Juan M. Moreno, Senior Pastor
Pastor Moreno has been with First Baptist Church since October 1997 and has been involved in ministry since 1986. Prior to coming to Lake Orion, he served as an assistant pastor at Inter-City Baptist Church in Allen Park, MI and as the school administrator at Bethany Christian School in Troy, MI.
Pastor Moreno received a M.A. degree in 1986 from Bob Jones University, a M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, P.A.
Pastor Moreno and his wife, Debbie, married in 1985 and have four grown children and five grandchildren. Debbie holds a B.S. degree in Math Education from BJU and taught for ten years in Lake Orion Baptist School before retiring from teaching in 2013.
Steve Sanders, Assistant Pastor
Administration and Adult Ministries
Pastor Steve has been on staff since February, 2006. He is originally from this area, having grown up in Clarkston. His past experience includes serving on staff at Maranatha Baptist Church, Clarkston, MI (1984-2004) and then on the mission field in Africa for a year-and-a-half. Steve holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bob Jones University and a M. Min. degree, also from BJU.
Pastor Steve met his wife, Robin, at Bob Jones University and they were married in August of 1984. Robin holds a B.A. degree in Christian Missions from Bob Jones University, with a minor in foreign languages, French proficiency. She enjoyed teaching at Lake Orion Baptist School for eight years, before retiring in May, 2015. Steve & Robin have four grown children and three grandchildren.
Tony Bryson, Assistant Pastor
Lake Orion Baptist School Administrator
Pastor Tony has been on staff since 2007. Prior to coming on staff at First Baptist, Tony was the school principal at Sterling Christian School in Sterling Heights, MI, where he served for a total of eighteen years. Tony holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a M.S. degree in Education Administration from Bob Jones University.
Tony is also the teacher of the Discipleship Adult Bible Fellowship Class. Tony and his wife, Leigh Ann, have been married since July of 1989 and have three children. Leigh Ann serves as one of the secretaries at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion.
Jon Moreno, Assistant Pastor
Pastor Jon joined the pastoral staff in June, 2012. He grew up in this ministry as the "Pastor's Kid," so he brings a unique perspective to the ministry staff. Prior to coming on staff at FBCLO, Pastor Jon and his wife, Heather, traveled the country with the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team and also served for several summers at Northland Camp in Dunbar, WI.
Jon & Heather were married in December, 2010, and have two children, Jackson and Lily. Both Jon & Heather received their undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University in 2010, Jon in Music Education and Heather in Early Childhood Development. Jon is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ben Dawley, Music Director
Ben has been on staff since July, 2014. He grew up in Rochester Hills, MI and has been involved in ministry since 2006. Past ministry includes serving as music director at Providence Baptist Church and Ministries in Riverview, FL and Calvary Baptist Ministries in Clymer, PA. Ben holds a B. Mus. Degree in Church Music and an M. Mus. in Orchestral Instrument Performance from Bob Jones University. Ben and his wife, Brendee, have been married since May, 2004 and have three children. Brendee holds a Batchelor of Science in Nursing from Bob Jones University.