Pastor Ben Baker, Senior Pastor
Pastor Ben Baker accepted the call of God to serve as the Pastor at First Baptist of Newark Valley in October 2015. He is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, received his B.R.E. from Davis College, and his Master in Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary. He and his wife Natalie were married in 2013 and welcomed their daughter Tessa in July 2018.
Pastor Ben grew up attending First Baptist of Newark Valley. He has served in church leadership as a Deacon, Youth Director, Part-Time Assistant Pastor, Associate Pastor, and now serves as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Ben has a passion for seeing people of all ages growing in their relationship with Christ. He believes that someone who claims to be a Christian will evidence a growth in their love for God and their love for other people. His personal goals are to study the Word of God, to do it, and then to teach it to others (Ezra 7:10).
Pastor Richard Lloyd, Pastor for Seniors
Pastor Lloyd is a graduate of Practical Bible Training School (1969,now Davis College), Calvary Bible College (1971), and Calvary Graduate School (1973, now Calvary University) in Kansas City, Missouri. Pastor Lloyd was a faculty member and Administrator at Practical Bible Training School, Johnson City, NY for 9 years. He pastored in the State of Maine and Brooktondale Baptist Church, in NY. He and his wife, Liz have two adult children and two grandsons.
Pastor Lloyd brings many years of ministry experience and a genuine love for people and ministry to FBNV. His ministry will be specifically targeted to our senior population but is a constant encouragement to all our congregation.