About
First Baptist Church

About our pastor


Deron, Sandy and family have been here at First Baptist Church for the last 25 years. Sandy and Deron met in Springfield, Mo. while in Bible college and have been married 33 years. They have three children. DJ, Cody, and Elizabeth (or Izzy). Cody is married to Megan, and Elizabeth to Austin Francis. They now have 6 grandchildren. (Bryleigh, Dexton, Ellie, Granville, Nolan and Emerson)

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.

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Leadership


Elders:

Marshall Hanson (785) 221-0417
Eric Adee (309) 337-8516
Kasey Priddy (785) 221-9778

Trustees:

Randy Richards (785) 925-1035
Randy Call (785) 221-0219
David Manchester (785) 250-6478
Doug Warren (785) 250 -4742
Casey Swartz (785) 806-9192

Deacons:

Loren Ziegler (785) 249-6500
Michael Lowe (785) 608-4392
Jason Hogle (785) 224-3841

Staff:

Austin Blush – Worship / Youth Leader (785) 633-0935
Myranda Lowe – Administrative Assistant /
Jr. Church Coordinator (785) 608-1833
Chelsey Johnston – Media Assistant

History of FBC


1920's

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

1930's

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1940's

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1950's

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1960's

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1970's

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1980's

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1990's

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2000's

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2010's

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Questions?


If you have any questions about our service, beliefs, programs or opportunities, please feel free to fill out the form below and one of our deacons, elders or our pastor will get back with you as soon as possible.

 

We hope to see you soon!