Meet Our Staff

  • Dennis Mumaw

    Hello. My name is Dennis Mumaw, and I get to be the pastor of First Baptist Church here in Waverly. I said, “get to be” because I really count it a privilege to be this church’s pastor. I can tell you one thing for sure, we are not your “typical” small town Baptist church. These past five plus years have seen a growth in numbers, in ministries, and in people who have made decisions to follow Jesus as their Savior and Lord. We are a church of several generations. What a blessing to see so many small kids here on Sunday mornings and at activities throughout the week. Our church is blessed to have a number of young people, both singles and couples, who worship with us and who are engaged in ministry at various levels. And of course, our church has a solid foundation of blessed “saints” who are a part of our church family.


    I get excited as I watch our church in action. We are not an inward-focused church. We have ministries in the local community, ministries that extend out over several counties, and ministries that take us to places like Haiti, China, and Sierre Leone, Africa. I have seen our people move out of their comfort zones to engage in ministry as the Lord leads their lives. And I get to see lives changed as the result of our church being a church that serves in so many different ways.


    Maybe you’ve been looking for a church home that is more than just going to church on Sunday mornings. Maybe you’ve been looking a place where you can discover how and where you can serve in some type of meaningful ministry. And maybe you’ve been looking for a church where  you will feel as if you are part of something much bigger than yourself. I should warn you, we are not perfect people here; but we know and love Jesus, and we are doing our best to serve as He leads us to serve. It would be my pleasure to welcome you to First Baptist Church.

  • Cathleen Nelson

    Hi guys! I am Cathleen Nelson the Children and Youth Director here at FBC. I have the best job ever! I get to hang out with kids and share all about Jesus, and eat candy...seriously, the best job ever!! I enjoy acting silly and laughing with the kids.  I love to see a kids eyes light up when they realize the Creator of the universe, made them and knows them each by name! One of my favorite things about the youth is their high energy and love of music. Everything has to be loud in their world! They bounce from one activity to the next, while asking me rapid questions and juggling Frisbees, they help keep me young! I have been in this fast passed position for over 5 years and the momentum is continuing to grow! God has called me to share the message with Jesus with everyone and I am truly blessed by being allowed to do so every week at Kidz Klub, Kidz Konnection and Elevate!

  • Ben Ribble

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