Gabriel Hughes, Pastor/Elder
Pastor Gabe was saved at a very young age and has always had a passion for the word of God, helping others understand the scriptures in their proper context. He's the voice and creator of When We Understand the Text, an online video ministry viewed by thousands each day worldwide (for any questions about where he leans doctrinally on a particular subject, just watch WWUTT videos). He has also lent his voice to various campaigns to abolish abortion and save the lives of men, women, and children.

Gabe and his wife Beki have three kids who are all homeschooled. His book 40 of the Most Popular Bible Verses (and What They Really Mean) is available on the WWUTT store page in both paperback and Kindle formats. He also authored a Bible study entitled To the Cor, a study through 1 Corinthians. Listen to Gabe preach the Scriptures daily through his online broadcast which you will find in the column on the right. You can e-mail him at

David Bliesner, Elder
Dave was a deacon here for over ten years, also holding the position of Chairman, before being nominated for elder in 2015. He's worn many hats and taught a variety of age groups, including our youth. Presently he enjoys teaching our middle schoolers on Wednesday nights, and teaches an adult Sunday school class on the weekends. Dave has a zealousness for Christ and a genuine tenderness for people, desiring for others to experience the love of our Lord. A retired army officer, he and his wife, Vickie, have been married for about 40 years, and have two grown children and two grandsons.

Chris Solano, Elder
Chris has a passion for missions having done missions work on two other continents, and aspires to one day devote himself full-time to sharing the gospel abroad. Chris has taught through Romans at our church, and is currently teaching a family class on Sunday morning through Ephesians. His wife, Adrea, chairs a homeschooling network in this area of Kansas. With four children of their own, the Solanos have a deep love for families, seeing them grow and flourish rooted in the gospel. They enjoy opening their home up to others and sharing long chats over good meals.

Vickie Bliesner, Administrative Assistant
If you call our church and hear a friendly lady with a Wisconsin accent answer the phone, don't worry, you haven't called a Southern Baptist church way up in America's Dairyland. You're probably talking to Miss Vickie! Our resident Green Bay Packer fan and administrative assistant, Vickie and her husband, Dave, have made their home in Chapman. They've been attending FSBCJC since 2001.


Jim Cadle
Archie Carpenter
Adam Bliesner

Ministry Directors

Church Clerk
Adrea Solano

AWANA Commander
Julie Gyuran

Sunday School Volunteer Director
Amy Bliesner

Women's Ministry Director
Beki Hughes and Vickie Bliesner

Men's Ministry Directors
Gabe Hughes and Dave Bliesner

Kitchen Coordinator
Presently open. Members please apply!

Tech and A/V 
Travis Gyuran and Christopher Solano

Food Pantry Coordinator
Presently open. Members please apply!