Pastor Bill Knopp and his wife Suzanne were born and raised in Oregon. They enjoy their three children and nine grandchildren. Bill and Suzanne met at Seattle Pacific College where Bill majored in Psychology and Suzanne in Christian Education. Bill graduated from Western Seminary in Portland, OR, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Pastor Bill pastored First Baptist Church in Bend, OR, First Baptist Church in Elmhurst, IL, and First Baptist Church in Corvallis, OR. Today, he serves as the Director of Congregational Care here at First Baptist Church of Corvallis