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 sons: Richard, who is married to Anna and Jonathan, who is married to Jenny. He has one grandson, Silas. He was married to Malinda in January 2017.

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Bergman

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Sarah joined our staff in May of 2011.  Sarah grew up in Paola. She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas.  She previously worked as the Children's Ministry Director at a local Paola church for 8 years.  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 grandson, Silas.

Worship Arts Coordinator

Jonny and Jenny Olson

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