First Baptist Church of Davis, California

Meet Our Staff

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| Adult & Family Pastor

Scott has been a member of the First Baptist Church pastoral staff since 1982, first serving in college ministry, then as FBC’s youth pastor, and more recently as our pastor to adults and families. Scott earned his Master's Degree at Western Seminary in 1990 and his Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Davis. Scott’s favorite pasttimes include swimming with Davis Aquatic Masters (DAM), coaching AYSO soccer, and hanging out with his wife Kim and three daughters.

| College Pastor

Before arriving at FBC in March 2008, Dan was a UCD student, a law student, a Christian camp director, an associate pastor in the Silicon Valley, and a full-time seminarian at Fuller. He loves ministering to students in partnership with College Life’s numerous college age and post-college age leaders. He also loves the task of supporting and encouraging FBC's distinguished assortment of missionaries, in partnership with a fantastic missions team. In his free time, Dan loves reading, jogging, having meaningful conversations with college students, listening to baseball on the radio, cheering for the Aggies and the Ducks (he’s a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law), drinking Peet’s coffee, and dissecting movies. Dan is married to the inestimable Allison, and they have two rambunctious sons, Joshua and Andrew.

| Interim Youth Director

Jenni has been attending FBC since her freshman year at UC Davis—25 years now! She began volunteering at FBC as a youth leader with Lighthouse, along with her husband Joe, in 1994. After being so impacted in her own life and faith by camp counselors and youth leaders who modeled living a life with Jesus and showered His love on her, Jenni has loved doing the same for the past 20 years. For Jenni, mentoring youth and walking alongside them as they seek Jesus and go through life’s ups and downs is filled with joy, challenge (the good kind!), child-like-fun and BLESSING. Jenni and Joe have been married for 21 years, love laughing & hanging out with friends over a long backyard BBQ dinner, watching movies and old Brady Bunch episodes, and puzzling while listening to Christmas music and sipping Dutch Bros.! They have 2 teenagers of their own (16 year old, Jack and 13 year old, Jada-Karina) and a Kindergarten son, Jaron.

| Worship Pastor

Derek has been studying, playing, and writing music for over 20 years. He bought his first guitar at 14 for the sole purpose of praising Jesus. His “free” time is spent recording music in his home studio. He has earned a B.A in Biblical Studies from BIOLA University and a Certificate in Audio Engineering from Goldenwest College. He married his high school sweetheart, Tricia, in 2003 and now has three beautiful children; Magnolia, Levi, and Abigail. Hear some of his music at www.derekpnorth.com.

| College and Global Outreach Director

Laeya has called FBC her church family since her freshman year at UC Davis. She graduated in 2007 with majors in Psychology and Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree at Western Seminary. Some of her favorite things are finding occasions to wear fun hats, walking in fields, Trader Joe's, Little House on the Prairie, going on unexpected adventures and partnering with our missionaries and believers from around the world to share the great news of Jesus. She is excited to invest in college students and our missionary families so that more of our community and world will see how amazing God is.

| Director of Connecting Ministries

Meg has attended FBC since she moved to Davis in 1993. She is married to Rick with three children; Dylan, Alexandra and Nate. For the past several years she has volunteered as the Women's Ministries and Women of the Word Bible Study coordinator. She is very excited about her position in Adult Ministries and for the opportunity to help people grow in their relationship with God and others.

| Director of Children's Ministries

Lori began attending FBC in 1992 as a UCD student. She and her husband, Schuyler, met in College Life and are now raising their two daughters at FBC. Lori taught Sunday school for 8 years before moving into the director position in November 2013. She loves the children and families of FBC and is excited to be serving them in this new way. In her free time, Lori enjoys hiking and camping with her family, volunteering at her daughters’ schools, and meeting friends for coffee.

| College Intern

Casey has been going to FBC with her family since 1997. She is a recent UCD graduate, receiving her BA in English and a Minor in Education. After growing up in FBC's Youth Group, she volunteered as a youth leader for 3 years and loved every minute. She has also served on the worship team, and is so excited to now work as an intern for College Life! Through her college years, she developed a strong passion for investing in students, encouraging them to walk with Jesus through everything. Some of Casey's favorite things are movies, fast-food breakfasts, spontaneous adventures, and quality time with people.

| College Intern

The good news is that Peter just recently graduated from UC Davis with a degree in English! The better news is that he gets to continue doing ministry at his alma mater, while starting his seminary education at Fuller. He is so blessed by this opportunity and his hope is to help college students both grow in their understandings of and affections for Christ. He truly loves anytime people are gathered in gleeful or meaningful conversation: so give him people and a meal, a car-ride, or a board game and you’ll win his heart. Suggested topics of conversation: what you had for lunch, the Bay Area Sports squads, or where in the world Carmen San Diego might be?

FBC's Board of Elders

FBC's board of elders

Mark Restrepo, Scott Richardson, John Buckel, Keith Redenbaugh, Dave Hodges, Scott Wieking, Glen Snyder, Rick Harper, and Gregg Albright

Contact Us

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38141 Russell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
530.758.7100
info@fbcdavis.org
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