Pastor Rod has had the privilege of serving at Baker Assembly of God as the lead pastor since 2007. He is passionate about teaching the followers of Christ about loving God and loving others, and exemplifies it in his private devotion to God and his frequent service to the people of the church and the community. Rod also serves the local community as an EMT. Prior to coming to Baker, Rod earned his Masters of Christian Ministry degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO where he also acquired a taste for Southern BBQ. Rod and Lisa have been married over 30 years and are the proud parents of one son and three daughters, and happy grandparents of 10 grandchildren. Lisa is currently working on a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology, assists in the church’s ministry to women as well as Sunday School, and enjoys freelance writing when she gets the opportunity.
Pastor Joe has been serving as the youth and associate pastor at Baker Assembly since 2013. To ensure he doesn’t get bored, he also serves as the director of the Baker Youth and Community Center, where he spends 4 nights a week having fun with and ministering to the teens of the community. Gifted both instrumentally and vocally, Joe leads worship for both youth and Sunday services. Joe and Beth had the chance to welcome their first daughter, Elodie Cecilia Epley, in June of 2018, and have enjoyed the new journey of parenting. When Joe and Beth have time together, they enjoy tackling a DIY-project, taking a hike, watching a movie, or embarking on any other adventure. Pastor Beth is the director of the Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit that manages community projects in five southeastern Montana counties. In addition to her work, Beth also serves on several local boards that work with county and city development in her own community. Beth has a huge heart to keep Jesus the center of all that the church does, both in purpose and practice, which she does through leading the women’s ministry and assisting in the youth ministry especially.