Leadership

Stephen reynolds

meet our new pastor!

Steve has been senior pastor at FBC since November 2021. Steve was born in Mississippi into a Christian family and attended church regularly growing up. He came to know Jesus Christ at a young age during Vacation Bible School but “made his faith his own” during his college years at the University of Mississippi. After college, Steve married Laura, and the two moved to California for seminary. They now have two wonderful children and also have a heart for foster care and adoption. Steve earned a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014. He has served churches in Mississippi, California, and New Mexico and has done numerous short-term trips around the world for teaching and evangelism. He continues his studies and is now completing his PhD dissertation in Historical Theology from Gateway Seminary.

Steve’s greatest desire is to glorify God by making disciples. He has a passion for serving  the local church through pastoral ministry, preaching, and teaching and especially loves applying deep biblical truths. Aside from ministry passions, Steve enjoys reading, watching sports, and traveling. He loves visiting with people more than anything, so please contact him or stop by his office any time!

Jerry Green

Pastor of worship & ministry

Jerry began as a music and youth pastor at First Baptist in 1986.  Along with leading worship on Sundays, Jerry leads and directs the choral ministry and the annual Christmas Program - Christmas Alive - which started in 1986. Jerry grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, graduated from Long Beach State and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Julie have been married 30 years and have two grown children (one married) and a beautiful granddaughter. 

Rob Dent

pastor of students & discipleship

Rob leads the FBC Youth and Small Groups Ministries. He moved here with his lovely wife, Lindsey in January, 2016. Rob grew up in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia as a Missionary Kid. After graduating from Mississippi College in 2006 with a B.S. in Graphic Design, he spent 2 years overseas as a Journeyman with the International Mission Board. He is now finishing his masters degree at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, CA. Rob and Lindsey had a daughter in April, 2021 and are loving parenthood.

Heather Minshall

kids ministry Director

Heather leads the FBC Kids Ministry.  An Army assignment brought her family to Barstow in 2014. After 5 years of volunteering in the kids ministry here at FBC Barstow, Heather became the Kids Ministry Director in 2019.  She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and is working on her masters degree through Gateway Seminary.  Heather and John have been married 19 years and have 2 teenage children.