First Baptist Church is affiliated with Converge Worldwide and Converge North Central.


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Get to Know Our Pastors

Larry Chell
Interim Pastor
Pastor Larry Chell is currently serving as the interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Roseau, MN.  Larry has pastored 3 churches over the past 35 years since he graduated from Denver Seminary in 1982. He “officially “ retired from full time ministry in 2015 but recently joined the team at Interim Pastor Ministry, whose goal is to help churches grow through pastoral transitions. He and his wife, Joyce, moved from their home in Montrose, Colorado in February, 2019 to be a part of this wonderful fellowship as they work to call a new Senior Pastor in the spring of 2020.

Larry and Joyce have 3 adult children, a son-in-law and 3 grandchildren and are currently engaged in the greatest pursuit life has to offer: growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.

Rod Eastman
Spiritual Growth Pastor

Pastor Rod was born and raised in Roseau where he and his wife Jackie were high school classmates and best friends. They have been married since 1988 and members of First Baptist since 1993. They have two children. Haley and her husband Ryan live in Moorhead. Jesse and his wife Makayla live in Fargo. Rod has a Bachelor’s degree in music, a Master of Divinity in Professional Ministries, and was trained and commissioned by Tentmakers Youth Ministry. He previously served a church in southern Minnesota and has been on staff at First Baptist twice before in addition to many years as a Deacon or Elder. He is a full-time Quality Analyst at Marvin Windows where he has worked since 1991, and has been serving First Baptist as part-time Spiritual Growth Pastor since June 2016. His passion is to equip the Body of Christ to be and to do what God has created and called them to.

 Tim Price
   Youth  Pastor

Pastor Tim moved from Australia to Roseau in September of 2017 to serve as the Youth Pastor. His parent’s and sister’s family live in Australia on the Gold Coast. Tim’s heart is to see young people grow into Christ-like disciples with a passion for the Bible, loving others, and laying down their lives to spread the gospel.

Tim has a bachelor and graduate degree in education, a degree in theology, and began a Masters of Divinity in theology in 2016. He has served as a Pastoral Care and Christian Living teacher in Christian schools, and now enjoys being the Youth Pastor for First Baptist Church. Tim loves seeing young people equipped with Biblical knowledge, trained in their gifting, then active to be Jesus’ hands and feet.