church staff

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Todd Sullens

Senior Pastor

Pastor Todd and his family came to First Ruidoso in January 2019. He is married to Nicole and has five children (Logan, Andrew, Autumn, Molly Grace and Joy).  He has served for over 20 years in churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. Pastor Todd graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2000 and with His Doctor of Ministry in 2009.

James parker

Worship pastor

James Parker has been a member of First Baptist since 2006. He has been serving as Worship Pastor since 2016.  He is also a general contractor. James has five children and uses his musical talent for the glory of God. We are blessed to have James as a part of our team.

Evans Okeyo

Worship Pastor

Evans has been our youth Pastor since 2018. He is married to Chelsey and they have two children, Kyler and Elaine. Evans' passion for the gospel and his love for people is a blessing to our staff. 

Stephanie Jensen

Children's director

Stephanie has served as our children's director for over 10 years. She is married to Jim and has 4 children. Stephanie's has a passion to make disciples of children. Her love for Jesus and for others is contagious. She is a blessing to the staff and the church.

jan doughty

office manager

Jan has served at First Ruidoso since 2014. She is an anchor for our office staff. Her love for Jesus and her multi-tasking ability are inspirations to us all. Jan is a blessing to our FBC family.

Deborah thompson

office administrative assistant

Deborah has served at First Baptist since 2014. She helps to boost morale in the office and keeps everyone on their toes. She is one of the first people you meet when you come to the door. We are thankful for her fun-loving spirit and her usefulness to our church.