People

Derek Wilcox

Pastor Derek oversees the Children’s and Family ministries at First Baptist Church of Elyria. He joined the staff at First Baptist in July of 2021 and is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University (2016) with a degree in youth ministry. Pastor Derek is passionate about investing into the lives of children and families and seeing…

Pastor Dave

Pastor David Burman, Jr., is our lead pastor as of Sunday, February 14, 2021. Pastor Burman 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…

Lawrence Nagengast

“I love working with young people and having a chance to touch eternity every day. There is no greater investment.” Mr. Nagengast began working at FBCS in 2022. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. He earned his MA in Teacher and Learning from Maranatha Baptist University. Previously, Lawrence…

Bethany Wilcox

“I am excited to be serving at FBCS so I can help disciple children to be godly leaders.”  Bethany began working at FBCS in 2022. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Before coming to FBCS, Bethany previously taught at Emmanuel Christian School in Toledo.  Bethany attend First Baptist…

Jen Burman

“I love serving at FBCS because of the students and the staff.  It is wonderful to be a part of a team, and to be in an environment where everyone is doing their responsibilities for the Lord.”  Jen has been around FBCS for many years and served in many different capacities. She most recently came…

Mikayla Lawson

“I enjoy the environment of FBCS. It is refreshing to be surrounded by believers and in an encouraging and uplifting environment every day. Bible class is exciting to teach and allows for my own personal growth, as well as the ability to pour into the students and their walks with the Lord. The students are…

Lindsay Nagengast

“I am excited to be at FBCS and enjoy working alongside the families and students here as we strive to bring glory to God!” Lindsay graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business. She previously worked at Harvest Christian Academy in Guam also as an administrative assistant. Lindsay and…

Paul Fulks

“I am eager to have the students learn how Jesus affects all areas of their lives!” Paul is an alumnus of FBCS (Class of 2005). He began teaching at FBCS in 2021, after spending many years church planting in Utah. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Northland International University. Paul’s wife,…