The Lord has blessed my wife and me with such a fine congregation at First Baptist of Vassar. I have been Pastor in Vassar since July 2006, and in that time, we have experienced growth, both spiritually and numerically.
My heart is settled in ministry. The Lord has taught me much and continues to do a great work in my heart and in this church family. My passion and desire is to see many longing to serve the Lord.
My desire is to direct people into the Word of God and for believers to gain a deep desire to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Our authority is always the Lord and the Word. We look there for all the things we truly need. As each one grows in Christ, the spiritual depth of our people becomes a means of sharing the gospel with many.
Pastor Tony graduated from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in BIble. He also received his Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. After serving for five years as a youth pastor in Cheboygan, Michigan, Tony and his family moved here to Vassar in 2014, where he serves as Associate Pastor. Tony and his wife, Sarah love serving in our teen and discipleship ministries. They would enjoy connecting with you and hearing your story.
I am so very blessed to be a part of our church family and His ministry. I was lead to the Lord at the young age of 6 at my Grandma Siver’s back yard 5 day club. At age 10 was baptized and became a member here at our church. As a teen I reconfirmed my salvation during Lake Ann’s Baptist Church Camp. Jim and I were married here in 1989. After having 2 children and realizing their need for a Savior, I rededicated my life to Christ. Even though I have been through many ups and downs in my Christian walk, God surely uses us for his greater purpose.