Pastor Joel and his wife, Kelly, moved to Santa Maria in January 2002 to join the ministry of First Baptist Church. Joel grew up in a pastor’s home in Wisconsin and attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College where he graduated in 2001. He served as children's pastor before becoming senior pastor in April 2016. He is blessed daily in his ministry as Pastor at First Baptist. He and Kelly have five children, Lindsay, Matthew, Katelyn, Samuel, and Natalie.
Student Ministries Pastor
Pastor Adam and his wife, Brittany, moved to Santa Maria in August 2016 to join the ministry of First Baptist Church. Adam grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Maranatha Baptist University where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelors in Missions. He also attended Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Theology. He previously served as Children's Pastor and Student Pastor for five years at Hamilton Hills Baptist Church in Fishers, Indiana. Adam and Brittany have three children, Hadleigh, Hudson and Haddon.
Missions & IT Director
Daniel and Dana moved to Santa Maria in December of 2016. For Daniel this was a return home. He attended First Baptist Church and Valley Christian Academy from 3rd grade through 12th grade and was saved as a result of the ministry. He later attended Clearwater Christian College and Luther Rice Seminary. Daniel and Dana served as missionaries for 12 years before arriving here in Santa Maria. They have three energetic children, Noah, Hannah and Lydia.firstname.lastname@example.org