Our Staff

Pastor Dave Tebbemkamp

Dave Tebbenkamp

Senior Pastor

David Tebbenkamp joined the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church in January of 2011. After serving sixteen years in youth ministry, David transitioned here, into the role of Senior Pastor. Pastor Dave graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Missions Evangelism. He holds two graduate degrees and completed his Master of Divinity degree in May of 1997. Dave’s passion is the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. With every sermon, his desire is to bring Scriptural truths into clear focus and show how those can be implemented into real life situations. Pastor Dave has completed seven courses of training in biblical counseling with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and is planning to complete his certification with NANC in 2013.

David and his wife, Laurie, have been married sixteen years. The Lord has blessed them with two children. Pastor Dave enjoys KU basketball, college football, NASCAR, mountain biking, fishing, wakeboarding, grilling & barbequing, and board games with the family.

Pastor Dave desires to assist the people of First Baptist Church in identifying themselves as an authentic New Testament, Disciple-making local church. He wants the church to be passionate about honoring and glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ, as they seek to carry out the Great Commission (making disciples- Matthew 28:19-20) and the Great Commandment (loving God and loving others – Matthew 22:34-40). dave_tebbenkamp@iowatelecom.net


Dan Fields

Youth Pastor

Dan was born and raised in the home of a pastor. As he grew up, it was his desire to be involved in law enforcement rather than follow the path of his father and two older brothers. Through the convicting power of the Spirit and the encouragement of godly examples, God led Dan into vocational ministry after earning a B.S. degree at Faith Baptist Bible College. In March of 2007, Dan joined the staff at FBC as youth pastor and currently provides leadership for the youth ministry and discipling ministries of the church. dan_fields@iowatelecom.net

Dan and his wife Rebecca have five children, Kelsey, Brianna, Ryan, Hudson and Bryce. Dan enjoys the outdoors and encouraging other men in their walk with Christ.


Deb Waddingham


In September of 2010, Deb Waddingham agreed to be interim secretary for the church. In January of 2011, Deb accepted the offer to join the staff as church secretary. Deb has an Associate of Specialized Business Degree in Business Administration, a diploma in Computer Operations, and Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications. Deb has over 17 years of experience in a variety of office settings. Deb is excited about what the Lord is accomplishing for His glory at First Baptist Church.

Her husband, Steve, and she love using their God given abilities and skills to serve Christ and others. They also enjoy traveling where God leads them and serving as volunteers with ABWE Missions, Baptist Church Planters, and Continental Baptist Missions. They are blessed with two sons and daughter-in-laws and one grandson. fbcsecretary@iowatelecom.net