Rod George serves as deacon at First Baptist Church. He and his wife Julie met in 1974, and were married in Park Rapids in 1976. While they were living in Grand Rapids, they were saved in 2005. They enjoy gardening, fishing, travelling, and watching their grandchildren's many sporting events. Rod enjoys hunting and Julie's hobbies include reading and cooking. They have been blessed with 4 children and ten grandbabies. Rod serves in Youth ministry and various other capacities.
Al Henderson serves as deacon, treasurer, and musician at First Baptist Church. He grew up going to First Baptist, and met his wife Pat in Anoka. Both Al and Pat were from Christian homes and were converted early in life. They were married in 1966 and moved to Park Rapids in 1970. Pat is the church secretary and financial secretary. She is also the principal of First Baptist Christian School, having been involved with it from the beginning. They have three grown children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson. They love to serve the Lord in music, caretaking, and teaching.
Dale Edwards serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church. He and his wife Barb were saved at First Baptist Church, Rosemount MN in 1969. They retired to Park Rapids in 2000, but they have not retired from serving! They have five grown children and 17 grandchildren. They love to serve God through hospitality, evangelism and outreach, and caretaking. Dale is the first friendly face you will see when you walk in the front door.
Joshua Hawn has been serving as pastor since 2009. He and his wife Amy met at Maranatha Baptist Bible College and were married in the church in 2002. Amy grew up going to First Baptist Church, and majored in Missions at MBBC. They moved to Park Rapids in 2005 and served in many different ways before becoming the pastor. Josh grew up in northern Indiana, and majored in Biblical Studies. They have five children (Caleb, Evelyn, Lydia, Jacob, and Benjamin) and are ridiculously happy.
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