John Harms

Teaching Pastor
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Pastor John has been in full-time ministry since 2008 and has served in churches in Burden and El Dorado KS before moving in October of 2017 to Garden City.  He has served in the Air National Guard in Vehicle Operations and in the Army National Guard as a Chaplain Candidate.   John married the love of his life, Amanda, in 2004 and they have three kids Quinlynn, Keagan,  and Hattie.  He has a passion for Men’s Ministry, the outdoors, and especially bowhunting. 

Paula Danforth

Children's Minister
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I've been privileged to serve my church family for over 10 years.  I have a wonderful husband, Robert, and three amazing kids.  I thank God everyday for using me to pour His love into children!


Tessie Escarcega

Ministry Assistant
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Tessie serves as the First Southern Baptist Church Ministry Assistant/Finance Secretary.  She was hired in December of 2014.
Tessie has been a member of FSBC since 2012, when she and her husband became christians and were baptized in the waters of FSBC.  She says, "I am so blessed to call my church home, my workplace.  Being able to see my church family on a regular basis, and serve our church warms my heart."  Her family consists of her husband, Ciro, their sons Tanner, Elijah and Theodore. 

"This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a privilege.  Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is an offering I make to God.  Therefore, it is to be done gladly if it is done for Him.  Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way.  In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness." - Elisabeth Elliot .

Wayne Gaschler

Building Manager
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Wayne serves as the FSBC building manager.  He makes sure the facilities and day to day organization runs smoothly.  
Wayne also serves as an elder of our church. 
He and his wife Colleen have been mebers of FSBC for many years.  They have two children, Andy, and Hilary.