First Baptist Church Stratford, IA
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Our Team

Pastor: Jim Mead

Jim is a 1999 graduate of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida, earning a BA in Pastoral Theology; a 2006 graduate of Slidell Seminatry in Slidell, Louisiana, earning a ThM and a 2014 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, earning his MDiv. Pastor Mead has been at FBC since 2020, having been here previously from 2002 - 2007 and 2015 - 2016.


He is a former chaplain with St. Croix Hospice and a Russian Linguist, graduating from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California in 1990


Pastor Mead and his wife, Laura, have been married for 32 years, having met in the church Jim's dad pastored in Gering, Nebraska. Jim and Laura have 3 adult children: Brendan, Shaylee and Madelyn. 

Jim Mead




CIA Directors: Brianna Richardson and Gabby Bowden

CIA is our children's program for grades k - 6. Brianna and Gabby are very passionate about reaching that age group; they are both lifelong members of First Baptist Church. Brianna is a hair stylist with 2 chidlren CIA aged, and Gabby graduated from culinary school at Iowa Central and is a former AWANA kid at First Baptist!


Brianna Richardson and Gabby Bowden

CIA Directors

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First Baptist Church
1400 Highway 175
Stratford, IA 50249

Phone: +1 515 8382152 +1 515 8382152





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