Ministry Staff

Rev. Carl Olson

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Pastor Carl came to First Baptist in August of 2005.  His passion is helping people grow in their relationship with God and others in the Body of Christ.  He has over 25 years of ministry experience.  He has served as a minister of music, youth and as senior pastor.  He has two terrific sons: Richard, who is married to Anna and Jonathan, who is married to Jenny. He has one terrific grandson, Silas. He was married to Malinda in January 2017.

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Bergman

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Sarah joined the staff here in May of 2011.  She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and has taught at three different schools.  She worked as the Children's Ministry Director at a local Paola church for 8 years.  Sarah grew up in Paola.  She and her husband, Ron, have three children: Jennifer, who is married to Jonathan; Matthew, who is married to Whitney; and Marissa.  Sarah and Ron have one terrific grandson, Silas.

Worship Arts Coordinator

Jonny and Jenny Olson

Jonny and Jenny Olson have served as Worship and Arts Coordinators since July of 2015. They have one terrific son, Silas. Jonny and Jenny provide many original worship songs for our Worship Celebration.