First Baptist Church of Osawatomie
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Copy of Our Team

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Pastor - Drew Tarwater

Pastor Drew grew up in Columbia Missouri and graduated from University of Missouri in 2005. After moving to Kansas City, Drew met his wife, Courtney, and the couple was married in 2009.  Drew and Courtney have three young daughters, Emma who is five, and Hallie who is four, and Chloe Jayne, who was born in June of 2017.

Drew has been serving as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church since January of 2016. He is also a graduate of Midwestern Seminary, holding a Masters of Divinity degree. 

Drew is a big time sports fan, rooting for his Missouri Tigers, Kansas Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. 


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. 

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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.