Darrel Wieberdink Lay Elder (Chairman)
Darrel grew up in a small town in eastern Wisconsin and was privileged to have been raised in a Christian home by godly parents. By God’s grace he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior somewhere around 1977. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jan for 35 years. They have lived in Columbus with their family since September of 1997. Darrel serves as a Senior Systems Analyst at Nebraska Public Power District and Jan teaches K and 1st grade at Columbus Christian School. They have 3 adult children. Danielle, is married to Jacob VanDerLinden. They have 2 children, Gordon and Henry. They live in Yankton, SD. Adam is married to Charity and live in Lincoln, NE. Nicole also lives and works in Lincoln, NE.
Nathan Joslin Lay Elder
Nathan grew up mostly in the greater Seattle area and came to Nebraska by way of Colorado in 2014. By the abundant mercy and amazing grace of God Nathan in his early twenties submitted his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and received Him as Savior. His father Larry has been in rescue mission ministry for most of his life and Nathan has followed in his footsteps currently serving as the Director of Ministries for the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission in Columbus and York, Nebraska. At the mission among other duties he oversees discipleship in their men and women’s discipleship programs. Nathan and his beautiful wife Tristan currently have five young children Sophie, Silas, Ezra, Eloise and Hudson. He currently leads our youth Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible study. In his free time you will find Nathan spending time with his family, talking theology with friends or with his nose in a good book, he especially likes Banner of Truth’s Puritan Paperbacks and Christian biographies.
Adam Schaer Lay Elder
Todd Thrower Lay Elder
Todd’s family was very faithful in attending and serving in the local church in Shreveport, LA. After doubting his conversion at an early age he finally confirmed his salvation at the age of 17. He met his dream girl in college at Ouachita Baptist University and was able to convince her to marry him. That was in December 1985, and they have spent most of that time in the mid-west. They have one son, Tymon, who was married in November 2019. They don’t have any grandchildren yet, but Robin is ready for them when they come.
Todd has served in churches in many various roles as a servant leader while Robin has served in Children’s Ministries. His spiritual gifts are encouragement and service (1st Cor 12). He enjoys serving God’s people, encouraging them to keep the faith and to continue to grow. Todd is a private pilot and loves to fly to area towns for a little adventure and a bite to eat.
Jairo Garcia Lay Elder
Jairo Garcia grew up in Guatemala, Central America. At the age of 14, he was brought to Los Angeles, California, and two years later he moved to Grand Island, Nebraska. There he was introduced to a Pentecostal church where his father attended. He began to serve as a musician in said church, although his need for a redeeming Savior was not met. After about a year, Jairo moved to the small town of Schuyler, NE with an uncle who was serving as an associate pastor for a Pentecostal church. In this church, Jairo also served as a musician and by the grace of God, was saved. And so our Heavenly Father began His redeeming work in Jairo. Three years later he married his wife Julia, with whom he has three children: Benjamin, Jonathan and Amy.
It wasn't until he was married that he began to read and study the Bible faithfully and the Lord confronted through scripture many of the doctrines that were wrongfully taught to him. During the next seven years of studying God’s word, Jairo also began to feel the burden to share and teach faithfully the Word of God. It was in 2016 that Jairo and his family began to attend Columbus First Baptist and later became members of the church. There Jairo continues to grow in the Word of God, he attends CBL (Latin American Baptist college) in Norfolk, NE. He lovingly serves the church teaching the Spanish Sunday school and leading a Spanish Bible Study.
He likes to spend time with his family and likes theology and church history books. He also enjoys playing the piano.
Feel free to contact any of us by contacting the church office at 402-564-4279.