Pastor - Drew Tarwater
Pastor Drew was called to First Baptist Church in January of 2016, after serving as Interim Pastor from August 2015 through December 2015.
Pastor Drew is grew up in central Missouri and graduated from University of Missouri in 2005 with a Degree in Finance and Banking. Drew moved to Kansas City for work and shortly thereafter met his wife, Courtney, while attending and serving at Antioch Bible Baptist Church in Gladstone, MO. Drew and Courtney were married in 2009 and have two young daughters, Emma who is five, and Hallie who is three. They are expecting their third daughter, Chloe Jayne, in June of 2017.
Drew felt the call to ministry from a young age, and began attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City several years after moving to Kansas City. He graduated from Midwestern Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in May of 2016.
Youth Leader - Jessica jones
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.
church administrator - Julie weaver
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.