• Pastor


    Karl is the new Pastor at First Baptist Church as of February 2019. He was born and raised in Laramie, WY and has always considered the West and Wyoming his home. Karl was convicted of his sin before God in 97’ while serving as an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Armies 2nd Ranger Battalion. He accepted Christ as his propitiation in 98’ and began to follow Him in obedience. After 15 years in the electrical field and 13 years of serving in lay ministry, Karl enrolled at Shepherds Theological Seminary (STS) and earned a Master of Arts in Church Ministry through The West Institute. He is one class away from completing his Master of Divinity through STS and hopes to graduate in the Spring of 2019. Karl was married on March 22, 1998 to his wife Valerie and they have two sons, Triston 18’ and Matthew 16’.

  • Youth Leader and Awana Leader

    Rocky Bolin

    Hometown:  Cheyenne, WY

    On Staff Since: March 26, 2018

    Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 41:10  "So do not fear, for I am with you;    do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

    Family:  Katie (daughter)

    Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Games, and Camping

  • Children's Director

    Dawn Kelley

    Hometown: Cheyenne, WY

    On Staff Since: July 1, 2018

    Family: Aaron, Husband; Xavier, Son; and Zoey, Daughter.

    Favorite Scripture: .Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast."
    Hobbies: Gaming, event planning, and spending time with my family and friends.

  • Financial Secretary

    Lacy Havel

    Hometown:  Cheyenne, WY

    On Staff Since:  April, 2018

    Family:  Jeremy (husband) and daughters Taylor and Eliza; and grandbaby Peytyn Saphera.

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    Hobbies: Family activities, school program, music, and gymnastics.

  • Church Administrative Assistant/Secretary

    Deb Phillips

    Hometown:  Denver, Colorado

    On Staff Since: November, 2017

    Family: Galen (husband) and April, Jennifer, and Jon (grown children) and four grandchildren, and one dog, Mac.

    Favorite Scripture:  Psalm 121:1-2  " I lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth."

    Hobbies:  Spending time with family, crafting (paper, decoupage, sewing, and baking).

  • Church Custodian

    Ken Johnson

    Hometown:  Cheyenne, Wyoming

    On Staff Since:  1992

    Family:  Wife, 2 grown daughters, 4 grandchildren

    Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

    Hobbies:  Going to auctions and restoring old items

  • Custodial Assistant

    Scott Norris

    Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming

    On Staff Since: February 2013

    Family: Mom, a sister and a brother

    Hobbies: Playing on his computer, bowling

  • Backup Speaker

    Paul Grantz

    Hometown:  Hamilton, OH

    On Staff Since: December 2017

    Family:  Karen (wife); Logan, Austin, Emily, Andrew, Quinton, Lindsey and Jill

    Favorite Scripture:  Philippians 1:20-21  "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, and that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always,  so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For me to live is Christ, to die is gain."

    Hobbies:  Baseball, Saltwater Fish, and bonsai trees

First Baptist Church

 1800 E. Pershing Blvd,

Cheyenne WY 82001


Office Hours: T-F 9-Noon