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 bachelor’s in Bible and Church Ministries. He also has completed his master’s in Christian Counseling. After graduation, he and his wife, Jenessa, were married in June 2016. Currently, Jonathan serves as the Executive Pastor at Tucson Baptist Church and oversees all day-to-day campus operations. Additionally, he and his wife greatly desire to help families thrive as they lead the Family Forward growth…
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…
Spanish Assistant Pastor

Javier Martinez

Pastor Javier Martinez joined our team in January of 2020, taking on the role of Spanish Church Intern. Following this, he embarked on a year-long educational journey at West Coast Baptist College. God’s guidance led Javier to continue his studies remotely through Veritas Baptist College, culminating in the achievement of his Bachelor’s in Ministry with an emphasis in Bible. This also prompted him to remain in Tucson, deepening his engagement with the Spanish ministry and the Impowered Growth Group. As…
Music Administrator and Director of Tucson School of Music

Tabitha Wade

Tabitha, a New Mexico native, relocated to Arizona in 2018 and quickly found her passion in the world of music ministry and education. She wears multiple hats, skillfully orchestrating the worship and music experiences each week, all while diving into behind-the-scenes intricacies and meticulously crafted rehearsals. Tabitha is also the driving force behind our private lesson studios, leading a myriad of children’s choirs, and instructing music classes and private piano lessons. Having embarked on her musical journey at the age…
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

Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly Lopez stands as an exceptional and esteemed figure within our educational community, demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the pursuit of academic excellence over the past few years. Her educational journey began in 2019 upon her graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her quest for knowledge and leadership didn’t halt there; in 2022, she achieved a Master of Education degree in Administration. The horizon of our school brims with anticipation and excitement as Mrs. Lopez envisions the remarkable…
Preschool Director

Jenn Perry

Jenn Perry serves the director of Tucson Baptist Preschool, where she oversees curriculum development, staff training, and daily operations with a central focus on fostering a Christ-centered learning environment.  With over 15 years of experience in early childhood education, Jenn brings an enthusiastic dedication and nurturing spirit to her position. Under her guidance, Tucson Baptist Preschool flourishes as a place where children not only learn and develop but also encounter the boundless love of God. In 2008 Jenn graduated with…
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.
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