Our Staff

Pastor

Pastor

Rev. Jerry Wells & wife Bonnie

Pastor Jerry began his ministry as an Intern in the fall of 1991. He graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, with a Masters of Divinity in 1995. His Ordination process was completed through the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Social Science from Sacramento State University and an Associate’s degree from Cosumnes River College. He has served churches in California, Colorado, and Kansas. Pastor Jerry met his wife while in college and they married in August of 1986. Bonnie is a baker and cake decorator. She also grew up in the church.

They have two children; a son, Carey and a daughter, Jerriann; who are both college students. They are also long distance runners.

Pastor Jerry's Father, Grandfather and Uncle were all successful pastors. In addition to church life, while growing up, sports were a big part of Jerry's life. He played football, basketball and baseball through high school. Then he played one year of college basketball and 4 1/2 years of semi-pro baseball. He still enjoys sports a great deal, whether playing or just watching a game on television.

Although sports were thrilling, his greatest sense of satisfaction in life is helping someone to become and/or grow as a Christian. In his book, Jesus is the ULTIMATE #1 in life! When one is in relationship with their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, they find abundant living now and eternally. Not that life will always be "Whoopi," because it won't. But the Lord Jesus will be with you through whatever may come your way in life. Christ indeed offers all individuals, "victorious" Christian living.

If you ever have any questions for Pastor Jerry or about the church, just contact him at 913-682-4426. Pastor Jerry happily accepted "the call" to Pastor First Baptist Church, beginning his ministry here on July 28th, 2014.

Secretary

Secretary

Lisa Terrill has been our church secretary since September of 2012. She has three children and four grandsons. Her primary responsibility is to manage the day to day operation of the church office. Lisa has been a member of the church for many years and is involved with various areas of ministry within the church fellowship. Currently she serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Memorial Fund Treasurer, and AB Women’s Ministries Treasurer.

Choir Director

Choir Directory

Jackie Miller has been our Choir Director since June 2011. Jackie is married to Steve and they have three children: Kyle, Michael & Julie. Kyle is currently serving in the military and not shown. Jackie is a member of the church and she and Steve are active within the fellowship.

Custodian

Custodian

Mark Cox became our custodian in December 2000. Mark has been a member of our church for many years and volunteers his time to serve the Lord in our Youth program. Mark is married to Debra and they have two children: Ian and Amy.