Staff

Staff

Pastor

Tim Pyne

Hi, my name is Tim Pyne and it has been my privilege to be one of the pastors at First Baptist Church since 2011. I am blessed to be married to a beautiful woman named Bekah, and we have an energetic and handsome son named Deandre.  I am passionate about the gospel, foster care, and Chicago sports teams. I am a sinner that has been saved by grace through faith in the work of Jesus. I believe that living for…
Associate Pastor

Jon Heisterkamp

Hi, my name is Jon Heisterkamp and I have been serving as a pastor at First Baptist Church since January of 2018.  In my capacity as associate pastor I lead the youth ministry, communications, and assimilation.  Although I’m an Iowa native, I spent several years in this area of New Jersey during my college years and my wife Anna is from Phillipsburg.  We have a beautiful daughter, Etta, and I have loved the journey of learning what it means to…
Administrative Pastor

Doug Mace

Hello, my name is Doug Mace and I am one of the older guys at First Baptist.  My wife and I have been here since August of 1971.  Interestingly, even though the pastor at that time was on a 4 week vacation, the people were so warm and friendly that we never went anywhere else. When we welcome new members I find that is still one of the main reasons people stay. We have had the opportunity to serve in…
Elder

Bill Paese

Hello, my name is Bill Paese and I’ve been attending First Baptist Church with my wife Ruth since 2004. We are blessed in having a daughter and son, their spouses, and four grandchildren. In 2007 Ruth and I were called to serve in our deacon ministry and in 2010 I was privileged to be asked to be a member of our elder board. We remain active in both ministries striving to use God’s gifts of service, mercy, and hospitality in…
Elder

Jim Ferguson

I am Jim Ferguson and an elder of First Baptist Church. My wife Terry and I have been attending FBC since 2002.  We have three married daughters and 10 grandchildren. I have worked for the MTA Bridges and Tunnels in NYC for 25 years, and look forward to possibly retiring in the near future. I enjoy carpentry and love building projects, I am an avid NY Mets and NY Giants fan, and I also enjoy fishing. I have served on…