First Baptist Church Leadership
First Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Michael R. Gordon
Meet Pastor Michael R. Gordon
Under the able ministry of Pastor Gordon, First Baptist Church of Hartford has been uniquely blessed by having a number of former members enter various areas of the Christian ministry. Pastor Gordon is a 1971 graduate of Maranatha Baptist University of Watertown, Wisconsin. He accepted the call to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church of Hartford in May of 1974. Pastor Gordon and his wife, Carole, served faithfully together at FBC for 42 years until the Lord suddenly took Carole home in October of 2016. In May of 2018, his alma mater conferred upon him a honorary Doctorate of Divinity.
Pastor Nick Lowman
Meet Pastor Nick Lowman
Pastor Nick grew up in Michigan, where he has developed a love for outdoor sports. He earned a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Pastoral Studies at Maranatha Baptist University. Pastor Nick has served in various roles in ministry before the Lord called him to serve at First Baptist Church.
While attending college Pastor Nick met his wife, Nicole, who grew up in central Ohio. She earned a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) at University. Nicole has served in various roles within the youth and children's ministries in church.
Pastor Nick's earnest desire is to love and exalt Jesus Christ, and to by Christ's grace fulfill 1 Timothy 4:12