Staff Team


Reed Redus

Senior Pastor

He is earning his doctorate from Baylor University; his Masters of Divinity is from Gateway Seminary and his B.A. is in English Literature from West Texas A&M University.  He enjoys spending time with his family and church, reading, drinking coffee, working out, mountain biking, and skiing.  Most of all, he loves Jesus Christ and serving him in Santa Fe!

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John McDaniel

Associate Pastor of Worship & Education

John holds a Master of Arts in Church Music from Gateway Seminary and has a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Baylor University.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer and their two kids, cooking, ice skating and skiing.  He desires that all who visit First Baptist Church experience the love of Christ, transformative worship, and the warmth of our people!


Chris Castorena

Associate Pastor of Family Ministry & Education

Chris received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate from West Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance. Chris is married to Hannah and they have 3 children at home and 1 in Heaven. He loves adventuring with his familia, eating good food, listening to music, and being outdoors. Above all, he treasures Jesus and is passionate about making disciples in Santa Fe and beyond!


Linda Wilson

Church Secretary

Linda is a native New Mexican and has served on our staff for over 26 years! She and her husband John have two adult children and four grandchildren. She is an integral part of FBC and it is her honor and privilege to serve this church.

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Betty Sloan

Administrative Assistant of Finance & Publication

Betty is originally from Southern California and moved to Santa Fe with her husband Mark in 2015. She has extensive bookkeeping experience and even managed a boutique hotel on the Monterey Bay in California. She loves the Lord and is thrilled to be part of FBC!


Herman Martinez

Church Custodian

Herman is a native New Mexican and has been married to Loretta for over 20 years. He loves camping and traveling. His service is critical to the stewardship of our facilities and ministries of our church.