Rob and Suellen Stroup

Pastor Rob Stroup

Pastor Stroup was called to serve Rock Lake Baptist Church in January, 2018. He and his wife, Suellen, have four children. They share a passion to minister to God’s people by encouraging each person to take the next step in their spiritual journey. Their experience includes ministry to all ages, from toddlers to Senior Saints. Rob previously served as an assistant pastor in Lilburn, Georgia for 18 years and also served as a youth pastor in Athens, Georgia. Together they have gone on several mission trips and love to spend time with God’s people. Suellen loves to serve in music, children, and ladies’ ministries. Their desire is to edify the body of Christ through preaching and teaching God’s Word, and to work alongside other believers to give the gospel message in this community and around the world. 

Summer 2019

It has been a very busy summer for Rock Lake Baptist Church. We started off with a baptism for one of the men that had been visiting our church with his wife and as they joined the church for several months. What a privilege to welcome another new couple into our fellowship! Right away we had a wonderful VBS, Giddyup Junction, with the help of a youth group mission team from Faith Baptist Church of Davison, Michigan. It was a joy to get to know Pastor Eric and all the team members as we worked together to reach boys and girls from our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

James leading VBS 2019

Our intern, James Rossiter and his new bride, Anna, stepped in to a large responsibility as I had an unexpected knee surgery as soon as VBS was over. Our church benefited from his preaching for several Sundays as the recovery progressed. We thank the Lord for providing for us in this way! Our 49th anniversary celebration in June was blessed with decent weather and we ate together and enjoyed fellowship at Upper Rock Lake Park following our morning service on Father’s Day. The Lord has brought several visitors our way during the summer months, and we are trusting him to continue adding to our membership as He sees fit. Looking forward to the fall months, we are preparing for a new children’s program on Wednesday evenings and are excited to welcome the college students back into our ministry, as well. In 2020 we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary as a church in Lake Mills, and are beginning to plan ways to make it a very special year, not just looking back to what has been done, but to anticipate what the Lord may have in store for us during the next 50 years!
-Pastor Stroup


Why go to church? 
Some people feel that church attendance is not worth the effort. “I just don’t get anything out of it” is a thought sometimes expressed.
First of all,  the Bible tell us that we should be in church, (Hebrews 10:25), but we should also be encouraged that there is more to church than just the preaching and music, more than just the church services. There is fellowship (the Greek word is koinonia) Just this past week


We have an anchor

While studying for Sunday School, I came across this quote:
A permanent conviction that God will provide, is an anchor to the soul, sure and steadfast. Under its influence, though the winds rage and the tempests roar, men may outride the storm, and in due time calmly and joyfully enter the port.Family Bible Notes, Genesis 22:8
In Genesis 22 Abraham is told by God to offer his only son, Isaac, the son of promise. Abraham had waited his whole life to have this son,…