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About Us

Our mission is to love God, love each other and love our neighbor.

First Baptist is a Bible believing, independent, discipling church. We strongly encourage everyone to study the scriptures and become a follower of Jesus Christ.  If you are looking for a place to learn how to love God and love others, this is the place for you. 

The greatest commandment (love God and love others) compells us to follow the great commission (go and disciple).  

Our Pastors & Staff
Steve Scott

Pastor Steve and his wife Cindy Kay are from North Dakota.  Pastor Steve became the new pastor in November 2023 and loves Iowa weather!  They feel like this is the sunbelt compared to what they are used to in North Dakota.  They have four children.  Nicolas is the only one still living at home and is actively involved in First Baptist. 

They love to disciple individuals, counsel couples and encourage believers to love, study and follow the Bible.  We are thrilled they are leading First Baptist with grace and compassion for people!

Mark Bell - Youth Director
Mark Bell

Mark and Courtney have been married 14 years. They two young children and a dog Bebo. They love camping, hiking and fossil hunting.


Mark has been involved with youth ministry most of his adult life and loves to teach apologetics especially from the book of Genesis. Courtney is a teacher/educator at Great River Christian school.

Kathy Lant

Church office coordinator

Kathy is married to Gary and have two grown sons and one black cat.  Kathy previously worked as secretary at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant for 13 years.  She enjoys participating in the sewing ministry, serving the Lord at First Baptist and has been working as office coordinator since 2016.  

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