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Pastor Tim Knaus

Tim Knaus

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim Knaus joined the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church in February of 1990 as an associate pastor. In October of 1993 he became the senior pastor and is still serving in that position. Pastor Tim and his wife Lori have four children and six grandchildren.

989.224.3110

timknaus@stjohnsfbc.com




Pastor Ron Sischo

Ron Sischo

Pastor of Small Groups and Discipleship

Pastor Ron Sischo began serving the Lord in 1990. Prior to being called by God to First Baptist Church in December of 2001, he had the privilege of shepherding at three other Baptist churches. Pastor Ron holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies and a M.A. in Nouthetic Counseling and is retired from the U.S. Navy after 27 years of service. Pastor Ron and his wife Pam have five children and eight fabulous grandchildren.

989.224.3110

rsischo@stjohnsfbc.com




Pastor Chad Konieczny

Chad Konieczny

Pastor of Youth and Outreach

Pastor Chad Konieczny began serving the Lord at First Baptist Church in March of 2002. Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Chad worked as a juvenile probation officer and has a passion for working with young people. He has a B.S. in Social Science from Michigan State Universtiy and a M.Min. from Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA). He and his wife Julie have four children, Nathanael, Bethany, Leah and Titus.

989.224.3110

chadk9@stjohnsfbc.com



Pastor Mike Briggs

Mike Briggs

Pastor of Music and Technology

Pastor Mike has been a Music Pastor full time since 1994 with churches in New York and Michigan before he joined the staff at First Baptist in 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music from Clarks Summit University. He and his wife Amy have four daughters, Melanie, Marissa, Amanda, and McKenna. They are also very proud of their first grandchild Bailey.

Below is a sampling of music which inspires my worship.

989.224.3110

mikebriggs@stjohnsfbc.com



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Ron Keilen

Ron Keilen

John Kresge

John Kresge

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

John Leif

John Leif

Darrell Painter

Darrell Painter



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Dave Carpenter

Dave Carpenter

Doug Merignac

Doug Merignac

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas



Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Lynn Dutcher

Lynn Dutcher

Davey Fore

Davey Fore



Mike Knaus

Mike Knaus

Mark Lutz

Mark Lutz

Heath Miller

Heath Miller