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This is/will be the staff page. I'm only writing this bit to become more familiar with the Church's Website Editor, Wix.

Pastor Bob Klecan

Lead Pastor

Bob Klecan and his wife, CJ have served at First Baptist for the last 9 years. They have two teenage children who always keep their life moving. As Lead Pastor, Bob oversees the overall vision of the church, main teaching in Sunday morning, and spiritual care for the church.

Pastor Bill Bennett

Family Pastor 

Bill Bennett came to First Baptist Church in December of 2016. Bill and his wife, Alicia, have 3 beautiful children that are a joy to be around. As Family Pastor, Bill works with the church in cultivating a generational philosphy of ministry in the church as well as developing healthy families in the church.

John Gratto

Worship Leader

John is a well rounded musician who also has a passion for God-centered music that can lead the people in whole-hearted worship. John grew up in North East but, after living in several different areas throughout the country, has come back to serve the church with a dedicated focus.

Linda Williams

Lead Secretary

Linda has served as a secretary of the church for over 25 years under many different pastors. Her passion for excellence in ministry drive her in her role at First Baptist. Her and her husband, Tim, have two children and one grandchild, with another one on the way later this year. She loves seeing people reached with the Gospel and brings that passion with her into her role as Lead Secretary.

Lainie Stoddard

Assistant Secretary

Lainie attended the church with her family while growing up. Her husband, John, serves as one of the pastors of another local church. Lainie's heart of care for the elderly people in the church and community is always showing through her actions.

Jessie Russell

Assistant Secretary

Jesse has attended the church since she was a little girl. She is now a great addition to our Secretarial team. Jessie has a passion for seeing children reached with the love of God and lives this out by heading up our Operation Christmas Child initiative every year.

Carol Lindsey

Lead Custodian

Carol has faithfully served on the team for several years and brings a refreshing presence with her as she works. Carol and her husband, Rick, have several adult children and many grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending time.

Zach Trimble

Lead Sound Tech

Zach is an exciting and encouraging member of the team. He has a multi-faceted role at First Baptist by leading the sound team as well as helping with the teen ministry as much as possible. Zach and his wife, Brittany, are expecting their first baby later this year!

Bob Blackman

Financial Director

Bob and his wife, Joan, have been a consistent part of the church for several decades. They have a heart for this community and love to see people changed by the Gospel. As Financial Director, Bob oversees the day-to-day financial responsibilities of the church. He also coordinates our radio ministry, "God's Word for Today's World," which can be heard locally every Sunday morning on 106.3 WCTL at 8 AM.

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