Our Pastor & Family

Pastor Mark and Jo Howdeshell

 Pastor Mark has served at First Baptist since August 12th, 2007.  He was ordained and served as the Youth Pastor at University Baptist Church (Fairbanks) in 2001.  Pastor Mark served at UBC until he resigned to deploy with the United States Army in November of 2004.  Jo is the church pianist.


Pastor Mark retired from the United States Army in August of 2006 after serving for over 21 years and now works for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as the Maintenance Support Supervisor.  Mark and his wife, Jo, are very active in the community and can often be found on the volleyball court or at a UAF volleyball match.  


Their son, Ryan, graduated from Daniel Webster College as an Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineer in 2017.  He is now a Systems Engineer with Raytheon based out of Massachusetts.  Their daughter, Torie, graduated from Western New England University with degree in Neuroscience in 2017.  She's currently the Assistant volleyball coach and Game Management/Operations Coordinator for Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. 


Come get to know the Howdeshells. 

Worship Team

Paul and Angie Rogers

Such a blessing for FBC as they truly set the tone for our Sunday morning worship.