The Youth Leaders

Pastor Andrew and Christen Johnson


Pastor Andrew began serving the youth in April of 2006 when he was hired by First Baptist to be the Assistant Pastor.  Christen joined the ministry in February of 2012.  The two were married in October of 2012 and enjoy working together to impact students and help them grow closer to Christ. Pastor Andrew's hobbies include guitar playing, fantasy football, and wilderness camping.  Christen enjoys writing, singing, and the beach.  


Brad Northern


Brad became a youth leader in 2008 after graduating from the youth group in 2007.  In addition to helping each week in Crosswalk, he has helped lead several wilderness trips, two Alaska mission trips and the APPLE leadership group at FBC. He enjoys camping, cars and golf.   


Brittany Shrake 


Brittany (center) was a teen in the youth group at First Baptist before going to college in Pennsylvania. She returned to be a youth leader in 2010 and since then has served the teens in a variety of ways. She graduated with degrees in counseling and Bible in 2008 and is currently pursuing a masters degree in counseling.  She loves art, Dr. Who, and baking.  

Jen Baka


Jen joined the team youth leaders in 2013 after graduating from the youth ministry in 2012.  She has a passion for seeing people develop a deeper love for God and she practically lives out her faith in her daily life.  She likes adventures, anything crafty and baking.  

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