Pastor Larry grew up in the Southern California city of Norwalk. He graduated from Biola College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Theology. He met his wife of 45 years, Mary Jean, while they were attending Biola College. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Larry has pastored five churches and has been the interim pastor of four other churches. He has also served as the business manager of Calvary Bible College and later as registrar. His passion is expository preaching and helping people follow the precepts of the Word of God.
Larry and Mary Jean love to camp, trout fish, and travel to historic sites and national parks. Along with his hobby of fly fishing, Larry enjoys fly tying, rod building, and sports like golf and tennis. Mary Jean enjoys photography and making photo books of family events.
My name is Jessica Jones and I have been attending First Baptist Church since 2005. I became the Youth Leader in 2012 and have enjoyed every minute of it. Things I enjoy doing are reading, fishing, and participating in sports. I teach at the Osawatomie Middle School as an 8th Grade Math Teacher. I am also the Osawatomie High School head softball coach. Our youth participate in community outreach activities and hope to see you come and join us and see what all there is to offer.
Julie Weaver has been serving as the Church Administrator since 2015. She has a passion for music, and has served as the Organist for FBCOZ since 1993. Julie works with FBCOZ's partnership as a Drop-Off Location for Operation Christmas Child's shoebox collection.