Stuart Fraser - Pastor

As a pastor my greatest commitment is to seeing people grow in Christ-likeness, through the careful teaching of the Bible (Col 1:28). I currently serve as the pastor/teacher of First Baptist Church of Auburn. I am simply an average person, who has been called by God to the unique and thrilling privilege of teaching and leading His people. Together with our Elders I help to direct a staff of committed leaders whose desire is to, “Equip God’s Family to Share the Hope of Jesus.” This is our church’s mission statement, and also my personal goal. I have been married to my beautiful wife Melanie since 1999 and together we have three wonderful children – Alayna, Savannah, and Luke. Our family is one of the greatest sources of joy in my life, beyond my walk with Jesus Christ. If I wasn’t employed at a church full-time doing ministry, I would still be fully invested in a church somewhere because I am so strongly drawn to serving and loving God’s people; I don’t think I would be able to stay away. Thankfully, God has blessed me with the great privilege of being paid to serve those I am so passionately drawn to – His people. It is such an honor to be used by God to bring spiritual change to the lives of His children, and to share the life changing message of the Gospel with a lost world! My hope is that you would be convinced of this truth too and find a place to serve God beside us at First Baptist Church of Auburn.

Evan Zeigenmeyer - Worship Leader

At First Baptist Church of Auburn, we desire to provide an environment that invites our congregation to praise and worship our Lord Jesus Christ. I have had the privilege of participating as a worship leader for nearly ten years. Throughout my experiences I have come to understand that music is one of the most powerful avenues to offer praise to our Savior. However, it is my hope and prayer as First Baptist’s worship leader to encourage and promote an attitude of worship not only in song, but more importantly in our everyday lives. One of today’s most popular worship songs says it plainly, “I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and its all about You…it’s all about You Jesus.” First Baptist believes it’s all about Jesus, whether we’re singing, serving, playing, or working; it’s all about Jesus.

Evan has been heavily involved in local music the last few years promoting encouraging, uplifting music throughout the community. Believing that music is one of God’s greatest gifts, he is honored to be used as a vessel in leading others to worship the Lord in song at First Baptist. Evan is currently studying music at William Jessup University in Rocklin and resides in Granite Bay.


Christian Penaloza - Youth Director

I believe as youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Auburn one of my roles in the lives of students comes from equipping them with God’s word to not only live it out, but to also share it with the world. Being a teenager today is harder than ever with so many things pulling for their attention it is hard to discern what is a priority or what is even truth. My desire for the youth is not just preach at them what to do, but for them to earnestly look at God’s word and consider how their lives match up with what Scripture is calling them to do. As a youth pastor my heart’s desire is to invest in students lives even after they graduate high school, I want to provide a safe and fun environment for students to come week in and week out to fellowship with other believers, worship our savior, and learn through the study of God’s word.

Christian is from the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Auburn; he is in his mid twenties and a graduate from The Masters College where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Biblical Counseling. Christian has served as a youth leader for over five years and couldn’t see himself doing anything else. In his spare time he enjoys singing as well as playing the guitar, keyboard, drums, and ukulele.


Our Elders


             Vince Paiz                                                                             Dave Deniston                   


       Al Canfield – Chairman                                                              Dave Valerio



            Stuart Fraser                                                                              Rod Truitt