Pastor Jeff Briden came to PBC in 1988 as assistant pastor after having served in that role in Newton, Iowa. He is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College (B.A.) and Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in Ankeny, Iowa. While in college he met his wife Rachel who had grown up on the mission field in Japan. They have two adult children and are grandparents. In June of 2022, Pastor Briden became our interim pastor, and in July of 2023 accepted the call to become senior pastor.
Additionally he involves himself in as many other church ministries and events as possible. He enjoys running, working out at the Y and is attempting to learn photography.