FBC LEADERSHIP

Staff

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KYLE EVANS

Senior Pastor

A western Kansas kid from the start, Kyle grew up in Leoti, Kansas and returned to western Kansas following his graduation from Wichita State University.  Kyle and his wife Shirley served at High Plains Baptist Church in Sharon Springs before being called to Scott City in 2007. Kyle and Shirley have two college-age sons: Isaac and Josiah


Kyle, Shirley, and their boys enjoy riding four-wheelers, cheering on the Broncos, being outdoors, and are always willing and ready to serve the next person God places in their path. 

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BOB ARTZ

Associate Pastor of Worship

Bob and his wife Linda, both graduates of William Jewel College, are originally from the Kansas City area.  Bob takes care of all things musical and technical for Sunday worship as well as coordinating a very active Senior Adult Ministry at FBC.   Bob and Linda have two grown children: Parker, and his wife Hannah,  and Leah.


In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time repairing instruments, working on cars, and gardening. 


It is Bob’s goal to encourage people to connect with God through worship as a community. 

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SHELLY BERRY

Secretary

Shelly was raised in Scott City from birth and moved to Shawnee, KS as a young adult.  She lived there for 23 years before moving back to her home-town community and marrying her husband, Darrel.  Shelly has two sons:  Prather Barnes, a college student, and Justus Barnes, a high school student.  Darrel has a daughter and two beautiful grandchildren.  He also has two stepchildren and three step grandchildren. 


Shelly's work background includes ten years as General Manager at a Kansas City Auto Auction, a stay at home Mom for six years, and a licensed insurance agent for about seven years.  She is very excited to be working as Secretary at FBC and looks forward to getting to know our congregation better.

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DEIDRA HAUPT

Ministry Coordinator

A Speech - Language Pathologist by trade, Deidra graduated from Wichita State University and moved to Scott City when she married her farmer.  Brent and Deidra have two college-age children: Carson and Lanae. 


Deidra’s love for details keeps FBC staff organized and on task.  She can also be referred to as the “Chaos Coordinator.”  She has a heart for women’s ministry and organizes a ladies retreat each year in Colorado where women can rest, relax, and spend time in God’s word.



When not paying attention to detail at FBC, she enjoys reading, traveling, and lake time with her family.

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JENNY NEWBERRY

Treasurer

A Midwesterner through and through, Jenny was born in western Kansas and raised in Oklahoma City. Jenny moved back to Garden City in 1986 and has been in southwest Kansas ever since!  While raising four kids, she went back to college, graduating from FHSU with degrees in Finance/Financial Planning and Accounting. Jenny brings all of that commitment and dedication to her position at FBC.


Jenny spends all of her extra time traveling with and to see her kids and their activities. 

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MINDI EDWARDS

Biblical Counseling

An FBC native, Mindi Edwards joined First Baptist Church staff as a Biblical Counselor with a desire to help others apply the truth of Scripture to every situation of life.

Mindi and her husband, Brent, keep busy raising their four kids!

Schedule an appointment with Mindi

 
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ELDER BOARD

The Elder Board of FBC is comprised of seven men and the senior pastor. These men meet regularly to provide leadership for the church.

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ROD WHEELER

Chairman
Term 2019 - 2021

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MATT LIGHTNER

Board Secretary
Term 2021 - 2023

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SHANE GEIST

Term 2022 - 2024

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WALT LOVINS

Term 2021 - 2023

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FRANK MERCURIO

Term 2021 - 2023

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CODY NICHOLS

Term 2020 - 2022

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KJ WILKENS

Term 2020 - 2022