Len Billings – Senior Pastor
My names is Len and I’ve served as the church’s Lead Pastor since 2010. My role is to provide vision, direction and leadership for the church. It’s been said that if you love what you’re doing, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s how I feel about this job. Yes, I’m a pastor — I earned my BS from Western Bible College; a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and I’m currently working on my DMin from Denver Seminary — but I’m just a normal guy who love Jesus, God’s Word and wants to help others know Jesus and follow Him. My wife, Coni, and I have 5 great kids. We love the outdoors. I would love to hear from you at:
Stephanie Hultslander – Office Manager
Stephanie is a Colorado native who grew up in the mountains. She has an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and another degree in Biblical Studies and Missions. She is married and brings her two young children with her to work each day; it is quite the adventure! She is particularly interested in end times prophecy and current events.
Wagih Boutrus – Director of Middle-Eastern Connections
Pastor Wagih Boutrus is an Egyptian pastor. He began his life as a Martial Arts (Karate) coach, and then moved into the hotel industry management until God called him into ministry back in 1994/5. He ministered with CCC of Egypt. Pastor Wagih was ordained at Graceway (formerly KCBT) in KC, MO in 1997. He planted a church in Giza Egypt and has pastored for many years. He and others founded Middle East Baptist College in Cairo 2013. He and his wife Lois recently moved to live in Golden, CO where Wagih was welcomed onto leadership at FBC as the Director of Middle-Eastern Connections. He loves people so much and has a passion for introducing those he meets to Christ. He enjoys hanging out with others, swimming, martial arts, and reading. He is working on his Ph.D. in Education. His favorite verse is Ecc. 9:10.
Duane Rodgers – Elder (Chairman)
I am a Colorado Native, attended Arvada High School, married to Murva Ann and we have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Radiolory, Radiation Biology; Law School; and managed a Nuclear Power Plant Engineering Company. I am a Gideon.
Rick Messer – Elder
Rick Messer has been in ministry for 32 years.
21 years as a senior pastor and 11 years as the pastor and founder of Haven of Hope Ministries, a ministry to Pastors and mentoring of young men going into leadership and ministry.
Married to Elaine Messer for almost 40 years with two children and two grand children.
He enjoys teaching, building relationships, preaching, and encouraging others in their walk with the Lord.
Tim Hall – Elder
Tim Hall was born and raised in Grand Junction, CO and because of his athletic ability he attended CSU on a basketball scholarship. He came to saving faith in Jesus Christ during his first quarter of college. He continued his basketball career after college with Athletes in Action, the athletic branch of CRU. After CRU he took his wife and two boys to Italy where they served as missionaries for 27 years using the medium of basketball to share his faith in Christ.
Tim and his wife, Janet, bring a wealth of experience and leadership to the First Baptist Church where they are engaging in the goals: “To grow a community Disciples who make Disciples.”
Garett Doyle – Elder
Garett Doyle grew up in northeast Ohio. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Denver area in order to attend Colorado Christian University where he earned a bachelors degree in Business. He met Suzie while attending FBC and they were later married at the church. After completing master’s degree in Telecommunications at the University of Colorado – Boulder, has worked for several different global telecom providers. Garett and Suzie live in Golden with their two high school age daughters Megan and Andrea. Over the years, he has served in the church in a variety of areas including music, teaching, facilities and leadership.
Terry & Trudy Thomson – International Ministries