Our Staff

Reverend Kevin Thomas
Senior Pastor
(RevKev/KT) began serving as our Associate/Youth Pastor in November of 2000. In April of 2012 the church called him to be the Senior Pastor. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Judson College and a Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. He and wife Michi have three children, Kaleb, Kensington and Kyle.
Reverend Bob Beals
Worship Leader
Known to most of us as P-Bob, Pastor Bob oversees our worship experiences here at First Baptist. He sings, plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and is an audio engineer and producer. He also produces all of our in-house videos. “But worship is so much more than music, and videos” Bob explains. “ It’s our natural response to the love that God has poured out on us. The Creator of the universe allows us to climb up into His lap and call Him ‘Daddy’. If you can’t get excited about that, you need to check your pulse.”
Elaine Jarvis
Children's Minister
Elaine Jarvis is the Children’s Minister and the Director of Children’s Ministry at FBC. She is a retired art teacher with 38 years experience in the Akron Public School system. She has been involved with Christian education for over 45 years. Elaine earned an Art Education degree from Kent State University and a Master’s degree in Outdoor Education from the University of Akron. Elaine provides leadership for activities such as Summer Safari Days, Bible Adventure Club, Junior Church, and the summer camping ministry at Koinonia Camp and Conference Center. Her favorite hobby is flower gardening so leading the Chickadee Garden Club is a great way to for her to share that passion with the children of our church.

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