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Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church Iola is currently seeking a full-time senior pastor. Our former pastor, Travis Boyt, was recently led by God to launch a new work in Missouri. We wish him and his family well, and the congregation at FBCI continues to fulfill the Great Commission in his absence.

Our search committee is now prayerfully seeking the right candidate to lead our church from here. But while we wait for that individual, we continue to worship, to serve, and to see God move in our midst. You and your family are invited to join us during this exciting time of transition.

 JENNA HIGGINBOTHAM

Children's Director 

John and Jenna met at Ottawa University while participating in a drama ministry team called Surge Ministries. Jenna graduated in 2007 with an Elementary Education degree, and John graduated in 2008 with a degree in Theatre Productions. After graduating, they got married in June 2008. They now have three beautiful children, Eliana, Easton, and Emersyn. John works as the Art teacher at Iola Elementary School, and Jenna works for USD 257 as Curriculum Director.


Both John and Jenna had fabulous youth group experiences as teenagers, and they consider that a huge reason why their faith is so strong today! 

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