Meet Our Pastors
What is your favorite summer memory so far?
Jack was called to serve as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Yakima in March of 2008. Jack first sensed a call to ministry after serving on a mission trip to the Yucatan in Mexico. During that trip, he offered ... more
Betsy and I traveled back to Iowa to visit my mother. We had a wonderful visit with her and I was able to contact friends that I haven’t seen in over fifty years. We drive to Chicago to see the Cubs play at Wriggle Field!
Jim Erixson joined the pastoral staff at First Pres in 2001. Jim attended San Francisco Theological Seminary and spent two years as an intern in Hospital Chaplaincy. Jim served as a Staff Chaplain for six years at ... more
The summer of 2010 has been filled with family visiting both our sisters; spending time with grandchildren; and enjoying our garden full of fruit and veggies. Yakima is definitely the fruit bowl of the nation.
Known as the Rhino of First Presbyterian Church, Steve Barker joined the pastoral staff at FPC in 1984. He served as a campus pastor at Harvard, MIT, the Claremont Colleges, and Occidental College for 15 years. Steve also taught evangelism and campus ministry at Fuller