Meet our deacons. These men serve voluntarily for a term of three years at a time in order to assist the Pastor in his duties and to minister to the needs of the church family, the sick and needy, and those in need of church discipline, as well as maintaining the facilities of First Baptist Church.
Phil TavesPhil Taves and his wife, Paula, came to FBC in 1998 shortly after retiring from the San Jose Police Department. Phil testifies that Christ opened his eyes by faith in 1996, when he became a Christ follower. At that time he and his wife began attending Calvary Church in Los Gatos where he began learning what Christianity was all about. When Phil retired they moved to Cambria and the home they had built and began attending FBC “because of the love that came from the congregation…. the moment we came through the door.” Having served multiple terms already, Phil’s purpose in serving on the Deacon Board is to be of service to the church.
Orrin Albert and his wife, June, came to Cambria and FBC in 2008 from Huntington Beach, CA, where he served in evangelism, ushering ministries, and on the elder board of their church. Having accepted Jesus as Savior in third grade, Orrin recalls a time in 1987 where he had no one to turn to but the Lord when he knew he needed to “turn my will over to His trust, not just my salvation.” Since that time, Orrin has enjoyed composing poetry, most of which reveals his spiritual convictions. He and June, blessed with two daughters who reside in Southern California, are now treasuring their five delightful grandchildren!
Richard CarrollDick Carroll moved to Cambria from San Jose in 2001 after Dick retired from Information Technology management. Dick has served on the FBC Deacon Board for over ten years previously and continues in his desire to serve the Body of Christ by serving as a Deacon. During his time at FBC, Dick has been blessed by the unity, caring, and openness of the body of believers to sound Biblical teaching. Besides rooting for the Dodgers and the 49’ers, Dick has been active in the Real Estate business, and serves on the Board of Indigenous Ministries International working in Indonesia, India, and the Middle East.
Tom Klock came to FBC along with his wife, Kary, and his daughter, Adrianna, in 2007 from Riverside, CA where he had served in a wide variety of ministries including campus ministries, discipleship, and serving the poor. Tom, who committed his life to Christ as a teenager, serves as a deacon with the desire to help members of the body of Christ grow and develop to their calling in Christ. “I love FBC because in it I see Christ at work in people from many different backgrounds-seeking to do the same thing: love Christ and love one another.” Currently Tom, a social services professional, works with his wife, Kary, for Moonstone Hotels.