Dr. and Mrs. Charles Phelps
Dr. Charles Phelps is our senior pastor. Prior to coming to Colonial, Dr. Phelps served as a youth pastor in Minnesota and Colorado, as a senior pastor in New Hampshire, and as a college president in Wisconsin. He has traveled to numerous mission fields, colleges, seminaries, and churches to teach and preach the Bible. Pastor Phelps is a passionate, practical, expository Bible teacher and preacher. He ministers faithfully to our church family along with his wife, Linda. They have five children, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Pastor Phelps and Linda, along with their children, are committed to the work of the ministry. They love to see the Lord change lives through the power of the Word (John 17:17). For that reason, they serve the church with dedication and eagerly minister at family camps, couples’ conferences, pastors' retreats, and other retreats for men and ladies.
Pastor Phelps has been involved in full-time ministry since 1982. Since earning his doctoral degree in 1990, he has actively engaged in teaching a future generation on the college and seminary level. He has worked in numerous schools in the United States and on foreign fields as diverse as Belarus, India, Cambodia, Zambia, and Mexico. His favorite doctrinal studies are ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and eschatology (the doctrine of biblical prophecy). Pastor Phelps serves on the advisory boards of Baptist World Mission, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, and Gospel Fellowship Association.
The Phelps love to work around the house, entertain, and spend time with their kids and grandkids. Linda enjoys working with moms and mentoring ladies. With five kids of their own (ranging in age from midtwenties to teens), they have "been there and done that" and learned from more than a few mistakes (some comical and some serious).
Pastor and Mrs. Phelps love the generous congregation of gracious Christians and they count it a sincere privilege to follow the faithful ministries of pastors Wendell Heller and Bob Taylor.
9:30 AM - Sunday School
10:45 AM - Morning Service
5:00 PM - Hour of Prayer
6:00 PM - Evening Worship
7:00 PM - Family Ministries