As a pastor, my greatest joy is to see people become committed disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19-20). I consider it a great blessing to be called of God to lead His people toward Christ-likeness, through the careful teaching of His word (Col 1:28; 2 Tim 3:16-17). I have been married to my beautiful wife Melanie since 1999 and together we have three wonderful children: Alayna, Savannah, and Luke. My family is one of the greatest sources of joy in my life, beyond my walk with Jesus Christ. It is such an honor to be used by God to bring spiritual change to the lives of God's 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 home here among God's people at First Baptist Church.
At the age of thirteen, I picked up a guitar for the first time. I always struggled with a feeling of inadequacy in most subjects, but when I began to play the guitar it felt like something I was supposed to do. The journey to becoming the worship leader at FBC was a long one, but all along the way, I had sensed that the calling placed upon my life was to play music in some capacity. I began to lead worship at the age of fifteen, and off and on over the last twenty-five years I’ve had the opportunity to play with a lot of worship teams. It’s been an incredible learning process and God has taught more and moreover the last few years what it truly means to worship. Worship is about Him, not me. It is for Him, and an offering to Him. As a worship leader, my goal is to unite us together corporately as best as I can and to come together to bring glory to Him who has done Great Things. He is the object and end of our praise because He is worthy. My wife Felicia and I long to grow deeper and deeper in this reality together and desire to experience the presence of God with you as a church. We are both privileged to be a part of the body of people who put a primacy on the teaching of God's word. The verses that I constantly return to are from Ephesians 2:1-10. They constantly remind me of what He has done on my behalf and nurture the desire to worship Him in Spirit and Truth. May we grow in our worship of the Triune God together, for each person of the Godhead is worthy of our adoration.
Youth ministry is a very important part of the greater church community. I am excited to be the youth pastor at First Baptist Church and help foster spiritual growth for students. Additionally, I hope to integrate the students into the greater congregation, creating a seamless fellowship between the family of Christ, both young in spirit and in age. As the youth pastor, I am dedicated to discipling students with the truth of the Bible through a purpose-driven ministry. My wife, Meredith, and I desire to pour into students' lives by imitating Christ’s example of humility and service (Phillipians 2:1-11). It is our combined joy to serve, as we humbly pray that the Lord would bring young students to Christ.
Meet Our Elders
Chairman of the Elders
Dave has been a member of FBC for 20+ years. He leads a midweek Bible study from his home in the Auburn area.
Stuart has served as the Pastor/Teacher of FBC since 2013. He leads missions trips, trains pastors, and preaches weekly at FBC of Auburn.
Vince has been a member of FBC for 20+ years. He has formerly served as a pastor in Foresthill, and teaches Adult Studies at FBC.
Charlie has been a resident of Loomis since 1974. He was married to his bride Alanna in 1985 after meeting in Auburn. They have two children and six grandchildren. Church, family, friends, and traveling are what they enjoy.