Pastor Jason Bowker

Pastor Jason is passionate about the church and believes deeply that this broken, yet beautiful, collection of people is the hope of the world. He loves to create and curate intentionally communal and missional living. He loves preaching, engaging with the Bozeman community, and hanging out with his Bible-study ladies on Tuesday mornings.

Jason began as our senior pastor in September 2015 after 2 years as the Assistant Director at The Rock Youth Center. He grew up in Havre, MT, graduated from the University of Sioux Falls, and earned his Master of Divinity degree from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

Jason and his wife, Mandy, have 2 amazing daughters: Zoe (5) and Peyton (4). In their free time, they enjoy playing music, watching movies, and playing cards, while Jason enjoys watching the Mariners and Broncos and outdoor activities like mountain biking, soccer, rock climbing, skiing, and disc golf. 


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Our Staff

  • Gary Cook

    associate Pastor

    Gary moved to Bozeman in 1999 to work in a water education center at MSU and shortly thereafter joined First Baptist Church. In 2007, Gary joined the staff of FBC as the Executive Director of The Rock Youth Center. Gary is married to Tammy, a former IBM account executive, and they have two beautiful daughters: Abbey and Cassidy. 

    Gary serves as the worship leader for our church and is a member of the Leadership Team - amongst many other responsibilities. When he's not working, he's probably reading a book or playing (one of) his guitar(s).

  • linnea skoog

    Office administrator

    Linnea joined our staff in 2017 and is an incredible asset for the ministry at our church. She is a hard worker, highly motivated, and a welcoming presence to all who visit our church. Linnea is a French major at Montana State. She works in the office at First Baptist on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm.

  • Hallie Kronebusch

    Graphic designer

    Hallie began as the Administrative Assistant at First Baptist in 2012 and now serves as our Graphic Designer, doing most of her work from home. She has her degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Hallie is married to Chris, the head snowboard instructor at Big Sky Resort, and they have a child named Louis David.

  • Rachael fraley-brinker

    childcare worker

    Rachael joined the staff at First Baptist Bozeman in September 2017 and has been an incredible asset to our ministry. She is a mother of three, is fantastic with children, and loves caring for and ministering to our little ones. Our kids are in fantastic hands with Rachael in charge of our childcare.