Tim Dalton, Senior Pastor
Matthew Perez, Worship Minister
Lucia Gold, Office Manager
Lucia was born in Bloomington, Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating with a BS in Education. She also studied at Illinois State University, where she worked on a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She was a key account sales manager for Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp. in White Plains, NY for over 20 years. Currently residing close by in Mamaroneck, NY, she brings to First Baptist her office and management skills, as well as her experience at Woodlawn Heights Presbyterian Church in the Bronx, where she served for several years as board President. Lucia puts her computer and organizational skills to good use by assisting Rev. Dalton and church treasurer Pat Ehresmann as well as all the members of the Church. She extends a greeting to the congregation and encourages everyone to stop by the office and say hello.
Katelyn Perez, Youth and Families Intern
Katelyn was born and raised in South Korea until she was brought by God’s hand to Toronto, Canada with her family. Although settling in a foreign country was sometimes challenging, each trial and hardship became an opportunity for her to rely on God and experience His living grace and love. Katelyn studied early childhood education in Toronto, and is currently continuing her education in health administration. Having accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, she has rich testimonies to share about how loving He is. Her passion is to explain who Christ is to children, and her joy is to help them to personally meet Jesus as well.
Kate Wiswell, Lead Singer
Kate grew up singing classical and contemporary music in her hometown church and is excited to be a part of the musical team at First Baptist. She holds a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music. She enjoys singing opera and has been honored to sing in many productions, primarily in the New York metropolitan area. She was also delighted to join the Josh Groban “Stages” Tour in 2015 and again in the Josh Groban Summer Tour of 2016 as a supporting vocalist. She loves singing with and for the congregation at First Baptist and is thrilled to serve here.
Alex España, Guitarist
Not unlike the Partridge Family, Alex grew up in a musical family that traveled all over the country and Latin America performing gospel music. Alex dabbled with the piano and the trumpet before his family begged him to stick with singing, so he did! Alex eventually picked up the guitar (thank-you YouTube!) and since, has led several praise and worship bands in churches of all denominations. Classically trained, Alex has also sung with world renowned artists and orchestras as well, but due to several non-disclosure agreements, he cannot tell you which ones (though he’s happy to share them with you in person—as long as you promise not to tell!).