People

Jonathan Casbohm

Pastor Jon served as our Pastoral Intern until March of 2016 when the church extended him a call to become the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. Jon is a graduate of Liberty University with a BA in Business and has completed his Graduate Seminary training at Piedmont International University (formerly Piedmont Baptist College). With…

Tim Spickler

Mr. Tim Spickler accepted the position of administrator at First Baptist Christian School  for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served one year as the Assistant Principal of Discipleship and taught junior high and high school history at FBCS for 19 years. . Mr. Spickler received his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in…

Kris Wilcox, CPA

Kris Wilcox oversees the finances of the church and Christian school, as well as coordinates and oversees the housekeeping and maintenance of the facility and grounds. He began serving as Business Administrator in 2013. He is a graduate of Cedarville University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).…

Josh Butler

Pastor Josh coordinates the 7th through 12th grade teen ministries at First Baptist Church. He began serving on staff in July of 2012.  He graduated from Bob Jones University in 2004 where he received a bachelor’s degree.  He also graduated from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008 where he received a Masters of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.  He previously served as…

Dan Parker

Pastor Parker coordinates the ministries of Worship and Music at First Baptist Church. He began on staff in July of 2002 after serving over 19 years as a music pastor in Michigan. Previous to that ministry he served at two churches in Indiana in the same capacity. He graduated from Baptist Bible College of Clarks…

Craig Golden

Pastor Golden along with his wife, Shirley, coordinate the Senior Ministries and Pastoral Care. They began their ministry in September of 2012 after serving twenty-four years as State Representative of the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches. Pastor Golden has a Bachelor of Theology, Master of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Baptist Bible College…

Patrick Odle

Pastor Odle is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, having served here since 2011. He is passionate about the Word and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! Pastor Odle loves the Lord and His people and it can be seen in every part of his ministry. Before coming to Elyria, Pastor Odle served as…