STAFF

Pastor Tyler Pepper

Senior Pastor


Pastor Tyler was called as the Associate Pastor in 2004 and accepted the call to be our Senior Pastor in 2007.


Pastor Tyler and his wife Kim were married in 1992, and have two daughters, Lydia Grace and Mara Faith.


Pastor Tyler is a graduate of Davis College in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries and Summit University with a Bachelor of Science in Bible. He is passionate about studying and preaching the Word of God and strives to spread that passion for God's Word throughout his congregation.


  • A favorite verse of his is Lamentations 3:22-24.
  • Hobbies: Running, Running and Running.
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Ocean City, New Jersey and Ocracoke Island

Pastor Jared Tiesenga

Youth Pastor


Pastor Jared was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lancaster Bible College earning a BA in Youth and Young Adult Ministry. While at LBC, Jared met his now wife, Lydia Tiesenga, where God led them to First Baptist Church. Pastor Jared began as an intern in the winter of 2017 and by September of 2017 Jared joined the staff here at First Baptist Church. Pastor Jared oversees the youth at FBC grades 7th to 12th and is passionate about seeing students grow and live a life centered on the gospel. Pastor Jared loves sports and being able to play and watch as many sports as he can with his favorite team being the Chicago Cubs. Pastor Jared loves students and is excited to see students grow and succeed in their walk with Christ.


  • A favorite verse of his is 1 Corinthians 16:13-14.
  • Hobbies: Being involved with teens and sports.