Our church is blessed with a remarkable Pastoral staff who love the Lord and live it each day with their faithful and caring ministry to our church family. Take time to meet them and tell them how much you appreciate their willingness to serve God here in the Baker City community.
Pastor Troy Teeter
In January 2018, Pastor Troy Teeter accepted the call to be our senior pastor. Pastor Troy and his wife Kim are both originally from New Mexico. He is from Albuquerque, and Kim from Clovis. They have been married since 1993, and have 3 young adult children, of which 2 are currently enrolled at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). Ashlee graduated in 2018, and works for the City of Nampa. Nathan, a computer science major is a senior, and Haylee, a junior, is an elementary education major.
Troy graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College (now University) in 1994 as a Biblical Studies major. In May 2017, he graduated from NNU with an Masters Degree in Missional Leadership. Troy, Kim and their family were previously serving as associate Pastors of Youth and Family in Aurora, Colorado for the past 11 1/2 years. He has been in full-time ministry for 25 years and in addition to Colorado he has served in pastoral roles in Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, and Texas.
Pastor Troy loves to learn, enjoys technology, enjoys watching sports and movies, and taking walks with Kim. Kim loves to work with children, and was a librarian in the neighborhood elementary school in Colorado.
Pastor Lennie Spooner
Pastor Lennie was born a raised in Kalispell, Montana. He accepted Jesus as his savior at the age of 14, at a city-wide revival. After graduating High School in 1974, he attended Northwest Nazarene College where he met his lovely wife, Betty. They were married in 1979 and have raised 3 children- Sally, Barry, and Blair. They each have a few children, giving Lennie and Betty 7 grandchildren! He has been in full-time Pastoral Service for 33 years including Lewiston, Idaho; Kalispell, Montana; and Baker City, Oregon (for 25 years). He enjoys bird dogs, hunting, fishing, guitar playing and people-ministry!
Pastors Thomas and Kaylee Tilford
Pastors Thomas and Kaylee both grew up in the Nazarene church and attended Northwest Nazarene University. They graduated with degrees in youth ministry and, Kaylee completed a post-graduate degree in theology and ministry in May 2019. Arriving in Baker City in March of 2016, they love serving as youth ministers and growing relationship with the students in the church and community. Their daughter, Jessica, was born in June 2017, and they just welcomed their little boy, Jonathan, into the world in November 2019.
Deidra and her husband Glen moved their family to Baker in the late spring of 2009. It was a new experience thought of and led by God, and He has been blessing us ever since. Glen and Deidra have been married for 12 years, and we have 3 children: Cole, 12, Andy, 10, and Molly, 7. Deidra's passion is raising Godly children, following Jesus, and encouraging moms through the joys and struggles of motherhood. In her spare time (or some day soon), she enjoys crafting, baking, traveling, and planning parties.