Kent Hinkel

Senior Pastor

Pastor Kent and Trish have deep roots in the Midwest and they have raised their sons here in Minot during their long tenure at FBC. They count their many years of service at FBC as “a sacred journey.” They treasure their many relationships within and outside of the FBC family. They look forward with anticipation to FBC’s future in Minot as we continue to engage the Win, Build, Send mission. Kent’s ministry degrees include a Master of Divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Elaine Carlson

Children's Ministry Director

Elaine Carlson, our Children’s Ministry Director, is a tried and true North Dakota girl.  Growing up in a large family of 8, Elaine and her husband Ray have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.  She graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  She embraces the belief that we are all family and loves the children she ministers to and her church family here at First Baptist.  Passionate about sharing the gospel with children, her desire is to teach children that God’s Word is true and when faithfully read and applied, it will give them direction and power to live a life fully engaged by their faith in Jesus.
We have two pastoral vacancies and our Pastoral Search Committees are working  on selecting candidates to fill those positions.
Associate Pastor
Associate Pastor of Student Ministries