Who We Are

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CROSS-CENTERED LIVES

The cross is at the center of our mission as a church, because the cross is at the center of the good news of Jesus Christ.

The cross is where God’s love and mercy meet. Bringing us to the cross is how God changes us from desperate sinners to forgiven children. Keeping the cross central is what empowers us to live free, joyful and humble lives serving others for the glory of God.

The message of the cross isn’t a concept to grasp at one moment in time and leave behind. As Christians, the reality of the cross is the continual source of God’s grace needed to live each day. Explore how Faith Baptist helps members live out the gospel.

DISCIPLESHIP

Making Disciples

We think the Christian life has stages of development much like human life. From the point of birth to taking first steps to walking and eventually running, everyone is on a spiritual journey. As a church, our goal is to make disciples and equip them for growth and service during each stage of maturity.

From helping those who are exploring the claims of Christianity to encouraging long-time believers to grow, we want to encourage everyone who attends Faith Baptist to believe, live and share the gospel.

After making a commitment to follow and serve Christ, we encourage believers to be baptized and become members of Faith Baptist Fellowship.

MEMBERSHIP

As a member of a local church, an individual is committed to worshipping God corporately, holding other believers accountable and encouraging others to lead lives pleasing to God. (1 Corinthians 5:9-132 Corinthians 2:5-8)

The concept of church membership is highlighted as early church leaders were told they were accountable to God for a specific group of people (Hebrews 13:17).

We believe membership is important and encourage it for all believers. Membership is further explained in Faith Explored, a class which meets on Sunday mornings from 9:55-10:45 a.m. To join the class or learn more about membership contact Pastor Jayson Wittrup.

To learn more about why we encourage membership, listen to Pastor Dana’s sermon entitled, “Why Bother With Church Membership?

If you are ready to take the plunge and become a member of Faith Baptist, see our online membership questionnaire to begin the membership process.

BAPTISM

Here are a few reasons why we think baptism is important:

  • Jesus made baptism a priority by getting baptized (Matthew 3:13-17).
  • The apostle Peter preached that people repent and be baptized (Acts 2:37-41).
  • The apostle Paul took time to explain the meaning of baptism (Colossians 2:11-12).

Scripture convinces us that baptism by immersion is an outward picture of the inward reality of what Jesus Christ has done for a believer. Want to know more? Listen to Pastor Dana answer the question, “Why Bother with Baptism?”

If you have questions about baptism or would like to get baptized, please contact Pastor Jayson Wittrup.

5 LOVES

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Jesus commanded His followers to make disciples of all the nations, (Matthew 28:19) and we are committed to carrying out that mission at Faith Baptist Fellowship. Our desire is to build a family of Christ-like believers who are proclaiming a cross-centered gospel and living cross-centered lives.

To reach that goal, we have developed 5 Loves & 5 Commitments to keep us focused. Everything we do at Faith Baptist Fellowship flows from these tenets.

Pastors

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Dana Olson

Senior Pastor for Preaching & Vision

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Pastor Dana leads the staff and serves as an elder at Faith Baptist. He has a heart for encouraging people to understand God’s Word and commit to pray. Learn more.

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David Vilhauer

 Pastor of Discipleship & Walking Ministries

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Pastor David leads Children & Youth Discipleship, Faith Groups and Faith University. He enjoys teaching, administrating, serving and shepherding at Faith Baptist. Learn more.

David Moe

Pastor of Student & Running Ministries

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Pastor David nurtures the spiritual growth of our Faith Baptist’s 6-12th grade youth. He also oversees the service and outreach ministries of our church. Learn more.

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Jayson Wittrup

Pastor of First Steps & Worship

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Pastor Jayson leads the congregation in singing songs that faithfully represent Jesus, clearly tell the gospel story and foster genuine affection for God. He also works to welcome and connect new attenders at Faith Baptist. Learn more.

Elders

Dana Olson

Dana Olson

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Mark Hecht

Mark Hecht

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Dave Peterson

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Dean Born

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Dennis Cromwell

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Jeff Hambeck
Jeff Hambek

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Denny Jans

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Todd Holthaus

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