Pastor John Kimber

John Kimber, Senior Pastor

I am deeply passionate about the Bible. Flowing from this comes my love for expository preaching. My ministry focus is to teach the Bible in such a way that believers develop a greater knowledge of the riches contained in the Word of God. I trust that they will grow in Christlikeness, and be better equipped to share the good news of the gospel. Through the exposition of Scripture, I also long that those who are outside of Christ would come to Him in repentance and faith. My commitment to, and love for expository preaching, has led me to take up a Doctorate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Christ is my all and the Bible is central in every aspect of my life and ministry.


Bob Port, Executive Pastor

I joined Faith’s pastoral staff in 1990 working with youth and children’s ministries because I sensed God’s call to make disciples in the local church. I now oversee all of our adult ministries such as Adult Bible Fellowships and small groups as well as Men’s ministries and Women’s ministries. As the Executive Pastor, I oversee helping the entire church family put into practice God’s vision for our church.

I enjoy the outdoors. I earned a Wildlife Management degree from West Virginia University and a Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Divinity School. My wife, Julianne, and I have a daughter, Jess, at Gordon College and a son, Zack, at Syracuse University. In my spare time I enjoy woodworking and camping with the family.


Paul Taddeo, Worship and Media Arts

I am convinced that through a series of current events in my life that God is pursuing me. Ministry in Adoration at Faith is a means to testify to His wonderful work and grace in my life. The process of leading others into worship has been a calling on my life. I hope to continue in His work for as long as I am able and I hope to press on toward the goal set before me.

There is no doubt in my mind that God has placed a passion within me to lead His people to experience God’s presence through musical worship. I find it both humbling and empowering to serve in ministry as a child of God. In every way, my ministry is an outlet to make God known to believers and those looking for meaning in life.

I received my education at Messiah College, majoring in church music and minoring in business. I am married to Kathryn, my beautiful wife of ten years, and together we have two wonderful children, Sienna and Colden. I remain committed first and foremost to my family. They are my current and future support system and where I find great joy. I am so thankful for who they are and what they bring to the family to make it what it is.


Jon Schultz, Student Ministries Pastor

As the Student Ministries Pastor at Faith, I count it a joy to serve our students  both in the church, and to the greater community for the Gospel.  I believe I am called to minister alongside with families through the highs and lows of life for God’s glory.

I am a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute (2005) bachelor’s degree from Clarks Summit University (2008), and a master’s from Baptist Bible Seminary (2017).  Currently I am pursuing a masters of biblical counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Indiana.

Most importantly, it is a blessing to be making memories with my wife, Beth, and our three sons: Evan, Aiden and Liam.  We love spending time together outside when it’s warm and playing board games like Catan, when it’s cold.  We count it a joy to have been in full-time youth ministry since 2008 and thankful for the friendships made along the way.


Carrie Pearson, Children’s Elementary Director

Let me introduce myself…

My name is Carrie Pearson and I will be joining Betsy D’Errico as Elementary Student Director at Faith Baptist Church. I grew up in Glenville, New York where I became a Christian as a preschooler attending East Glenville Community Church. I was very active in my church’s youth and teen ministries serving seven summers with Children’s Sand and Surf Mission in Ocean City, New Jersey.

I attended The Newhouse School at Syracuse University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. During my first career as a morning anchor, producer and reporter in Northern Maine, I recommitted my life to Christ.
By God’s leading, I left journalism and received a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education from The College of Saint Rose and began pursuing my passion for working with children. I love to teach! It is an amazing moment when a child puts all of the pieces together and understands something new for the very first time. I have had the opportunity to teach in three states and many classrooms.

I met my husband, John, at a mutual friend’s wedding and we have been married over 15 years. John and I have two daughters, Emily and Abby. Our girls were born in Arizona and New York became our family’s home after a cross country move in 2011.

I love serving the Lord! Children are the lights that shine into the homes of friends and family, school classrooms and neighborhoods. I am looking forward to partnering with the families of Faith Baptist Church as we work together to equip and train the children of FaithKids.


Kathryn Taddeo, Early Childhood Director

As the Early Childhood Director here at Faith I am blessed to work with a wonderful staff who desires to glorify God as we serve the Church.

My husband Paul Taddeo was called in September 2011 to be the Faith’s Worship and Media Arts Director. At that time we moved here from Harrisburg, PA with our two young children Sienna and Colden. It was an exciting start for us and one that had us closer to both sets of Grandparents in Syracuse, NY! One thing about our family is that we love to get away from the noise of life and together find much peace hiking and being outdoors in God’s creation.

Now having attended Faith for 10 years I do bring experience, having served in various roles within FaithKids and a variety of ministries here at Faith. I was saved at an early age, and had the blessing of being part of a Christian family and church my entire life. I received a dual Bachelor of Science degree from Cairn University for Bible and for Health and Physical Education K-12, which came in handy last year while working as a substitute teacher during the COVID crisis. Although I’ve worked in administrative and management level positions at various companies, I’ve always desired to serve the Lord in ministry. I am excited for the opportunity this position gives me and I look forward to loving on families with little ones and teaching our precious preschoolers that Jesus loves them!


Tom BirdFacilities Director

In my walk with the Lord, he has brought me and my family to Faith to worship.  While on the walk for the past 2 years, he has called me to use my knowledge and serve as the Part-Time Facilities Director.

As a graduate of Siena College with a Bachelor of Science in Management and owner of a Residential and Commercial Cleaning and Maintenance company, I believe I posses the skills necessary for success.  It is my pleasure to use the gifts God has given me here at Faith.

I also serve as a member of the Worship Team under the guidance of Paul Taddeo and look forward to finding other areas in which I can serve the Lord and his Church here at Faith.

Administrative Staff

Sheri McHerron

Sheri McHerron
Office Coordinator


Heather Nygaard
Administrative Assistant