Pastor Spencer is passionate about the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ! In fact, you might say 1 Corinthians 2:2 is his life verse: “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.”
Before coming to serve at First Church on Easter 2013, Pastor Spencer served in a plethora of church ministries ranging from youth pastor to associate pastor to lead pastor (in Iowa, Colorado, and Minnesota). He holds a B. A. from North Central University in Minneapolis, and and a M. Div. at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul.
Pastor Spencer has been married to his wife, Lisa (the woman of his prayers and dreams), since July 14, 2001. They have 4 children: Chloe, Josiah, Layla and Liliana. The Keroffs homeschool their children, and strongly emphasize home discipleship in their marriage and ministry.
Pastor Roger has been attending First Church since 3rd grade and counts it a true blessing to have sat under so many great pastors. Pastor Roger and his wife Connie have 3 grown children and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Roger has served the church in many different leadership roles over the years and is now the one overseeing our Mission’s ministry for the church. Pastor Roger received his diploma in Bible and Theology studies from INSTE Bible College in 2013.
Pastor Roger has a passion for discipleship and missions, wanting to see believers continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus throughout their life. As the pastor of Missions the focus will be on local and global outreach.
Pastor Josh is the director of Harvest Bible Institute and Life Group Pastor at First Church of the Open Bible.
Josh has served as a lead pastor, student ministries pastor, and adjunct Bible professor. His most recent role was that of Academic Coordinator of Bible & Theology at Latin American Bible Institute and student ministries pastor at Fortress Church in San Antonio, TX. He has a M.A. in Theological Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Josh and his wife Zia have 3 kids, Ezra, Titus, and Jude.
Pastor Kelly is the Worship Pastor at First Church of The Open Bible. Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Kelly began singing to the Lord at a young age in a Spanish church, Iglesia de Dios “Bethel Church of God.” Kelly found her true love and passion for worship at Christ For The Nations Bible College.
Kelly has also led worship in San Antonio, TX and Phoenix, AZ and is happy that God has called her back in the Mid-West. Kelly’s heart’s desire is that all would worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, and encounter the presence of the Lord. Kelly and her husband, Jeremiah, are enjoying the adventures of being parents to their sons named, Andrew and James. Kelly enjoys chai lattes and traveling to visit her family in Michigan and in California.