First Baptist Church

Growing in Grace for 112 Years

Our Pastoral Staff

Harvey Seidel, Senior Pastor

Harvey and Lois Seidel came to First Baptist Church of Thermopolis in the spring of 1994, having spent 30 years in church planting. Pastor Seidel was the founder and director of Baptist Church Planting West.

Both Pastor Seidel and Lois grew up on the farm in Iowa, and they met in Bible college. Their first ministry was church planting in Colorado and Wyoming with Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions. They moved to California in 1983 to team up with couples starting new churches.

Bible teaching and expository preaching define the pulpit ministry of Pastor Seidel. Making the Bible both real and practical is his goal in ministry.

The Seidels have four boys, three in Wyoming and one in California. They have eight grandchildren, four boys and four girls.  



Nathan Winters, Associate Pastor

Hello, I'm Nathan Winters, and my wife and I have been blessed to serve the First Baptist Church since February of 2006. God has given us three children (Liberty, Zayden, and Bryzon) while in the ministry here. I can’t think of a better place to teach them of Jesus and help them to grow in their knowledge of the Bible than here at FBC.

After growing up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I attended college in California. I met my wife during my junior year of college when we were invited to sing in an ensemble that travelled across the country representing the college. We began dating and three years later (Christie has a lot of patience), after I completed my Master’s Degree, she took my hand in marriage.

God has blessed us here with an opportunity to minister in a multitude of ways.