Pastors are those called by Christ and the local congregation to teach, shepherd, and care for His people in the local church (2 Tim. 2:2, Eph. 4:11-12). In the New Testament, this office is referred to interchangeably with the terms pastor, elder, overseer, and shepherd (Acts 20:17, 27-28).
DAN ODOM | PASTOR
Dan has served PBC as Pastor since February 2021. Dan grew up thinking he was a good kid and that if you're just a good person you are basically a Christian. While a young boy he was introduced to Scripture and learned of Jesus Christ but it wasn't until his freshman year in college that the Lord opened His eyes to the sinful condition of his own heart and the holiness and glory of Jesus Christ and he believed the gospel. While in college he grew through Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Los Angeles. Dan has degrees from The Master's University and Western Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lauren have two children. The Odoms have lived in Hampton Falls, NH, Columbus, NE, and Rochester, NH.
KEN FRENCH | ELDER
Ken has served PBC since February of 2009. Originally from Salem, N.H. Ken and his wife Patty moved to the town of Raymond in 1984. They have two grown daughters with spouses and two beautiful granddaughters. As a young boy, Ken spent much of his childhood in the sandbox, playing with trucks, building roads and bridges, dreaming of one day, being an equipment operator like his Dad. That dream came true and he has spent many years working in the construction industry as a crane operator... in a much larger sandbox! It was at the close of a Sunday morning service, at sixteen years of age, that Ken confessed he was a sinner. In his own words, "I knew that I needed a Savior and I wanted to give my life to Jesus, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Ken enjoys biblical history and reading the writings and sermons of many famous preachers throughout time and how they articulated the Gospel. The Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has never changed, only the unlimited creative ways that believer’s can reach out to the lost. Ken's passion in life is to HOIST the name of Jesus high and share the Gospel.
KEN MOORE | ELDER
GORDON VIEWEG | ELDER
Gordon is an elder at PBC. Born and raised in the area, Gordon recounts, his walk with the Lord did not really begin until much later in life. Through some life struggles and difficult times, a dear friend shared the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and at the "end of his road" he receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. After many years of walking with the Lord and growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, Gordon's desire is to continue to grow in God's Word and serve Him as well as he can. Gordon's pray is that God will help him to reach the place where he can be the believer who fulfills the message of 1 Cor. 15:58, “Therefore my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” His hearts desire is demonstrated in the reflection of the words of Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, Oh man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Ken was born in 1957 and raised in Durham, NewHampshire. He moved to Raymond in 1995 and started attending PBC in December of 2000. He and his wife Lisa have three grown children and three grandchildren. Ken came to know the Lord in 1990 when he knew he was a sinner and that Jesus Christ is the only Savior. Ken has faithfully served the Lord by being involved in various ministries of the church which include: music ministries, youth ministries and small group bible studies. Ken became a deacon in 2002 and an elder at PBC in 2017 and is thankful to be able to serve the Lord in this capacity. He knows it is only God's grace that has saved him and it is only God's grace that keeps him.
Deacons are those called by Christ and the local congregation to serve a practical need and thereby preserve the unity of the church (Acts 6:1-6, 1 Tim. 3:8-13).