Church Staff


Pastor Max Ivy
Senior Pastor
Pastor Max first came to us from Morongo Valley, CA, where he had been serving in a small church. Previously, he has worked in a few other ministries including a large church in Yucca Valley, CA where he was involved in several ministries including teaching at the church and directing the thrift store the church ran.
Having experienced God’s incredible, redeeming power in his own life, Pastor Max is committed to sharing the Gospel with all who will listen. His ministry as very much driven by a desire to see sinners saved and to build up the body of believers with the Word of God.
Max is married to Carla Ivy and they have three young daughters.
Carla Ivy
Children’s Ministry Director
A mother of three, Carla desires to see children raised up in the Word of God. Each child can become small beacons for the Gospel of Christ, and she is committed to creating a children’s ministry that equips them to become firmly rooted in Jesus. Having worked alongside Pastor Max in all of their previous ministry experience, she is excited to see this ministry blossom and grow. 
Tiffany Greager
Worship Director
The most recent addition to the FBC Taft Team is Tiffany. Coming from Palm Desert, CA, Tiffany has led worship in several different worship ministries. She attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, graduating in 2017 with an Associates of Applied Sciences in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis in Worship Ministry. 
Along with directing the worship program here at FBC Taft, she also directs a youth worship program called Worship Discipleship. She has a heart for developing the musical gifts in our young people as well.
Tiffany is married to Jordon Greager, and they serve alongside each other in worship. They have a not-yet-one-year-old daughter named Jane.
Laura Mitchell
Office Manager
Laura joined the staff at FBC in 2016 as Office Manager. She is full of energy and eager to help meet the needs of anyone who comes through the office door. assisting in a wide range of functions, she brings joy to all that she does. Laura served as a nursery worker for 10 years prior to joining the staff. In addition to her work in the office, Laura serves as Nursery Coordinator and Youth Leader. Working in conjunction with Youth for Christ, she loves taking the youth to Christian camps and seeing them open their heart to Jesus. 
Laura is married to Nate Mitchell and they have six children and one grandbaby.
Ashley Morris
Ashley faithfully serves as our church custodian. Her and her family are a large part of everything that happens here at the church. She serves above and beyond mere custodial duties. If anything is happening here at the church, you are likely to find her a part of it. In her spare time she also teaches a young women’s Bible Study.
Her and her husband Joe Morris have three children, and all are highly involved here at FBC.