Chip BungardLead Pastor

Chip began serving as our Pastor in June of 2012.  He has a passion for preaching God’s word in a clear and relevant way.  He and his wife, Shannon, have been married since November 18, 1995. They have 5 kids – Tyler, Christina, Alex, Nathan and Michelle. They also proud owners of a crazy dog Lilly, a mischievous cat Mittens, two guinea pigs, and some lovely fish. Chip has a passion to inspire the community to LIVE a LEGACY.

Brandon EdwardsWorship Pastor

Brandon and his wife, Kali, come to us from Lafayette, Louisiana, where they both were born and raised.  He received his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Louisana at Lafayette. His goal is to facilitate an environment where Christ-Followers are encouraged to passionately worship their Creator, and Savior in Spirit and in Truth, for these are the type of worshippers that the Father looks for.

Jacque WedelMinistry Assistant

Jacque has been a member of First Baptist for most of her life.  She was called as a Ministry Assistant in January 2013.  Her passions are prayer and developing relationships that show God’s love!  Previous marketing and facility management experience have been excellent preparation for coordinating details in His church.  She is a life-time resident of Newton and has been married to husband Daryl for 25 years!

Lacie HillChildren's Director

Lacie is our Children’s Director. She and husband, Drew, were married at FBC in April 2007. Born and raised here (her parents are long-time members), she is now raising their two boys, Levi and Aiden, with the same values that were instilled by her church and family. Living in the country just outside of Goessel gives her opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with her boys. She enjoys being creative and being involved with her children and their activities.

With a desire to serve and the joy that comes with it, she is a great fit for children’s ministry. She says, “There is nothing better than watching our children experience God’s love and accepting Christ to grow their faith!”

Colton WatkinsYouth Director


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