our staff

FBC staff considers it a privilege to serve alongside YOU!

  • kyle evans

    senior pastor

    A western Kansas kid from the start, Kyle grew up in Leoti, Kansas and returned to western Kansas following his graduation from Wichita State University.  Kyle and his wife Shirley served at High Plains Baptist Church in Sharon Springs before being called to Scott City in 2007. Kyle and Shirley have two sons: Isaac and Josiah, both college students.

    Kyle, Shirley, and their boys enjoy riding four-wheelers, cheering on the Broncos, being outdoors, and are always willing and ready to serve the next person God places in their path. 

    Read Kyle's testimony!

  • bob artz

    associate pastor of worship

    Bob and his wife Linda, both graduates of William Jewel College, are originally from the Kansas City area.  Bob takes care of all things musical and technical for Sunday worship as well as coordinating a very active Senior Adult Ministry at FBC.   Bob and Linda have two children: Parker, and his wife Hannah, who are in ministry in the Kansas City area, and Leah, who is a student at Emporia State University. 

    In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time repairing instruments, working on cars, and gardening. 

    It is Bob’s goal to encourage people to connect with God through worship as a community. 

    Read Bob's testimony!

  • Andrew cordasco

    Associate pastor of discipleship

    Born and raised just a short drive from the beach in Virginia, Andrew is still getting used to living in a landlocked state! After graduating in 2014 from Liberty University, he attended the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, MO in order to further his passion for God's Word and a life of ministry.

    During his time in Branson, Andrew crossed with paths with Emily and the were married in 2017. They welcomed their baby girl, Collins Grace, in to the world in 2018!

    Andrew joined the FBC team early in 2019 as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He is passionate about knowing God's Word and helping others do the same.

    When he isn't working, Andrew loves to spend time with his girls, play with his dog Finn, and cheer on THE best team in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Read Andrew's testimony!

  • Emily Cordasco

    Counseling Ministry director

    Emily was born and raised in Scott City. She is so thankful for the part that so many of the people in this town played in spurring her on to love the Lord and walk with Him daily. Emily is passionate about the Word of God and believes wholeheartedly that it is completely sufficient for everything pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).  She believes that she is a tool for the Lord to use as He meets people in their hardship and transforms their lives.

    Two of the sweetest blessings in Emily’s life are her husband Andrew and her baby girl Collins Grace. (Also her family that lives next door and her little dog Finn.)

    There is nothing Emily loves more than spending time with her little family. Coming in at a close second is playing any kind of game with her family or friends. (She especially likes it when she wins.)

    Read Emily's testimony!

  • Suzanne was born and raised in Scott City, went to K-State, married her high school sweetheart and returned home to be a rancher’s wife. She and her husband, Chad, have four kids: Brinlee and her husband, Ben McNary; Maris and her husband, Justin Unruh; Cooper, a student at FHSU; and Gui, a student at SCHS. She enjoys the outdoors and everything her kids are involved in. 


    Suzanne keeps the FBC office organized and does so much more than answer the phone, greet people coming in the office and the bulletin. She can be found throughout the church doing whatever needs to be done. 

    Read Suzanne's testimony here!

  • Deidra haupt

    ministry coordinator

    A Speech - Language Pathologist by trade, Deidra graduated from Wichita State University and moved to Scott City when she married her farmer.  Brent and Deidra have two children: Carson, a college student, and Lanae, a student at SCHS. 

    Deidra’s love for details keeps FBC staff organized and on task.  She can also be referred to as the “Chaos Coordinator.”  She has a heart for women’s ministry and organizes a ladies retreats each year in Colorado where women can rest, relax, and spend time in God’s word.

    When not paying attention to detail at FBC, she enjoys reading, traveling, and lake time with her family.

    Read Deidra's testimony here

  • tracy hess


    A lifelong member of FBC and native of Scott City, Tracy returned home after graduating from Wichita State University and two years working for Arthur Anderson in Kansas City to marry Mike, also a Scott City native.  Mike and Tracy have three children: Emily and her husband, Andrew, currently serving at FBC; Tyler; and Bo, a student at KU. 

    When not bookkeeping for FBC or the family paving business, Tracy enjoys KU basketball, KC Chiefs football, and being with her family. 

    Tracy has a huge heart to help people and for them to know the love of Jesus.  

    Read Tracy's testimony!

  • Elizabeth  Vulgamore

    Children's ministry director

    The newest member of the FBC ministry team, Liz is a real western Kansas girl from Weskan, KS. Following graduation from Kansas State University with a degree in Financial Planning, Liz moved to Scott City with her husband, Myles. With missions at her core, she desires to share her passion for Christ and His unfailing love with those around her. Liz loves to learn; she is a pilot and recently became a Certified Flight Instructor. Liz and Myles have 2 boys; Breven, a student at SCMS, Gavin, a student at SCES.

    Read Liz's testimony!