Pastor Dieter Rademacher was raised in a Christian home and professed Christ during Vacation Bible School after his 4th grade year. He left his hometown of Hillsboro, IL to go to the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1987. He flew Navy jets for the next 11 years. While preparing for a commercial airline career, he felt called into full time ministry and decided to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, graduating magna cum laude in 2001. He and his wife, Georgia, also studied at Jerusalem University College in Israel. He believes strongly in the sovereignty of God and the inerrancy of Scripture.
Dieter was the pastor of the Kimball (Nebraska) Evangelical Free Church from 2001 to 2009. He has served as the Director of Theology and Credentialing for the Midwest District of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and on the National Board of Ministerial Standing for the EFCA. He also was a member of the EFCA Chaplain Commission and taught for the Gateway Theological Institute.
Chaplain Dieter Rademacher (USAFR) retired from 30-plus years of military service as the Wing Chaplain for the 302d Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs after many years of teaching ethics, core values, and leadership at the United States Air Force Academy.
Dieter is ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has been married to his wife, Georgia, since 1990. They have three children: Rachel, Beth, and David.
Soli Deo Gloria