| 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.
| Youth Pastor
Joe came to UC Davis in 1989 as a freshman and has been attending FBC ever since. He, along with his wife Jenni, also a UC Davis graduate, worked with the youth ministry as full time staff or volunteers from 1991-2001. Now Joe is extremely excited to be heading up FBC's youth ministry to junior high and high school students in the Davis region. Joe's passion is to see students choose their faith for themselves so they will be ready and equipped to move on from high school into the "big world out there." Joe and Jenni also have three fun kids, two teenagers in the youth group and one in elementary school.
| 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, & 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
Mike graduated from UC Davis in 2011 in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, Mike was heavily involved in College Life, and he is excited to be back this year! The past four summers he has served at Sonshine Ministries, the houseboat camp that FBC's Lighthouse Youth Group attends. An engineer at heart, Mike has been building robots since he was 12. Mike now mentors the Davis High School Robotics Team, pouring into future engineers. All of these activities fuel his passion for young people to hear Jesus's call, "Follow Me!"
| 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
Mark Restrepo, Scott Richardson, John Buckel, Keith Redenbaugh, Dave Hodges, Scott Wieking, Glen Snyder, Rick Harper, and Gregg Albright