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Senior Pastor

Travis and his family joined First Baptist in April of 2021. Travis and his wife Amanda have been married since 2008. They have four children, Hailee, Holden, Hope, and Hudson. Travis previously lived in Missouri and served as a Youth Pastor for ten years. 

Travis holds both his Master's and Bachelors's from the Midwestern Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Travis's ministry is fueled by a Love for God and a Love to see people come to know him.  

    You’ll find Pastor Travis’s teaching scripturally sound, Christ-centered, and applicable for the Christian living in the 21st century.


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 at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center as the Assistant Technical Director, 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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