• Dr. Mike Lingenfelter

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Mike holds a degree in Theology, a degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership, a degree in Christian Studies, and a Doctorate in Ministerial Leadership. He enjoys expository teaching, verse by verse, precept upon precept.

    Mike wrote a devotional and a pamphlet, click the links below to check them out:


    Stepping Forward: A 39 Day Walk Through Ephesians

    What Now? I believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior but what now?

  • Michael Powers

    Associate/Youth Director

    The Lord has continued to bless our youth group here at First Baptist. It has been so humbling to be a part of such a great ministry! I am so thankful for all of our youth volunteers who willingly jump in and serve wherever needed-- thank you for your faithful service and dedication to the Lord and our youth. If you are interested in getting plugged into the youth ministry here, feel free to reach out! We would love to have you serve alongside us.

  • Kathy Dickerson

    Office Manager

    Kathy Dickerson and her husband Ron came from California to Benson in August 2018. They have two sons, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In September 2020 Kathy accepted the position of Office Manager at First Baptist. Ron went home to be with the Lord just four weeks after accepting the position. Kathy feels that the Lord has her here for a reason and is looking forward to seeing just what the Lord has in store for her.

  • Ammi Taylor

    Worship Leader

    Ammi Taylor is the Worship Leader at First Baptist. She was born (#4 of 5 kids) and raised in Benson. She has lived here all but 1 year of her life. Ammi married her high school boyfriend, Brian, right out of high school. They have been blessed with 5 great kids, 3 girls, Shaylin (17), Kaylei (14), Karris (12), and then 2 boys, Darias (9), Terrail (7), of which she homeschools. She has been a homeschool mom for 12 years and counting. Music is what keeps their household lively. Besides parenting, Ammi and Brian both coach sports and enjoy watching their kids develop into athletes. Their love of music has continued to grow as well. They have been attending First Baptist Church of Benson since they were in high school. They took a break for a short few years, but have been regularly attending since approximately 2008.

  • Brandon Bruening


    Brandon Bruening has lived all over Arizona, but he has recently graduated from Benson High School in 2022. He is now attending Arizona Christian University and pursuing a degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in History. He is happy to be serving the church in this capacity and spreads the gospel every chance he gets.