Jared Gustafson

Lead Pastor

I grew up as a Pastor's kid and have loved Jesus and the church since before I can remember. I graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies and went on to get a Masters in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary.

I married Mandy and began working as a youth pastor in 2000 so that it would be easy to remember my two most significant anniversaries. We have four sons - Tyler, Micah, Dax, and Trey - so most of our free time is full of church, sports, music, drama, academic enrichment, and other kid-related activity. We all love to read and we like to take road trips as a family to see the amazing world God made. 

Everyone but Mandy is a Green Bay Packers fan, so we are praying for her and hoping she will one day convert. We have been blessed to be part of the First Baptist family since May 2003 and we are so thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and His people here!