Jake has served as the Lead Pastor since April 2018. He is married to Hannah and they have one daughter, Lucy. He is a graduate of Wichita State University and earned a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at FBC Carthage, Jake worked with churches and learned from experienced pastors in Missouri and Texas.
Skyler and his wife Megan have been members of FBC Carthage since 2021 and he has served as an elder since 2022. Skyler completed his collegiate studies at Southwest Baptist University, graduating with a major in communications and a minor in Biblical studies. He and Megan have been married since 2009 and have 8 kids--Kyria, Brielle, Zoe, Jocelyn, Zion, Kohen, Boaz, and Evangeline. Skyler strives to live his life "All For God."
Kids Ministry Director/ Admin Assistant
The ministry of FBC Carthage is led by a team of elders and assisted by deacons, but the members of FBC are the ones doing the work of ministry to those around them in their daily lives. The church staff helps support and enable this work and the church’s day-to-day ministry in various ways.
Jake has served as the Lead Pastor since April 2018. He is married to Hannah and they have three children: Lucy, Boston, and Lincoln. He is a graduate of Wichita State University and earned a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently working towards a Doctor of Ministry degree. Jake loves preaching the Bible, kayaking, fishing in farm ponds, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.
Mark has been an elder since 2019, and he and his wife Karel have been members of FBC Carthage since 2007. They have three grown children. Mark worked in telecommunications for 33 years before retiring in 2017. He now works part-time for the Carthage Parks and Recreation Department. He loves shepherding the congregation of FBC, a God-loving people of all ages.
What We Believe
We help people follow Jesus by emphasizing our Four Main Pillars.
We believe the Bible should be taught in its original context, conveying the original meaning the author intended, with the main point of the sermon being the main point of the text. We usually teach through books of the Bible in their entirety verse by verse.
We believe it is the duty of every Christian to disciple other believers. This means to invest in others through mentoring and training so that they can in turn mentor and train someone else in how to live for Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible gives us the information we need to share the good news about Jesus Christ with others. While there are a variety of ways to present the gospel, we believe an emphasis on God’s holiness, man’s sinfulness, Christ’s sinless life and death on the cross as our substitute, his bodily resurrection from the dead, and the necessary response of repentance and faith are essential.
Meaningful Church Membership
We believe that whenever someone trusts in Christ for salvation, they should be baptized into a local church and added to church membership. This comes with obligations and responsibilities as a family member with new brothers and sisters. We encourage one another, teach one another, love one another, and hold each other accountable.
Click here to view our statement of faith, the Baptist Faith & Message, 2000
THE FOUR PILLARS
Explanation from Lead Pastor Jake Wright