Ron Allen

Before coming to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Ron had served as a Pastor in Southern Oregon for the last 7 years.  Ron still serves as the Church Planting Catalyst for Oregon with the Northwest Baptist Convention, responsible for training and coaching Churches and Pastors how to start new churches and ministries in the Northwest.  Ron began his ministry planting churches in Campeche, Mexico in 1996 and has helped start churches in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, New York, Canada, Texas and Oregon.  Ron and his wife Jeanette are originally from Houston and grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast.  They have 8 children and 1 granddaughter, with 5 of their kids still living at home.  As a family they love fishing, boating, and exploring the beaches of the Oregon Coast.  Their mission in life is to bring hope and belonging thru the love of Jesus as they serve in their community. 

Associate Pastor

Danny Rippee

After accepting the Lord at the age of 14, he ran from Him for many years. Finally after serving as Deacon, Teacher, and Treasurer he accepted the call to ministry. Served 15 1/2 years as an associate Pastor within two churches. Moved from Virginia to Oregon in 2015. Danny was ordained here at First Baptist in September 2019 as the associate Pastor. Married to his wife, Christine, for 43 years. He is the father of two sons and has two beautiful granddaughters. 

Deacon Chairman

Maynard Luurs

Children's Ministry Leader

Tawnya Peerson

Born and raised in Florence Oregon and a Teacher of our Children at First B for over 25 years, Tawnya has not only the experience in working with Children of all ages, but the insight into children and a friendship with many of the parents.  Her history in this area gives her an understanding and compassion for the community.  

Worship Pastor

Ken Packard

Ken has been involved in music ministry since he was in elementary school. He surrendered to music in 1987. Ken has led worship in San Antonio Texas , Mountain Home and various other locations, He and his wife Thana moved to Florence in 2018, where Ken was called as Worship Leader and later ordained as Worship Pastor in 2019. Ken believes the worship is not just a musical experience once a week on Sunday mornings, but that worship is a renewing of the Love of Christ on a daliy basis, through prayer and Bible study as well as music. Music is just a way of expressing that Love, whether by singing, playing an instrument, or just meditating to worship music.

Administrative Pastor

Jerry Horne

Jerry grew up in a small town in Iowa. Moved to California after graduating from college where he ultimately came to know the Lord as his Savior. Moving to Eugene Oregon after retirement, the Lord opened the door  for him to serve alongside the Pastor and as an Usher. With a heart for the community, Jerry was a volunteer at the Mission in Eugene, driving the Friends of Florence Van, and was a driver for the DAV Van taking Veterans to Portland medical facilities. Moving to Westlake with his Bride in 2016, Jerry and Ramona joined First Baptist Church of Florence. Jerry answered the call to become an Administrative Pastor in 2019 and was ordained in September that year and is currently the Administrative Pastor at FBC.


Jim Willingham

Church Clerk & Secretary

Ramona Horne

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Ramona has been in office management for over 30 years and recently felt inspired by the Lord to use her gift at First Baptist Church. Ramona has been in Children's Ministries for many years where she is currently teaching 1st-3rd grade children. With a passion for seniors, she also has a ministry with elderly women and shut-ins.

Online Administrator

Ginger Pelayo


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Church Hostess

Ida Marcumm

Toledo Mission Pastor

Scott Stewart

Scott is the re-planter for First Baptist Church of Toledo. He was raised outside Portland and came to know Christ during his junior year of high school. He is married to his wife (Rachel) and has three awesome kids (Abby, Sam, and Si). He graduated in 2017 from Moody Bible Institute (B.A) in Chicago, IL and was called back to Oregon for ministry. 

  January 2022  
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