About First Baptist Church


About Our Pastor

Deron, Sandy and family have been here at First Baptist Church for the last 30 years. Sandy and Deron met in Springfield, Mo. while in Bible college and have been married 37 years. They have three children. DJ, Cody, and Elizabeth (or Izzy). DJ is married to Leah, Cody to Megan, and Elizabeth to Austin Francis. They now have nine grandchildren with one on the way. (Bryleigh, Dexton, Ellie, Granville, Nolan, Emerson, Orwell, Banks and Stetson)

Pastor Deron has a BS in Bible and Youth from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. Sandy has an Elementary Ed. Degree from Baptist Bible College and is employed with the SIlver Lake School District.

After Deron and Sandy married, Deron worked for about four years as the youth pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Ash Grove, Mo. He then felt God’s call on his life to become a pastor. In 1992, he surrendered to this call. Sandy and he then felt led to come to SIlver Lake to pastor. They then started Silver Lake Community Church. During that time the former pastor here at First Baptist Church had resigned. Silver Lake Community Church was in need of a building and First Baptist Church was in need of a pastor. In God’s sovereignty, He brought the two groups together. The two churches met together for a short period of time and then combined the two congregations into one. At that time the church was running about 50 people.

Pastor Deron says it has been a blessing to witness what God has done through First Baptist Church over the last 25 years. He is also excited to see what God will do in the future as First Baptist Church follows the Lord and reaches people for Christ. God's Word says in Psalm 127:1 "Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Deron and Sandy have truly been glad to be a part of what God is building here. They both call this place home and hope to serve in this community and church for years to come.


Eric Adee (309) 337-8516

Kasey Priddy (785) 221-9778

 Dan Klucas (785)221-9468

Austin Blush (785) 633-0935

David Schooler (785)969-5432

Cody Johnson (785) 580-5073

Tom Klein (785) 633-1237

Tom Hinson (785) 925-1289

Chris White (785) 383-3255

Jeff Chockley (785)230-4403

Cory Smith (785) 221-4728

Michael Lowe – Youth Pastor (785) 608-4392

Austin Blush – Worship Leader (785) 633-0935

Myranda Lowe – Administrative Assistant  (785) 608-1833

Chelsey Johnston – Media Assistant

Jackie Aubert – Financial Secretary (785) 224-4754

History of FBC


1921 - Reverend John M. White served for two years; had to retire because of ill health.

1925 - Sunday School Superintendent Marion McDaniel

1925-1927 - Mr. and Mrs. A. McMurphey served faithfully as leaders...resigned because of ill health.

1928-1929 - Reverend W. E. Holdren of Wamego

1929-1935 Years of inactivity


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