Reverend Dr. O. Everett Piper was elected and called by God as pastor of our church in the year 1988. It is through the vision of God, that Pastor Piper envisioned the renaming of our church First Baptist Institutional Church and properly teaching the word of God. Pastor Piper was a true organizer. He was the founder/organizer of the Midwest Baptist District Association and the Ministers United for Ministerial Development. Pastor Piper was well know for his community outreach and his love for Christian Education. Our dear Pastor was called from his earthly duty in the year 1996, but by God, he knew the type of Pastor we needed, but the church had to accept the challenge to elect.
Pastor Piper's Popular Prayer: "Inspect Us Lord Jesus, wherever it is too high, bring us down. Wherever it is too low, bring us up."