Our Staff



The pastoral staff of Bakersfield First Church consists of a dedicated group of pastors who love to serve BFC's vibrant, growing congregation.

Co-Lead Pastors
      Tara Smith and Brett Smith

Youth Pastor
     Interim: Donabel Martin

Children's Pastors
     Preston and Michelle Benson

Pastor to Senior Adults
Richard Wieneke

Outreach Pastor

     Donabel Martin

Music Director
     Jim Young

School Director
     Sarah Covey

Office Manager
     Leslie Holland