Co-Pastor – Les Clarke
Les comes to First Baptist after pastoring at Kaleden Community Church for the past 25 years. Calling New Brunswick home, Les and his wife Kathy have lived in the West for the past 37 years (Saskatchewan and British Columbia). They have three adult children.
An avid sports participant through the years, Les now finds himself ‘retired’ from active participation but very much a passionate fan. Les also enjoys the “out-of-doors” – walking, hiking, canoeing, snow shoeing and always has his ever-present camera at its ready.
Co-Pastor – Clark Taylor
Clark was born and raised just South of Twin Falls, Idaho. His family owns a farm raising many different crops as well as a restaurant for a time. Clark came to know Jesus at Cathedral Pines Camp near Ketchum, Idaho at the age of 12. He grew up attending Twin Falls First Baptist Church with his family and volunteered as the youth director for a few years as a young adult. Through this experience Clark wanted to pursue a degree in Youth Ministry. Clark attended Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, SK. He graduated with a BA in Youth Ministry in 2003, a Masters degree in New Testament Theology in 2006 and a Master of Divinity degree in 2017 from Carey Theological College. Clark came to Penticton in 2005 after accepting the Youth Pastor position at First Baptist, he had transitioned into the Associate Pastor role and enjoys being involved in children’s, youth and adult ministries.
Clark is married to Correna; they have three children. Clark is passionate about gardening, running, and spending time with his kids.
Administrative Receptionist – Soula Kirk
My name is Chrisoula Kirk. Originally from Alberta, I made the move to the sunny Okanagan in 2005. I have enjoyed living and working in beautiful Penticton ever since. I have three fabulous children, Johnathan, Emma and Madeline. We are a fun loving silly bunch. Our days are always full of fun and love for Jesus. In 2016 I received an answer to all my prayers, I was given the opportunity to serve our Lord and our FBC family more deeply. I enjoy coming to work every day, my children and I have been truly blessed for the opportunity to be a part of the FBC family.