Rev. Dr. Nathan Marsh : Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Nathan Marsh

Senior Pastor

Dr. Nathan Marsh accepted the call to be the Senior Pastor of First Baptist on March 18, 2018. He previously served as Associate Executive Minister of the ABC Central Region. Click here for his complete bio.

nate@firstbaptisttopeka.org

Rev. Janet Crowl : Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Rev. Janet Crowl

Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Janet will coordinate the Senior Adult Ministry with events and activities for those age 55 and older. Previously, she was a chaplain at Midland Hospice.

janet@firstbaptisttopeka.org

Pastor Melissa Murrell : Interim Director of Children & Youth Ministries

Pastor Melissa Murrell

Interim Director of Children & Youth Ministries

A native of Louisiana, Melissa Murrell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Education at Louisiana College and a Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University. She has worked with children and youth in a variety of settings including churches and public schools. Melissa has two children, Kaitlyn (nearly age 9) and Aedyn (age 7).

melissa@firstbaptisttopeka.org

Steve Martin : Building Superintendent

Steve Martin

Building Superintendent

Steve has been employed at FBC for more than 10 years as custodian and more recently was promoted to Building Superintendent. His hobbies include: teaching amateur boxing, professional boxing, and fishing. Steve and Misty have two children, Savannah and Steve Bailey III.

steve@firstbaptisttopeka.org

Kay Renyer : Director of Day Care

Kay Renyer

Director of Day Care

Kay began her employment in the infant room, and was later promoted to director. She has been employed for more than 29 years. She is married to Randy, and they have two daughters.

Verlee Sanneman : Office Manager

Verlee Sanneman

Office Manager

A native of rural Kansas, Verlee has been the administrative assistant since June of 2008, and was promoted to Office Manager in 2012. Her duties include: preparing the newsletter, bulletins, worship multimedia, updating the website, providing administrative duties for the pastoral staff, and bookkeeping duties. She loves cats, and has one indoor cat, Truman. Verlee is involved in the community by serving as a member of the Topeka Police Citizens Academy Ambassadors.

email@firstbaptisttopeka.org

Rick Kready : Director of Chancel Choir

Rick Kready

Director of Chancel Choir

John Deahl : Organist/Pianist

John Deahl

Organist/Pianist

John has a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s in organ performance and choral conducting from the University of Kansas. John works at Reuter Organ. He lives near Hoyt with his wife and three daughters.