Staff

Pastor Derek Varney

Senior Pastor

Derek is a native of Denver, Colorado and was called to FBC in 2008. He is very passionate about sharing Christ with everyone alongside his family Margaret, Courtney and Ryan. He enjoys boating, cycling and traveling. Get to know Pastor Derek by visiting with him on Tuesday mornings at "Coffee With the Pastor" at Starbucks on 151st & Black Bob from 7:30am - 8:30am

Pastors Jay & Susan Peach

Worship Pastors

Jay and Susan were called as Music Ministers to FBC in October of 2011.

This dynamic duo brings to FBC a fresh way of letting music guide the soul to meeting God - Sunday after Sunday.

Jay, Susan and seven of their children are very active in serving and worshipping her at FBC! They are passionate about drawing people closer to God through the act of worship. They are both life long members of #thetribeofchrist.

Jennifer Guilliams

Connections Preschool Director

Jenn has been a vital part of the Connections Preschools staff, starting out as a teacher at the Olathe campus and then serving as the director to the Gardner campus. Jenn now takes the reins as our lead director. We are glad to have Jenn, her husband Tony and daughter Sophia as part of our Preschool team!

 

Kelli Scott White

Connections Pastor

Kelli was called to FBC Olathe in 2018 as the Connections Pastor and Associate Pastor of Youth. She and her husband, David, celebrate 25 years of marriage in 2018. They have three children: Brooklyn, Tyler, and Isabella, and from the beginning, they have served together as a family in ministry. Kelli likes to laugh and have fun - there is always room for a party! She enjoys singing, watching movies, dancing and creating her home renovation idea with inspiration from HGTV. Kelli is passionate about Jesus, music and loving people. And maybe chocolate.

 

Paul Wood

Missions Pastor

Paul was called as missions pastor in 2019. His passion for missions comes out of his upbringing as a missionary kid in northeast India and service as a short term missionary in Cambodian refugee camps during the early 80s.  Paul met his wife Morna, while working in the refugee camp. Morna is from the Philippines. Together they enjoy hosting, seeing new places, being at home and with family, and remodeling (mainly Paul). Paul is a retired engineer.

 

first baptist church of Olathe

2024 E 151st St. Olathe, KS        ​913-764-7088           ​​  Worship: 10:30 am

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