Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Lead Pastor

Pastor Armstrong

Pastor Brent Armstrong was born and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. His parents owned and operated a bar where he learned to walk. His parents ultimately got saved as a result of someone knocking on their home door. Eventually, they shut the bar down and surrendered their lives to Christ. Brent went to Bob Jones University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He worked in the business world until 1999 where He felt the Lord leading him into…
Executive Pastor

Jonathan Armstrong

Jonathan joined our staff in December 2015. He graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2016 with his Bachelors in Bible and Church Ministries. After graduation, he and his wife, Jenessa, were married in June 2016. Jonathan and his wife lead the Crazy Love growth group on Sundays and he oversees all day-to-day campus operations, campus technology, growth groups and assists Pastor Armstrong with various projects. Jonathan loves to run and cycle. He also is a huge fan of Clemson…
Spanish Pastor

Abel Ramírez

Abel joined the staff of Tucson Baptist Church in 2018. He graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2016. After college, he and his wife Dani served on staff at a church in California for two years. They have been a wonderful addition to the staff of our church. They bring life, energy, and vision to our growing Spanish Ministry! Both Abel and Danie grew up in Puerto Rico. They love coffee and spending time with families from the Spanish ministry.
Student Ministries Pastor

David Siers

David joined our staff in December 2019. He graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2018 with his Bachelor’s in Bible and Church Ministries and then completed his Masters in Bible in 2019. He is currently working on earning his Master’s of Divinity. David and Bethany were married in May 2017 and have 2 kids! David and Bethany lead our youth department and oversee all of our children’s ministries. They are instrumental in developing relationships with our teenagers and pointing…
Assistant Pastor

Noah Kerch

Noah joined the staff in June 2022. He graduated from West Coast Baptist College with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Church Ministries in 2021. After graduation, he married his wife, Andrea, in July of 2021. Noah leads our new member assimilation and discipleship programs. He ensures that everyone feels welcome in our ministry and is able to get connected with our ministry. Additionally, he teaches Bible at Tucson Baptist Academy and loves to help out in any way that…
Pastoral Intern

Javier Martinez

Javier joined our staff in January 2020 as the Spanish Church Intern. Later that year, he went to study for a year at West Coast Baptist College. God then opened the door for Javier to study online through Veritas Baptist College and stay in Tucson to become more involved in the Spanish ministry and the Impowered Growth Group. In December 2022, he will be married to Brianna Orozco and will graduate with a Bachelor’s in Ministry with an emphasis in…
Music Administrator and Director of Tucson School of Music

Tabitha Forster

Tabitha oversees the worship and music portion of the services each week through behind-the-scene details and rehearsals. She also oversees our private lesson studios while leading several children’s choirs and teaching music classes and private piano lessons. A native to New Mexico, Tabitha moved to Arizona in 2018. Although her first position was not in the music ministry, she developed a love and calling to lead others in worship and teach the next generation in music education. She recently transitioned…
Maintenance Manager

Chris Traynor

Chris and his family moved to Tucson in December 2016 and joined the staff in January 2017. He has extensive experience in church maintenance and is a welcomed addition to the church family. He and his wife Lisa have two children, Kaitlyn and Jeremy. Chris oversees all maintenance of our campus. He also oversees the implementation of stewardship projects. Chris can literally build anything.
School Administrator

Diane Rognlien

Mrs. Rognlien’s entire career, of 30 years, has been spent in Christian Education, with the exception, of two years at Cienega High School. Over the course of her career, she has taught 3rd grade through college. Mrs. Rognlien has served as a classroom teacher, an Associate Principal, Principal and Guidance Counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling and a professional certificate in Guidance Counseling. Mrs. Rognlien has a heart for Christian education, Tucson Baptist Academy, the students,…
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 two children, Elizabeth and Boaz. 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 teenagers.…
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