MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Gary Moats
 
On 21 June 2020 First Baptist Church voted and are excited to announce that Pastor Gary Moats has accepted the call and is now the new pastor of First Baptist.  He will be re-joining us in the near future as he prepares for their move to the last frontier.  We are so thankful for their humble hearts and for listening to the voice of our Lord.
 
 
 
 
 
DEACONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Nye
     Hello, my name is David and I am blessed to be married to my bride Shirley of 27+ years.  We have 5 children Sarah, David, Stephen, Jacob and Jonathan ranging from 26 to 5 years of age.  We are a military family and have moved a bunch but I have recently retired from the Air Force after 28+ years.  Anchorage  is our home, with my wife’s family and our adult children living here with a couple grands, keeps us anchored.  My road to salvation was off and on again.  I went to church as a teen in the bus ministry, and was baptized even.   However you would never have known it, crazy high school years.   Joined the military and stationed overseas lived in the world and was a part of it, although my neighbor in the dorm tried to reach me.  It took a wonderful godly young lady to get my attention.   I met Shirley in San Diego when on leave and began to go back to church with her, married a few years later and then truly gave my heart to our Lord when I was 28, baptized again this time once and for all, and never looked back.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryan Riggs
I am Bryan Riggs. I have been married to the beautiful Andrea Riggs for over 12 years and we are the proud parents of three amazing daughters (Olivia, Brynn, and Taylor). We are a military family just like many of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have been proudly serving as a family for almost 13 years and have traveled far and wide together. I was not raised in the church. My parents were neither secular nor devout followers of any faith. Mom and Dad and all the grandparents believed in God but would have been best classified as “cultural Christians”. As an undergraduate I began to believe that all religions were the same. Modern, liberal, secular education led me to believe it was all one rich tapestry with many roads leading to God and heaven. However, as I grew older I was called to church (really Andrea drug me there)! In 2014 I was saved and, thanks to the Mercy of the Lord and my wife’s prayers I was filled with a desire to study the word. This led to a love of Christian Apologetics. My personal Bible verse is 1 Peter 3: 15 “…and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear”.
Kyle Miller
Hello, my name is Kyle. I have been married to my wife Steffanie for 14 years. We have 5 fantastic children (Crimzine, Alexander, Hayden, Jaxson, and Quintyn). We are all born and raised right here in Alaska and at least my wife and I do not ever see ourselves leaving. First Baptist Church of Anchorage has been my family church since I was born. My maternal grandfather served in the United States Air Force and was stationed with his family here in Anchorage in 1970. Both of my grandparents have served faithfully at First Baptist, with my grandfather being called home in 2009. Although I was raised in the church, I like so many went my own way after high school. It would not be until many years later, that the Lord would use my daughter to bring both me and my wife back to Him. Truly it was during this time that I felt the conviction to set the priorities in my life. Today I faithfully serve both as a Deacon and as the Worship Leader at First Baptist. I have also served as leader to our church’s chapter of the Royal Ambassadors boy’s missions education group. The one thing that I believe more than anything else, especially when I look at all the members at First Baptist, is that the Lord will use you regardless of the stage of life you are in. How he uses you may change over time, but you can always be of service to the King of Kings.
Larry Jackson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justin Bennett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORSHIP LEADER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See Kyle Miller Above
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Chelly Bennett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINANCE SECRETARY
Cathy Arns