Kitsap Lake Baptist Church


Jim Gantenbein - Pastor

Jim Gantenbein grew up a pastor's son, living in Washington, California, and Oregon. Jim met Cathy in college where both graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and were married the following day on May 26, 1974. Jim served two churches in Oklahoma and one in Texas while attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Upon graduation in 1981 the Gantenbeins moved to Trinity Baptist Church in Lakewood, WA as Pastor of Youth and Music until coming to Kitsap Lake Baptist Church in March of 2006. Jim and Cathy are the proud parents of Aaron & Denise with granddaughter Selah, Alison & Dr. Shane Calhoun, and David & Jordan. Beyond the church walls, Jim's ministry has included leading conferences, writing student curriculum and other materials, mission trips in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Amsterdam, and Ukraine, and is an active member of the Bremerton Central Lions Club.

Donna Owens - Secretary

Donna has served at Kitsap Lake Baptist Church as Administrative Assistant since the Summer of 2006. She assists Pastor Jim in the "behind the scene's" administrator duties. Before coming to KLBC, Donna had served in Washington and Idaho churches for 20 years. Donna is married to Dwayne who serves as a deacon, works at the Naval Shipyard, and is retired from the United States Navy.