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At First Baptist Church we believe leadership should look Christ-like: decisive, wise, honest, redemptive, forgiving, loving and humble. Jesus Christ was approachable to everyone – Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, young and old, sinners and saints. Everyone felt they could approach Christ and be met with love and care. That’s what all Christians should be and what all leaders must be. Our leadership consists of a plurality of elders or pastors, is chosen by our congregation, and they meet the highest standards of integrity, Biblical fidelity and personal character. 


Kamloops Pastor Joshua Claycamp

Joshua Claycamp

Senior Pastor

Pastor Joshua serves as the lead teaching and preaching pastor at First Baptist Church. He has served as a pastor in various different roles within Kamloops since 2008. Certified in Biblical Counseling, he holds a Masters of Divinity from Liberty, and a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and New Testament Greek from Dallas Baptist University.

Allen Hern


Pastor Al serves as Pastor to the senior adults with First Baptist Church in Kamloops since 2008. Pastor Al has a long history in Kamloops, having led the group that planted Dallas-Barnhartvale Baptist Church back in the 70's.  


Ryan Bleyenberg


Pastor Ryan has been serving in various roles of ministry in Kamloops and the surrounding areas since 2011. He began leading First Baptist's youth ministry in 2016 and has a strong desire to integrate the youth into the whole ministry of the church. He is passionate about making the Gospel known throughout Kamloops and the world. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University.

Kyla Bleyenberg

Children's Ministry Director

After graduating with a B.A. in Christian Education, Kyla moved to Kamloops to serve as the Director of Children's Ministry at Bridge Baptist Church, and now here at First Baptist Church.  She also holds an M. Ed. from Liberty University and is certified in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kyla is passionate about coming alongside parents to see the next generation grow in the knowledge and love of the Lord through proper Biblical education and discipleship.