MCNEAL BAPTISTE McNeal Baptiste was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Oakland, CA. He attended Catholic school from elementary (St. Patrick’s) and High School (St. Mary’s College High School). I joined the US Air Force in April 1985. I met my wife Carla Todd on Guam AB and were married 18 Sep 1986. I became a Christian while serving in Air Force, a month before heading off the Desert Shield/Storm (Aug 1989). Throughout my Military career, we attended Emmanuel Temple Church in Victorville, Ca; Moose Creek Baptist Church in Alaska; Capital Christian Center in Olympia, WA (14yrs) and now at Faith Baptist Church since Sep 2017. While at Capital Christian Center I served as an Usher, led small groups and Prayer Team trainer and leader. I retired from Air Force 31 Mar 07 after serving 22yrs. I have two young adult kids, Brendan (33) and Natasha (29). I moved to this area of Germany Apr 2016 after living in Kuwait, take part in one of the Men’s Small Group and serving on the Pastor Search Committee.
Jeff Gilbert was born in Fullerton, CA and grew up on Florida and California. He attended private Christian school until 7th grade when his family moved back to California and he was enrolled in public school. Jeff grew up in a Christian household and participated in church activities throughout his life. Jeff entered the USAF in 1989 and met his wife Stephanie during his first assignment at Ramstein AB (1990) where they got married and had the first of three children, Michael (26). After the Gilbert family left Ramstein in 1992, they moved to Clovis, NM where they joined Sandia Baptist Church and Jessica (24) and Adrianna (20) were born. It was at Sandia Baptist Church where Jeff was baptized in Apr of 1996. Jeff retired from the USAF in 2011 and is currently a civilian on USAFE staff. Throughout the years Jeff has participated in numerous bible studies, mens groups, family groups and taught AWANA. He is currently on the Budget and Finance Committee as well as the Pastor Search Committee
Shirl Laroche was born and raised in Hawaii. She responded to the LORD Jesus Christ’s calling in her life as a teenager in high school. Not until five years later at a Billy Graham Crusade in California did she understand the importance of Bible study, prayer and commitment to a body of believers. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Chapman University and a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. She held various administrative positions and her last military assignment was as the Personal Protocol Officer for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command before retiring from the U.S. Navy. Currently serving her fifth year on Faith’s Hospitality Committee and third year on the Leadership Selection Committee for PWOC KMC and Ramstein. She is the Secretary of the FBC Pastor Search Committee. In 2017, she celebrated her 26th year of marriage to her hubby bubby, Richard.
Lashonda Larracuente is from northern New Jersey. She attended Abraham Clark High school in Roselle New Jersey where she graduated and then went onto attend Rowan University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources in 1999. She then went onto complete her Master’s Degree in Administrative Science with Fairleigh Dickinson University in the spring of 2003. Lashonda came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in the summer of 2000. She attended Living Faith Christian Center for 10 years and served in a variety of roles, but primarily pastoral care. She met her husband Chancellor in the spring of 2007 and they married in August of 2009. They have three children Chancellor II, Skylar and Jaxson. They have since lived in Florida and now reside in Germany where they continue to serve in their local church in various capacities.
Carole Weaver was born and raised in Carlisle, PA. She grew up in a Christian family, attended the local Christian, Missionary Alliance Church, and became a Christian the young age of 9. She attended Messiah College for 2 years and Shippensburg University for 3 years and earned a BA in Elementary Education. After marrying Steve in 1989 (28 years ago) they journeyed the Air Force path with God leading them. As a young couple they served as youth leaders and began a family of their own. They have 2 children, Erik (23 yrs) and Emily (21 yrs), both living in the States after graduating from college this past year. Carole moved to Kaiserslautern in 2008 with a DoDEA teaching position, became a member of Faith Baptist in 2009, and has remained here serving at Faith for 8 years with the Hospitality Committee and Sunday School Teacher. She is currently serving on the Pastor Search Committee as well.
JIM LANGSTON Jim Langston was born in Orleans France. Being the son of an Army Signal officer, home was wherever the Army sent them. He grew up in a strong Christian home, deeply rooted over many generations. Jim came to know the Lord as his Savior at the age of 6 while living in New Jersey. He is married to Desiree, a strong Christian woman and they have three children, Josh 34, Tiffany 30 and Tori 14. Jim served 9 years active duty with the Army all around the globe and has over 25 years of government service between contractor time and government federal service. He has held many positions within the churches he has attended, from deacon to AWANA Commander to Men's Ministry Director.