Our Pastor

Pastor John Vessell, Teresa, Morgan (Thom and John), Rachel and Phoebe

Pastor John Vessell has been the pastor of First Baptist Church since 2003. God has used him to do a great work here in Yuba City. He has a lovely family with his wife, Teresa. They have three children - Morgan, Rachel, and Phoebe.

Pastor Vessell holds two degrees: a Business Degree from Liberty University and a M.A. Degree in Church Ministry from Crown College. He served on staff at First Baptist Church in Long Beach before becoming a Pastor at First Baptist Church of Searles Valley in Trona, California.

In 2003, Pastor Vessell became the pastor here at First Baptist Church of Yuba City. God has used him to help grow the ministry, to support more missionaries, and to help reach the communities of Yuba City, Marysville, Plumas Lake, and other cities in the Yuba Sutter Area.

Our Staff

Eligio Thomas

Bro. Thomas is our Spanish Pastor for the Spanish department of FBC. Through his work and dedication, the Spanish ministry has been growing every year. He is originally from Panama before moving to the United States and joining the military. Eligio and his wife, Joyce, have been great additions to our church.

Stephen Baumgartner

Stephen Baumgartner, along with his wife, Abigail, serve with our teenagers, as well as taking care of much of the maintenance of our building and grounds.