As Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church since 2013, Allen’s goal is to share the Bible in a way that’s clear, understandable, engaging, and life-transforming. Allen has a Master of Divinity Degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and has been teaching the Bible since junior high; something he loves to do. Married in 1990, Allen and Heidi complement each other as a couple and raised two sons, Jake and Grant. Originally from southern California, they are now enjoying the beauty of the Monterey Bay and serving here at FBC.
Jeff grew up in the Central Valley of California and has ministered at FBC since 2012. He has a BS degree in Biblical Pastoral Studies and continued his studies at Western Seminary Phoenix. Jeff has ministry experience with Worship and Arts, Discipleship, and Students. His heart's desire is to see the church gathered passionately for Jesus and actively loving those around them in tangible ways of outreach. Jeff and Lynn have been married since 1986 and together they have raised three children - Megan, Whitney and Noah. Jeff enjoys making music in his recording studio, doing production work and loves riding motorcycle with his son!
Student Ministries Coordinator
David and his wife Christy are proud parents to four students: Theresa, Grace, Ben and Jacob. David grew up attending FBC and has always been actively serving the community. He now serves as an elder in addition to spending his time and exuberant energy with the youth.
Kidsville and Thrive
We have a vibrant team of volunteers who help make the various children's classes and events a fun and safe place for kids. We come alongside parents to train up their children and provide spiritual guidance. Check out our Children's Ministry page for more information or send us an email if you have questions.
The "hub" of all church activity can be found with Karen. She has managed the office since 2001 and wears many hats. She and her husband Ron have been married since 1988 and have three grown children: Timothy, Jeffrey, and Emily. When she isn't in the office, Karen is busy with Scouts BSA as the SC County District Advancement Coordinator. She enjoys reading, crafts (mainly crocheting, knitting, and sewing). Karen also enjoys watching the Hallmark Channel, cooking, and spending time with her kids whenever she can.
Karen attended FBC since childhood and over the years, has served in a variety of ministries. She became a regular part of the staff team in 2001. Although she never envisioned herself as a bookkeeper when she was younger, she really enjoys her job. Karen and Bob married in 1976, have four grown children and six grandchildren. Karen also enjoys sewing, knitting, counted cross-stitch and spending time with her family.
Board of Elders
- David Martin
- David Von der Mehden
- Rex Hsei
- Paul Couchman
- Phil Thimell
- Mark Friedley