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Lead Pastor – Clark Taylor

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 Lead Pastor in December 2022. 

Clark is married to Correna; they have three children. Clark is passionate about caring for people and helping in the community along with watching his kids play sports and dance. 

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Administrative & outreach coordinator – loni ford

Loni grew up in Prince George BC and came to know the Lord at an early age whilst attended College Heights Baptist Church. This would be her home church for the entirety of her youth, and where she was baptized when she was 13. After high school Loni attended Peace River Bible Institute (PRBI) where she met her husband, David. They would spend the early years of their marriage moving between the Kootenays and the Okanagan, which has now been home for the past 14 years. Together they parent two amazing kids who are constantly on the go.

Tuesday to Thursday from 9-2 you can find Loni in the church office answering phone calls and emails. She is always up for visitors and making connections with church family and visitors. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for events, please reach out to her as she is passionate about seeing the church and community thrive and flourish.

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Care Ministry Coordinator – Bill Rooke

Bill has joined our staff team at the begining of Novermber. Bill will be focused on connecting with new people in the church, working with our Men’s Ministry and visititation. 

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Maple Spring Bible Camp Partnership

Over the years we have enjoyed a close frienship with staff at MSBC, this fall and winter they have agreed to help run our youth group on Friday nights. We are excited to see where this will lead for our youth and MSBC.