First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Annie Field - Director of Christian Education
  • Adam Chamberlain - Church Administrator
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • The Karen Baptist Community

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Cindy Little - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

Green Steeple, Grateful People, Growing In Faith, Proclaiming God's Love

Karen Community

A Judson and Karen Emphasis at First Baptist, Burlington 

We have been blessed over the past decade to form a strong bond with many families from our local Karen Community. We recall the life and work of Adoniram and Ann Judson who served as the first American Baptist Foreign Missionaries in Burma (now Myanmar) over 200 years ago. Over the past few years many Karen families have arrived in Burlington as refugees from Burma and many of them are Baptists and part of the Judson legacy. The Karen Baptist Community has a Karen-language service at noon each Sunday in our sanctuary and we also regularly hold joint worship in both languages. Our relationships with these families are strengthened through our Church School, potluck meals, working together on projects and helping with citizenship studies and school tutoring.

Service Time: 12:00 pm, Sundays 

Pastor Thee Say leads worship along with a strong music ministry.