Kathleen & Jim Pippen

Jim Pippen: I was born and raised in Texas, which makes me right at home here in Pagosa. I graduated from Pampa High School on the high plains in the panhandle in 1954. I graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and then Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth. I pastored or interim pastored churches in Texas, Cleveland, Ohio and northern Illinois over a period of 16 years.
I began teaching school in Cleveland and ended up teaching Jr. High history for 34 years in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. It was there I met, fell in love with and married Kathleen some 41 years ago. We have one son, David who still lives and works in Chicago.
Spiritually, I came to Christ as a 16 year old in Pampa. I grew up in a good Baptist home where we were in church every time the doors were open. Feeling the call to ministry in high school resulted in the journey described above.
We discovered Pagosa on a journey west in 1976, fell in love with the area and vacationed here for years before retiring here in 2002. We became among the first members of PBC. God has blessed us greatly through this church body, and we both love investing our lives through God’s leading here.
You can contact Jim at “Elders” via email at Contact Us

Rex & Marlys Nelson

Rex Nelson: Born to proud Texans, I was raised on a farm in the Texas Panhandle. My love of machinery led me to a 39 year career as a design engineer in new product development with Ditch Witch in Perry, OK.
I met Marlys, my wife, in OK where we married on December 23, 1978. We have two children: our daughter Moriah, son Nathan (Abey), and one granddaughter, Jacqui.
Upon retirement in 2009, we found Pagosa Springs as fulfilling our dream of a favorable climate and our love of the San Juan Mountains. When looking for a church we wanted a church rich in Bible-based teaching. One visit to Pagosa Bible Church combined with the friendly, welcoming atmosphere assured us that we were home.
My passions include designing and building useful items, exploring the beauty of SW CO in my 1969 Ford Bronco, and sharing the love of God that I have felt throughout my life.
You can contact Rex at “Elders” via our email address drop down box at Contact Us

Scott & Kristine Martin

Scott Martin: I was raised in a small farming town in South Dakota. As long as I can remember, I had an interest in seeing the world, which led to a 35 year career in international insurance.
I met Kris, my wife, in 1970 during our freshman year at St. Olaf college. We married four years later during graduation weekend. We have two sons – Roman and Isaac.
Upon retirement in 2009, we knew we wanted to move to the mountains in CO, but did not know where. A friend in San Antonio suggested Pagosa Springs. My response was “where’s that?” That summer we bought a home here and have loved it ever since. A combination of sound teaching and genuine friendliness brought us to PBC.
My passions are God, Kris, my sons, Bible study, teaching children’s Sunday school, hiking with my dogs, swimming, skiing and improving upon my poor golf game.
You can contact Scott “Elders” via our email address drop down box at Contact Us

Don & Paula Ford

Don Ford: I was raised in upstate New York with my six siblings. At 20, I moved to Tempe, AZ to attend ASU. I became a golf course superintendent in Mesa, AZ for eight years before adding the golf course here in Pagosa o my responsibilities. I then traveled between the two courses for three years and finally left AZ and moved to Pagosa Springs in 1980.
Six years later, I met my wife, Paula, an elementary school teacher and her three children. I believe it was God’s work bringing all of us together here in Pagosa. We became a family on November 25, 1987. We have two sons, Brian (Morgan) and Keith (Suzanna,) and one daughter, Ashley (Davey). And yes, we have also been blessed with ten grandchildren!!
I am not retired, but actively run our construction business, UCAL, Inc. My passions include following the Lord, playing with family, trying to play golf, and pitching in softball. By the way, our softball team won the championship in 2017!
You can contact Don at “Elders” via our email address drop down box at Contact Us