Staff Members

Steve Russ, Pastor of Spiritual Growth
Steve has a Masters of Divinity. His personal mission statement is to help those who struggle emotionally and spiritually and to help disciple and equip the church to do the same.  He is a founder and leader of our Celebrate Recovery program, and he also leads the small group and Sunday School ministries.  His main goal is to connect people with one another in healthy, Christ-centered relationships.

Steve also loves to fish, sprint triathlons, and watch people change through the power of Christ!

Hubert Fox, Senior Adult Pastor
Hubert directs the church’s homebound ministry, visits members in the hospital, and teaches both a Sunday School class and multiple special classes from time to time.  Hubert has a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and spent thirty-five years in the missionary service in Thailand.  He now enjoys fishing, woodworking, flower gardening, working in the timber-cutting wood, hunting, and a multitude of other activities.
Josh Ryals, Worship Pastor
Seth Turner, Audio/Visual Director
Seth is primarily responsible for church media, including designing announcement slides, managing the website, and coordinating FBC’s social media presence. He also is responsible for overseeing the Audio/Visual Team, which handles sound and projection for all church events, including the Sunday morning worship services.
Seth also bets that you didn’t notice the word “is” showed up twice right next to each other as the second and third word of the paragraph.
You went back to check didn’t you?
Jason Blight, Interim Children’s Pastor

Jason is the interim Children’s Pastor. His desire is to support and compliment parents as they help their children know Jesus as saviour, love him as a friend, and follow him as King.  He wants kids to know God’s Word in their hearts so that Jesus can constantly be speaking to them throughout the day. Communication is a key to any relationship and it is important for children to be able to hear and talk with God in order to form a real and lasting relationship with Him.

Jason met his wife Ashley at FBC Nevada when he was the Youth Pastor. He has enjoyed being a stay at home dad since their first son was born in 2009. They now have 4 boys (Carter, Caleb, Cason, and Carver).

Jason loves spending time with his family. He tries to take them on lots of different adventures serving the Lord, and enjoying the wonderful creation that God has made. They go hiking, canoeing, fishing, biking, and camping together. As well as read stories, build with Legos, build puzzles, and play with trains.

Diana McElwain, Financial Secretary
Diana oversees all the financial aspects of running the church, keeping the rest of the staff informed and coordinating communication with the deacons and Council of Stewards.  She loves her job and believes she’s right where God wants her to be. Diana has a degree in Business from Crowder College, and enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and Pinterest.