Pastor Ryan Zurbriggen

Pastor Ryan serves on staff as a part-time family pastor for First Baptist of Elgin.  His hope and prayers are that families in the area will live with eternal focus and that their passion for the Lord will exponentially grow.  Ryan is married to his wife, Renessa since 2001 and has five children:  Caleb, Micah, Hope, Josiah and Asher.    

Ryan has a diverse educational background having attained his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in History and Secondary Education.  He then furthered his education with a Master’s of Divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary in 2008 and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013.    

“I am thoroughly excited to be a part of what God is doing at First Baptist.  He is on a mission in Northeast Iowa and we are all invited to be a part of God’s great plan!”--Pastor Ryan Zurbriggen

If you have any questions about the happenings at First Baptist or just the faith journey in general, you can reach him through a variety of ways:  



Twitter:  @mrzurbriggen

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”---Isaiah 6.8