David has been the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church since 1990.
David Quiroa has been working with youth ministry for over 15 years. He was the middle school pastor at Valley Baptist in Bakersfield, CA until October 1, 2017. He felt led to pursue missions and will be residing in West Virginia. David has preached all over the United States, many countries in Central America, and Japan. David has a passion for the Lord and believes that investing in our youth is not only investing in our future but also investing in our present. David speaks at local churches, camps, juvenile hall, and schools. For fun, David enjoys photography and videography, and taking his motorcycle out for a spin.
2018 is a big year for David as he will be getting married in April, and in June will be a camp speaker for lifeway camps.Keep David and Katie in your prayer as God leads them in 2018.
David Kephart was called to be the Associate Pastor on August 1, 2016. He grew up in Princeton, WV and became active in church at age 13. “The Lord redeemed my life when I was 14 years old, and from that time forward, has continued to shape and re-shape me by His Word, His people and His work. Following high school, he attended Liberty University, earning a Masters of Divinity in Missiological Studies.
David has previously served as youth pastor in Huntington, WV. The Lord opened an opportunity for he and his wife to serve Him overseas. For 2 years, they served the Lord in North Africa primarily through development and relief work. It is during this time, they both felt compelled that life overseas would be their long term commitment and where the Lord desires them to be. While preparing for that long term move, they returned home and were blessed to have two beautiful babies – Harper Grace (2 years old), Hudson Scott (7 months old) and Haddon David (new born)
“My family is excited about this opportunity to work with the youth and student ministries at First Baptist Church. Our desire is to proclaim the Gospel to students and their families and to equip them to live a life that glorifies God.”
If I’m not at the church, you can find me running, reading a good book, drinking strong coffee, or hanging with my family.
Delora has been serving as the Administrative Assistant since 2014.
Kristi Morelocke joined First Baptist as the new Nursery Coordinator on August 1, 2016