Senior Pastor – Steve Waechter

pastor.steve@salinafbc.com

Pastor Steve has been married to Mary for 33 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.Pastor Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University; Master of Divinity and PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological SeminaryPastor Steve enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking and watching the Oklahoma Sooners.


Music Minister - Robert Backward

rbackward@salinafbc.com

Robert is married to Joan where they have recently celebrated their 54th year together. He has two sons: Wayne and Carey, One granddaughter Courtney, Five grandsons: Austin, Chad, Cale, Brett, and Coby. Two great granddaughters: Kealey and Kyleigh. Robert was asked in March 1966 to fill in as Music Minister and has served in that position since.Robert has also served as youth pastor at Salina FBC from 1968-1987. Graduated Salina HS 1958Went to Bacone College for one year to study music.Loves playing all sports and following his grandkids where ever their sports take them.


Secretary – Mary Waechter

secretary@salinafbc.com

Mary is the wife of Pastor Steve and the mother of three children and three grandchildren. Mary calls Wisconsin her home but Oklahoma has her heart. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and serves on the Children’s Ministry Team as well as the Women’s Ministry. Mary’s hobbies include reading and watching the Oklahoma Sooners play football.


Student Pastor – Tim Bendure

tim.bendure@salinafbc.com

Tim is married to Tori and they have a son named Daniel. Tim graduated from Chouteau High School and enjoys playing with his son Daniel, golfing, playing basketball, disc golf, and volleyball.Tim also likes to watch the OKC Thunder, the Oklahoma Sooners, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Green Bay Packers.