Rev. Dr. Kent hinkel

Senior pastor

Have you discovered life’s greatest mission? It’s found in living your life for the One who loves you most and has pledged to you His eternal kingdom.  Jesus reminds us: “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well…your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” We are a family of faith committed to seeking Christ and His kingdom, making disciples, living a vibrant faith and seeing our lives transformed into the very character of Christ (Matthew 29:18-20; Luke 12:31-32; Colossians 1:27; Galatians 4:19; Hebrews 12:2). Join us on this exciting journey! – Pastor Kent and Trish

Brandon Smith

associate executive pastor

Coming Soon!

Chris & Jess Eaton

Youth Pastor

Chris is our Associate Pastor of Student Ministries & his wife Jess is our Assistant Youth Director

Though Chris & Jess are both originally from Southern California, they have enjoyed calling Minot home since 2015 and became heavily involved with youth ministry in 2011. They praise God for the way He led them to this position in Student Ministries at FBC and are excited to partner with parents in meeting the needs of their students. Chris and Jess’ desire is for every student to know their identity in Christ and to equip them with the practical tools to live out their faith.

Elaine Carlson

Children's Ministry Director

Elaine Carlson, our Children’s Ministry Director, is a tried and true North Dakota girl.  Growing up in a large family of 8, Elaine and her husband Ray have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.  She graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  She embraces the belief that we are all family and loves the children she ministers to and her church family here at First Baptist.  Passionate about sharing the gospel with children, her desire is to teach children that God’s Word is true and when faithfully read and applied, it will give them direction and power to live a life fully engaged by their faith in Jesus.