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     e-mail:   pastordave@fbcarkcity.com

Dave Stanley

Lead Pastor / Ministry Training / Counseling

Dave Stanley has been the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church since October 10th, 2010. Dave and his family returned home to Arkansas City, Kansas, after ministering for eleven years as lead pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Riverside, California. Dave is married to Jodie (Buechner). Their four adult children are Nathan, Joel, Marissa, and Caleb. Dave has a passionate heart to see people discipled and maturing in their faith to serve Jesus Christ. Using the scriptural mandate found in Colossians 1:28, Dave desires more than ever to “proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.” He loves to teach Scripture in a relevant manner that meets people where they are.
 
Dave graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Education, and earned his Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas. He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from National University in La Jolla, California.
 
Dave wants everyone who comes in contact with the ministries of First Baptist Church to know that our mission is to
 

Encounter God in truthful Worship,

Encourage one another in Life Groups, and

Engage the world through Active Service

 

 

 

Matt Allen

Associate Pastor | Worship & Youth

Matt grew up in Southern California, joined the FBC Ark City staff in 2013 as youth director and was appointed to the position of Youth Pastor in 2014. He became Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth in 2017. His wife, Lindsay, sings regularly on the praise team and is the director of vocal music at Cowley College. Their son is Greyson.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Randi Schultz

Office Manager

Randi joined the FBC staff in 2022. She and her husband Loren have been members since 2009. Their children are Ashton and Avery.
 
 
 
E  L  D  E  R      B  O  A  R  D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAKE GIGER
Elder Board Chairman
He is married to Amanda and their children are
Jacob, Kathrynne, Harris, Roman, and Ava.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JASON BREWER
Elder Board Secretary
He is married to Keela and their children are
Logan, Corinne, Elise, Blythe, and Karis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOM WARREN
Elder Board Vice Chairman 
He is married to JoLynn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRIAN HEDGECOCK
Elder of Christian Education
Oversees Sunday School Ministries
He is married to Trisha and their daughters are
Madison, Bailey, and Kylie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRIAN PHILLIPS
Elder of Children’s Ministries
Oversees TEAM KID, VBS, and Kingdom Kids Ministries
He is married to Amy and their adult children are
Megan, Kelsey, and Bailey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALLEN WILEY
Elder of Deacons & Deaconesses
He is married to Amber, their son is Anthony and their youngest are Andi and baby Bentley.
 
 
 
 
KODY VIRDEN
Elder of Building and Finance
He is married to Lori and their children are Hanlee, Kellen, and Briggs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHIL BROWN
Elder of Missions 
He is married to Carol.
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First Baptist Church / 220 East Central / Arkansas City, KS 67005 / 620-442-3510 / OFFICE@FBCARKCITY.COM