• 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’.

  • Financial Secretary

    Lacy Havel

    Hometown:  Cheyenne, WY

    On Staff Since:  April, 2018

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

    Favorite Scripture:  

    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

First Baptist Church

 1800 E. Pershing Blvd,

Cheyenne WY 82001


Office Hours: T-F 9-Noon