Brian is the lead Pastor at Baptist Fellowship. God got Brian’s attention as an atheist living a life contrary to God’s design. By grace, Brian entered into a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ in 1998 and later was called to pursue a life of service to Christ. Brian is blessed to be the husband of Nikki and the father of Toby. Brian graduated from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in 2005, has received training in conflict resolution through Peacemaker Ministries and is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Biblical Counselors.
In his spare time, Brian can be found on Columbia lake with his amazing wife Nikki or watching his son, Toby play soccer and basketball.
Dennis is one of our associate pastors whose many years of scholarly study are evident in his messages. He also offers a ministry of pastoral care and counseling. He is a certified Christian Conciliator, an instructor, mentor, both nationally and internationally with Peacemaker Ministries. He attended Columbia Bible College (S.C.) for two years and received his B.A. from Wheaton College (IL.), studying history and philosophy. Dennis received his Masters of Divinity, Masters of Arts in Church History, and Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago. His wife Judy loves to play piano and they enjoy playing tennis together. Andy, their son, pictured above exudes joy and is a expert at the board game "Sorry."
Jordan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Cedarville University in Southwest Ohio. He works with the student ministry, Engage, and on the pastoral staff. Jordan loves to play sports, read books, and drink coffee. Some of his favorite authors include Charles Spurgeon, Kyle Idleman, and Francis Chan. He is an avid Manchester United fan, and loves to play FIFA with the students. He facilitates our community groups ministry, and can be found doing just about anything at the church. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel and their cats, Clancy and Sir. Jordan is pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Tracy Bidwell has 28 years of ministry experience. She has a MA in Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual Formation as well as a MA in Intercultural Studies. Tracy's training, gifting and experience have developed her passion for Christian Counseling and biblical discipleship. Her passion is to help individuals grow spiritually. She offers a safe place to share heart issues, find emotional healing, grow relationally and find encouragement in Christ in order to live more fully in His truth.
Lucille Arico our church administrator has been serving at Baptist Fellowship for over 35 years and enjoys assisting and supporting the staff and ministering to the congregation. She and her husband, Herb have been married 47 years and have 2 children and 9 grandchildren. Lucille enjoys sports, ballet, cooking and making people laugh.