Pastor David H. Lydick was physically born on November 11, 1948, in Wichita, Kansas, and spiritually born-again on June 9, 1957, in the same city. After graduating from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, he and his wife, Sandy, came to Bellevue in June, 1978, to establish an independent, fundamental Baptist church. Our pastor and his wife have three daughters, each born in Nebraska.
Pastor Lydick stands ready to serve anyone of any religious or philosophical persuasion at any time. He has a special desire to meet and help those who have not yet accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior, and newcomers in the community who have no local church home.
Andrew Diorio was born on March 3, 1990, in Plattsburgh, New York. He grew up in Papillion, Nebraska, and has attended Midlands for most of his life. In December of 2007, through the ministry of Midlands, Andrew came to trust in Christ as his Saviour. It has been his desire to serve the Lord since that time.
After graduating high school, the Lord led Andrew to Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. He also met his wife, Amanda, at the Oklahoma school. He and Amanda enjoy parenting their three young children, Peter, Amelia, and Emma and serving the Lord together at Midlands. Andrew has been on staff as the Associate Pastor since May of 2013. In February of 2019, the church voted to call Andrew as the next pastor to serve upon Pastor Lydick’s retirement in June of 2019.