Church Staff

The mission of First Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, and to edify believers, 


Pastor Scott
Pastor Scott grew up in northern California, graduated from U.C. Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in history. Then he attended American Baptist Seminary of the West and graduated in 1986.  He has served at Brookside Baptist Church in Oakland, at American Baptist Community Church in Walnut Creek, at the First Baptist Church of Rio Linda, and since 1991, the First Baptist Church of Taft.  His goal is to teach people how to live according to God’s Word so that they might discover the abundant life God has for them.  He has been married to Pat for 37 years, and they have two grown children. Their household now includes a dog and a cat.  
Laurian Jorgensen
Laurian is the facilities manager. She is the glue that holds everything together. She has been married since 1977. She has 4 beautiful children and several grandchildren.  
Laura Mitchell
Laura is the office manager. She does a critical job in making sure the office is ran in an outstanding manner. She is married and has 6 wonderful kids.