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Staff, Officers & Teams

Staff of First Baptist Church of Waterloo

Rev. Jonathan Singer, Pastor

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Rev. Jon Singer

Susan Price, Office Manager 
Susan Price has been the Office Manager since 2010. She previously directed the children’s choir and was the Christian Education Director for 12 years. Prior to 2010, she was the Director of Music for 10 years at First Baptist. She is active in the community with the recent arrival of Chin and Karen refugees from Burma and traveled to Thailand and Malaysia to discover the journey the refugees have taken from their home country to our community. Susan and her husband have been members of FBC for over 30 years and are parents of two adult children and two grandchildren.


Rev. Carol Teare, Minister of Music

Carol Teare

Dr. Randall Harlow, Choir Accompanist/Organist

Dr. Melody Steed, Children’s Choir Director

Candace Newman, Children’s Ministries Director

Bishop Barnes, Custodian


2021-2022 Officers

Church Moderator
Dave Schlette

Finance Committee
Steve Harty, Gene Van Gorder

Church Clerk
Terri Anderson

Church Historian
Steve Harty

Ministry Teams

Diaconate Team

Chris Iehl, Chair – The Diaconate Team, made up of up to a dozen individuals, oversees all aspects of what happens in the sanctuary, from filling the pulpit and filling communion glasses to filling the services with worship leaders, greeters, ushers, and a variety of music designed to find a means of expression for each person. The team is also responsible for evangelical functions with membership and benevolent response to local emergencies. They are also involved in providing a variety of ways for people to find social connections, friends and a place to belong.

Trustees Team

Toby Teare, Chair – The Trustees take care of purchases and labor involving the maintenance, renovation, and repair of the church building. They also oversee the various community organizations who meet and rent space in our facility.

Christian Education Ministry Team

Lizzie Zondo & Sue Schlette, Co-Chairs – The Christian Education Team have oversight of the learning and transformational growth of our members and visitors from infancy to the golden years. Its reach includes Sunday morning classes and other opportunities during the week for youth, adult men and women, as well as other small groups, our summer Friends in Fun & Fellowship program and the resources in our library.

Missions Team

Marshall Walker, Chair – The Missions Team oversees our support of international missionaries assigned to us by the American Baptist International Ministries and the missionaries we support in the United States assigned by The American Baptist Churches USA and Mid-American Baptist Churches, which includes our regional area of Iowa and Minnesota. This team also oversees missions trips in which our members are involved and all local outreach events and activities that support our commitment to be a missional church inside and outside the walls of our church building, in our community and beyond.


Church Information & Hours

Phone: 319-234-1537
Office Hours: M-Th, 9am to 2pm

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First Baptist Church Events

Worship With Us in March!

Join us in-person or online for our weekly worship services. Go to YouTube channel FBC Waterloo Iowa or Facebook. We are also on Waterloo Mediacom Channel 17 or 79-4, Wed. @ 6PM and Thurs. @ 9AM.

Mission Sunday, March 5, 10:15 a.m. Message by Marcia Street with music by the adult Sanctuary Choir.

Communion Sunday, March 12, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer with music by the Celebration Children’s Choir.

Sunday, March 19, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer with music by the adult Sanctuary Choir.

Sunday, March 26, 10:15 a.m. Message by Rev. Jonathan Singer with music by the adult Sanctuary  Choir.

If you are a friend of FBC and would like to support our online worship services, please mail your donation to First Baptist Church, 434 Baltimore Street, Waterloo, IA 50701.

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