Our Pastors

First Baptist Church Provo recognizes the Bible's teaching that pastors are to lead and shepherd the church. We recongize that only qualified men may serve as pastors and seek to maintain a plurality of men within this office.

Russ Robinson, Lead Pastor

Russ Robinson

Lead Pastor

Russ Robinson was born and raised in Middle Tennessee where he was saved by God’s grace at a young age. Upon his call to the ministry as a teenager he had numerous opportunities to preach and began theological studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he received his BA in 2003. Russ and his wife Lesley have three children and live in Provo, Utah.

"I love First Baptist Church of Provo and my desire is to see every member captivated by the glory of God and dedicated to making Christ known throughout all the earth."

Our Deacons

First Baptist Church Provo recognizes the Bible's teaching that deacons are to serve the needs of the church in specific areas. We recongize that qualified men and women may serve as deacons and seek to maintain as many deacons as necessary for the needs of the body.


Lance Cooper, Benevolency and Building & Grounds
Mickie Jeffries, Building & Grounds
David Porter, Benevolency and Building & Grounds
Louis Wilkins, Benevolency


Katie Cooper, Hospitality, Kitchen and Children & Youth
Pam Thompson, Hospitality and Children & Youth