Lead Preaching and Teaching Pastor
Tara’s primary ministry is her family but she also serves in children’s ministry, discipleship ministry, women’s Bible study, and is actively involved serving in her children’s schools. Pastor Steve’s role is that of Preaching and Teaching and serves as one of the elders at FBC Corvallis, sharing the shepherding and leadership of the church. Steve loves Jesus, his wife, his children, God’s Word, and God’s people… and golfing, you can’t forget about golfing.
Pastor Russ Richmond
Lead Pastor of Youth and Worship
Russ and his family enjoy church life, music, learning, camping , boating, snowboarding and surfing. Kristen home-schools their kids, they are avid learners, readers and want to follow God with their lives.
Pastor Bill Knopp
Pastor Emeritus, Director of Congregational Care
Pastor Bill pastored First Baptist Church in Bend, OR, First Baptist Church in Elmhurst, IL, and First Baptist Church in Corvallis, OR. Today, he serves as a part-time chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital and Director of Congregational Care here at First Baptist Church of Corvallis
Children's Ministry Director
Kathy has been a member of FBC since 1981. She and her husband Steve currently live in Corvallis, OR, and have raised their three children: Becky, Ian and Joel who now attend college and grad schools. Kathy has always loved working with children and thinks it’s the best job in the world to share God’s Word with the children here at First Baptist!
Mary Ellen Wernow
Leadership Development and International Connections
Jeff has been involved with the Campus Ambassador ministry in Corvallis since his student days and now directs the OSU ministry and gives guidance and direction to other CA staff at OSU, LBCC, and the international student ministry through Campus Ambassadors. Campus Ambassadors is the ministry to college students at First Baptist Church.
Dale is married to his wife, Cindy. They have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Ministry Support Assistant
Brooke is married to her husband Isaac. They got married in July of 2017, and by September got their first dog. She and Isaac enjoy hiking, tandem bike riding, and taking Zoey to various dog parks.