James and his wife moved to Richland from California in 2000. They have been attending and serving at QBC for the past 17 years. James is a dentist vocationally. His wife is a full time mom raising their three children. James is also the missions team lead at QBC and has led and gone on several overseas missions trip with the church.
The position of “Lead Pastor” includes, but is not limited to, team development for your pastoral team, facilitation of vision planning and routine meetings, and facilitation of the vetting process for future elders and deacons.
As the leader responsible for Pastoral Care at Quinault, Kieth (and no his first name is not misspelled) Banta spends his days doing what he loves – encouraging and equipping disciples of Jesus to live, love, grow, and counsel in the fullness and power of what Jesus has purchased for those who trust in and treasure him. As the former lead pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Kennewick, WA, Kieth brings valuable experience and wisdom to the Quinault elder team. Kieth and Ann, his wife of forty-five years, have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Connect with Kieth at [email protected]
The position of “Pastoral Care” provides counseling and care to the individual members of the body at Quinault, as well as facilitating and providing direction and vision for leaders of small groups and Sunday morning ministries (Children’s ministries, discussion groups, etc…)
Joe graduated from Multnomah University in 1974, and received a Doctorate of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology in 1998. Joe has lived in Kennewick since 1973, and has served in pastoral ministry for over 50 years, including 25 years as lead pastor of Community Bible Church in Knnewick. He and his wife, Shary, have two daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
The position of “Preaching and Teaching” involves leading, facilitating, and coordinating the content of messages shared from the pulpit, as well as that of the discussion groups and children’s programs.
Sean has spent most of his life in the Tri-Cities, received a degree in Sociology from WSU, and currently works full-time as a Firefighter/EMT with the City of Kennewick. He and his wife, Beth, have two children. Sean has been a pastor at Quinault since 2016, has done missions work in Mexico and Nicaragua, and is also involved with Compassion in Action, a non-profit organization supporting Dario Christian Academy in Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua.
The position of “Operations and Administration” involves managing the day-to-day operations of the church as a functioning organization. This includes issues pertaining to building and grounds, building use, and care and management of paid staff, as well as all items pertaining to communications.
Eric Diaz was born and raised in the Tri-Cities area. He has been attending Quinault Baptist Church since 2013, and has served as the worship leader of the church since 2017. Currently a student at Columbia Basin College, he also works in the college ministry field as the campus minister. Eric and his wife have know each other since they were both young kids, and have been married since 2015.
The role of worship leader is to organize, plan, lead, and direct the worship time during corporate gatherings at Quinault. The worship leader also, under direct shepherding of a pastor, helps to fulfill his biblical role as a Christian by discipling other members of the worship team.
The role of the Ministry / Financial Assistant is to carry-out the day-to-day financial and operational needs of the church as an organization. All items related to scheduling of church events, building use, etc… should be coordinated through the Ministry / Financial Assistant