Our Staff

Office Staff

Amy Knauf, Church Secretary

Church Secretary website picAmy has served on staff since May of 2010 (plus summer internships in 2008 & 2009). She grew up here in the church and enjoys being involved in the music ministry, as well as serving in children and teen ministries.  She is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.

After accepting Christ as her Savior at the age of 4, Amy believed God was calling her to serve in her local church in a full-time ministry capacity.

Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as playing piano and quilting.

 

Jacob Ignacio, Church Ministry Intern

Jacob Ignacio picJacob was born and raised on the island of Guam. His ancestry is Chamorro, the native people of Guam. Jacob’s parents are first-generation Christians, so he grew up in the church and heard Truth spoken on a regular basis. However, he did not personally trust in the Lord until he was a sophomore in high school.

After graduation, Jacob moved to Wisconsin and attended Northland International University, majoring in Church Music with an emphasis in voice. It was while a student at NIU that he met Rachel, a native of Lake Orion, MI. They both graduated from college in the spring of 2013.

After college, Jacob accepted a position at Faith Christian Academy in McAllen, Texas, where he served as a music teacher, choir director, physical education teacher, and Bible teacher. After teaching for a year, Jacob married Rachel and moved to Bourbonnais, Illinois and joined the ministry of Grace Christian Academy. During the next two years he taught band, choir, physical education and health.

In May 2016, Jacob and Rachel moved to Oxford, Michigan and joined the ministry of First Baptist Church. Jacob stated, “We are excited to see what the Lord has for us here at First Baptist Church of Oxford. My wife and I love working with teens. God has given us a passion for investing in teenagers’ lives and guiding them towards Christ.”

Jacob has several hobbies, including biking, swimming, gardening, flying kites and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys music, both observing and performing.