Jason Johnston (Senior Pastor)

Pastor Jason is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church. His greatest passion is the practical application of God's Word to everyday life. Jason and his wife Ashley have four boys named Zeke, Enoch, Ezra, and Elisha. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Pensacola Christian College and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Pastor Jason and his family would love to meet you. Please visit us for worship this Sunday morning or send him an email at pastor@vernalfbc.org.

Chris Petersen

(Pastor of Youth and Families)

Pastor Chris is the Pastor of Youth and Families at First Baptist Church of Vernal. He and his wife Mattee have four children: Easton, Nathan, Josiah, and Norah. Pastor Chris is nearing the completion of his Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies with emphasis in Biblical Studies at  Grand Canyon University. His goal is not only to minister to our youth, but to help parents with children of all ages disciple their children. If you're a parent, make it a point to meet Pastor Chris this Sunday at worship. 

Mandy Gardenheir
(Ministry Assistant)

Mandy has been the ministry assistant at First Baptist Church since 2011. She was born and raised in Vernal, UT and has attended FBC since she was little. She loves to serve the Lord at the church and working with the people of FBC. She enjoys spending time with her husband and homeschooling her two boys.