Staff 

Get to know a little bit more about FBC's Staff

Youth Pastor: Aaron Gates & Leah Gates

Aaron and Leah were called to First Baptist Aurora in February of 2018.  They began working in Youth ministry over 10 years ago at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Verona, MO, after which Aaron became Lead Pastor at Wilson Avenue Baptist Church, Aurora for 2 years.  They have a passion for youth, and enjoy seeing lives changed as they encounter God.  Their hope is meeting this generation right where they are, and guiding them to a life sold out for Christ.  They love spending their free time hanging out with their three teenagers - Mikayla, Makenzie, and Landyn.  Aaron enjoys a good game of golf, while Leah likes anything to do with music, and getting crafty!

 

ABC Preschool Director: Leah Gates

Leah Gates began working with our ABC Preschool in 2005.  She strives to teach children the fundamentals of education as well as introducing them to the love of Jesus.  She is dedicated to meet the individual needs of her students.  Her days are filled with laughter and fun!  In February of 2018, Leah and her husband began working with the Youth.

Church Secretary: Jodi Perry

Jodi Perry began working in our church office in November of 2018.  She is available to assist our community Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Jodi deals with all things office related for us!  If there ever is a question you have, feel free to call Jodi at 678-3774 and she would be happy to help you.  Jodi enjoys spending time at home with her husband, John.

Custodians: Rick & Beck Horton

Rick Horton has been with the church 2004.  He and his wife Becky help to keep our church cleaned and maintained.  We are so grateful to have a Godly couple who put the Lord first in their lives and want to serve him so willingly.