The Team

Here to serve you and our community.

Frank Brand

Senior Pastor

Frank Brand serves as our Pastor. He is best described by his life’s purpose statement- “I exist to glorify God by sharing the hope found in Christ though my lifestyle and influence.” He and his wife Jennifer and their four children have been ministering at First Baptist Estero since 2004.

Weston Eckert

youth Pastor

Weston Eckert serves as our Youth and Discipleship Pastor. Weston is passionate about seeing youth coming to know Christ and developing a relationship with Christ that continues to grow as they do. He and his wife Susanna have attended First Baptist Estero since 2011.

Carissa Yarnell

children’s minister

Carissa Yarnell serves as our Children’s Director and is part of our administration team. Carissa has a love for Children and making sure they know they are loved by a great God. She also serves as part of our Administration team. Her and her family have been at First Baptist Estero since 2013.

Stephanie Hunt


Stephanie Hunt is a part of our Administration team. Stephanie has been given the gift of hospitality and enjoys using her talents to reach out to our church and community through all kinds of events. She and her husband Greg have been attending First Baptist Estero since…..

Meet your Deacons

Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Families whose last names begin with A - C

Richard and his wife Julia have been members of our church since 2014.  Richard is a retired firefighter and loves to hunt.

Mike Lasater

Mike Lasater

Families whose last names begin with D - I

Mike and Jennifer Lasater welcomed their first grandchild Van Allen Lasater born on September 11th, 2018.  He weighed 7.16 pounds and measured  21 inches long. Van’s parents are Luke and Sara Lasater who live in  Knoxville Tennessee.

Tom Ottle

Tom Ottle

Families whose last names begin with J - M

Tom & Margaret, his wife of 34 years, moved here from Memphis about five years ago and have attended our church since 2014. Tom enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and studying the Bible.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Families whose last names begin with N - S

Andrew, his wife Rebecca and their two sons Noah and Ryan have been attending our church since 2013. 
He loves to fish, boat, and spend time with his family. 

Craig Weinbaum

Craig Weinbaum

Deacon Chairman; Families whose last names begin with T-Z

Craig and his wife Jenny serve with Pastor Weston in our youth program.  
They also stay busy with their two children Ava and Jack.