Our Church Staff

Dave Burman – Lead Pastor

Pastor Dave  is the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church as of Sunday, February 14, 2021. Pastor Dave is not unknown to us, as he served as our youth pastor from 1999 to 2011. From 2011 to 2020, he served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Niles, Ohio. Pastor Burman is passionate about reaching the lost in the community and is a strong proponent of discipling members of the church and training leadership for ministry within the church.

You can send Pastor Dave an e-mail at dburmanjr@firstbaptistelyria.org.

Dan Parker – Worship & Music

Pastor Parker coordinates the ministries of Worship and Music at First Baptist Church. He began on staff in July of 2002 after serving over 19 years as a music pastor in Michigan. Previous to that ministry he served at two churches in Indiana in the same capacity. He graduated from Baptist Bible College of Clarks Summit, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music. Pastor Parker and his wife Bonnie have seven children.

You can send Pastor Parker an e-mail at dparker@firstbaptistelyria.org.

Jon Casbohm – Youth & Outreach

Pastor Jon is the Pastor of Youth and Outreach. Jon has a passion for reaching the lost and a heart for helping people. Jon desires to serve the church and reach our community. He and his wife Amber have five children.

You can send Pastor Jon an e-mail at jcasbohm@firstbaptistelyria.org.