Tyler Vance- Tyler came to First Baptist in October of 2009 as our full-time youth pastor. He served in that capacity for 2 years, and then in April of 2012, he took over as full time Sr. Pastor. Tyler grew up in Caldwell, ID and received his BA in Youth Ministry from Barclay College (Haviland, KS.) in May 2008 and is currently getting set to begin his seminary education. Tyler and his wife, Kate, were married in July 2008 and have 2 beautiful children, Jonah their oldest and Mazie. Tyler enjoys all sports, reading, outdoors activities and music. In his free time you will find him playing disc golf, reading or watching a game on television. Because of his Idaho roots, Tyler is an avid Boise State University fan. Go Broncos!
Jacob Blessing- Jacob has been a long time member of First Baptist Church along with his family. He is currently a Freshmen at Hutch Juco, and is hoping to be attending Moody Bible Institute next fall (2015). He recently began his internship at First Baptist in September and will be in that capacity through May of 2015. As the intern at First Baptist Church, Jacob will be helping lead our Wise-Builders Ministry (children’s ministry on Wednesday nights) as well as helping with youth group. He will be working with several of our current youth on a praise band and will lead us in worship on weekly basis! He will also be preaching a couple of times over the year and giving some youth lessons along with some administrative duties in the church office.
Jake loves the Lord and he loves the idea of doing what God has called and equipped him to do. He is an avid sports fan and an indoctrinated Oklahoma State Cowboy fan! We are so blessed to have Jake with us and look forward to seeing what God does in his life.