Minister Emeritus

Karl Roberts

Karl ministered at BCC for 40 years, but has been serving in churches since 1961, when he started as the youth minister at Elm Street Christian Church in Olney, Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College in 1965. 


Karl retired from BCC in April of 2011 and now serves as Minister Emeritus. He oversees the Young at Heart group, the Boomer's group, Care and Share, a men's Bible study, and a prayer group. He also preaches at Atalissa Church of Christ in Atalissa, Iowa. He sees BCC as a soul-winning station, where people know God's Word, and Christians grow unto the fullness and stature of Jesus Christ. 


Karl was raised in a God-fearing home by Russell and Anna Jane Roberts. He gave his life to Christ at a revival meeting in 1950 and never turned back. He decided in 1959 to give his life to full-time Christian service and become a minister. He and his wife Sharon have three children and six grandchildren. 


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