Pastor Luke Love

Pastor of Preaching and Vision

Pastor Luke Love had the blessing of being born into a pastor’s family. This family background gave him the opportunity to hear the gospel early and often in his life. It was at the age of five that Pastor Love realized that he was a sinner and needed a Savior. Growing up in a pastor’s home also gave him the blessing of seeing the ministry up close as his dad pastored churches in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

Pastor Luke recently finished his Doctorate of Ministry in expository preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Luke’s passion for preaching is that it should engage the believer with God’s Word and call them to a greater love for God. He also has a passion for the church as the body of Christ, which illustrates the power of the gospel to the community.

Pastor Love enjoys reading, occasionally running, following anything related to the Michigan Wolverines, and most of all spending time with his wife, Marsha, and their children, Alyssa, Logan, Levi, and Lincoln.


Pastor Caleb Roth

Pastor of Worship & Administration

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pastor Caleb Roth also grew up in a pastor’s home. After coming to Wisconsin to attend college, Pastor Roth became a part of First Baptist Church in the fall of 1996 when he began ministering on extension from Maranatha Baptist University.

Upon graduation from Maranatha, the Roths moved to West Bend and Pastor Roth continued to minister part-time at First Baptist in the areas of music and teaching. In 2003 Pastor Roth came on full-time as part of the ministry of the church and a former ministry First Baptist Academy. He continued on in his church ministry roles following the closing of the Academy in 2005. 

In February 2017 Pastor Roth was ordained and the church voted to bring him on as the Pastor of Worship and Administration. Pastor Roth loves ministering with his wife April assisting him in music and a variety of ministries here at First Baptist. Caleb and April were married in 1997 and have been blessed with five children – Ryrie, Regann, Caedrin, Andric and Cassia.


Pastor Kevin Dunford

Pastoral Intern

Kevin is a Wisconsinite by birth, having grown up in the Green Bay area. After serving in the Air National Guard and graduating from the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay, Kevin worked as an elementary teaching in Pulaski, Wisconsin. It was during this time that Kevin began having a growing desire to serve God through ministering in a local church. That desire led Kevin and his wife Marie to relocate to Kansas City for a time, so Kevin could pursue training at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Now nearing the end of his theological studies, God has moved the Dunford family back to Wisconsin to gain some ministry experience by serving at First Baptist.


Tim Stepanski

Chairman


Joe Hoffman

Deacon of Congregational Care


Ruben Ravatsås

Deacon of Finances


David Carlton

Deacon of Ordinances


Joel Burdick

Deacon of Grounds


Chris Bergstresser

Deacon of Building Maintenance


John Kleinmaus

Deacon of Building Maintenance


Tiffany Burdick

Financial Secretary


Toni Farrell

Treasurer


Mary Carlton

Clerk


Jay Leasum

Custodian