Pastor of Youth and Families,

Chris Petersen

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 Nora. Pastor Chris has a B.A. 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. 

Pastor of Evangelism, Ricky Pickering

He's married to Sharlee and they have four children. Ricky loves the Lord and is zealous to share the gospel. If you want to be encouraged in Christ, be sure to visit with him on Sunday mornings. You can also reach out to him through email here: