Support Staff

Support Staff

Music Administrator

Jon Carpenter

Jon Carpenter joined our staff in July of 2024. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Piano Performance, earned in 2015. He then continued his education, earning his Master of Arts in Theology degree in 2017. Jon then spent four amazing years in India, where he immersed himself in teaching music, theology, and discipleship. In 2021, Jon returned to the United States, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a broadened worldview. Jon enjoys spending his free time…
Financial Administrator

Lauren Taylor

Lauren joined our staff in March 2022. Prior to working for Tucson Baptist, she spent 8 years working for the University of Arizona doing administrative and financial work. Lauren started attending Tucson Baptist in 2005 where she later met her husband Daniel, and they were married in November 2012. In addition to overseeing the church finances, Lauren is the Awana Club secretary, sings in our choir, works in our church nursery, and participates in many seasonal church events like VBS,…
Event Coordinator

Shelli Armstrong

Shelli came to Tucson with her husband, Pastor Brent Armstrong, in 2009. She has served Tucson Baptist Church in many capacities over the past 13 years. In her current position, she plans and coordinates events. She willingly serves in whatever capacity is needed. Shelli enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children and their spouses, and her eight grandchildren. She loves to travel and has a passion for missions.
Office Administrator

Bethany Siers

Bethany joined our staff in December 2019. She graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Elementary Education. Bethany and David were married in 2017 and have three children, Elizabeth, Boaz and Titus. Bethany is the Office Administrator at TBC and helps oversee the workflow of the secretaries, missions, and other various projects. Bethany serves alongside her husband, David, in student ministries at TBC and loves discipling the next generation of children and…
Pastor Armstrong’s Secretary

Erica Merriam

Erica joined our church staff in October 2021, providing administrative support to Pastor Armstrong and contributing to the church’s mission and growth. In the church office, her energetic spirit and ever-present smile create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere. She has a deep passion for growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and is currently enrolled in the Tucson Baptist Bible Institute. Throughout her life, Erica has overcome various obstacles, further fortifying her determination and resolve. She finds fulfillment…
Spanish Secretary

Brianna Martinez

In February 2021, Brianna became an integral part of our team, taking on the role of Spanish Ministry Secretary. In her dedicated position, she not only assists Pastor Abel with day-to-day and weekly responsibilities but also extends her support to the members of the Spanish Ministry, attending to their individual needs. Brianna assumes the crucial role of project manager for all events hosted by the Spanish Church, showcasing her decorative and organizational skills. Her personal life is intertwined with the…
Church Secretary

Andrea Kerch

Andrea became an invaluable member of our team in June 2022 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Elementary Education from West Coast Baptist College in 2021. Her journey with us began soon after her marriage to Noah Kerch in July 2021. In her role as Church Secretary, Andrea seamlessly collaborates with the pastoral staff to bring to life the vision of Tucson Baptist Church. Her responsibilities range from meticulously crafting outlines to warmly welcoming callers. Andrea enthusiastically embraces…