving in the Assistant Administrator position of Gospel Light Baptist Academy (2012-2014), and in the position of Administrator, (2015-present). Upon the resignation of Pastor Steve Kilpatrick in the fall of 2015, to enter full time church planting, Gospel Light Baptist Church felt led of the Lord to call Pastor Bohman to take the Pastorate of Gospel Light Baptist Church. On January 1st, 2016, Pastor Gary Bohman became the Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church, where he is faithfully serving the Lord with the help of his wife Mary, and their three precious daughters, Katelynn, Kristyn and Kloe.
Steve Kilpatrick and his wife Debbie were married in 1976 and have been serving the Lord faithfully in many areas of the ministry since then. They both graduated from Baptist Bible College. Pastor received a Master of Missions degree from Bethel Baptist College, and was later honored with a Doctor of Humanity from Bethel Baptist College and a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Crown College of the Bible. He has worked in youth ministry, youth music, and been involved in Christian education. Steve and Debbie went to the Philippines as missionaries from 1981-1990. They were greatly used of the Lord there and developed a great burden for worldwide missions. When they returned from the mission field, Steve served as associate pastor and president of Bethel Baptist College. In 2002, God led him to start Gospel Light Baptist Church where he served the Lord as Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church for 13 years. In 2015, the Lord moved in Steve’s heart to enter into full time Church Planting in the state of Alabama, Steve surrendered to the Lord’s leading and in January of 2016, Steve and Debbie Kilpatrick entered the work of full time church planting in the state of Alabama. Steve leads the IBFA, (Independent Baptist Friends of Alabama), which is a ministry of the Gospel Light Baptist Church dedicated to seeing Bible believing churches planted in the state of Alabama.