Sr. Pastor Keith Huffman
Keith Huffman is Pastor of Flowing Wells Baptist Church. He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He served in the United States Army and is a Veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Pastor Keith has served in the ministry for 23 years. He has served in churches in Louisiana, Texas, and Arizona. He has also served as a Hospice Chaplain.
Pastor Keith holds a B.A. in Religious Education, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctorate of Theology (Th.D.)
In addition to his ministry in the local church, Pastor Keith has served in various positions in the local association and the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. He was awarded Pastor of the Year in 1996 by Catalina Baptist Association. Pastor Keith has taught in church growth conferences at the local and State level, and is the author of the devotional “31 Days of Wisdom”.
Every week he passionately leads the church to discover more about God and in doing so discover more about themselves. Much like the vision for building that God gave to Nehemiah, our Pastor has sought God’s Will for our church, and has led his congregation through years of growth and blessings. Our Pastor shared with us that God has given him a vision of what the future holds for Flowing Wells Baptist Church. Pastor Keith continues to share God’s vision for our church family, and our congregation continues to grasp this vision to help bring it into reality.
Rev. Amos Nalls – Associate Pastor
Rev. Amos Nalls was born in Fayette, Alabama. He has served in the ministry for 39 years. Rev. Nalls attended Brooks Bible Institute, St. Louis, Missouri. He served as Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, St. Charles, Missouri. He was the Founder and Pastor of Old Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri. He served as Senior Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Tucson, Arizona. Rev. Nalls came to Flowing Wells Baptist Church in 1995 where he currently serves as Associate Pastor. Rev. Nalls is a highly respected Pastor, and a Preacher’s Friend by all those who know him and love his joy in the Lord.
A man of God and a man of Prayer, we are honored to have him as our Associate Pastor at Flowing Wells Baptist Church. Rev. Nalls has been very blessed of the Lord, and has been used to be a blessing to so many people and churches.
Robert Kraus – Worship Pastor
Born in New York, Ex Navy Submariner, married for 23 years to Margie, with one son, Joshua, 17, and a Tucson resident since 1990. These are a few things that help describe who I am when a person wants to get to know me. What defines me is my relationship with God and the person He is growing me to be every day. I have been an avid musician for 35 years, and when I gave my life to God, I came to realize that one can only experience the true beauty in music when it is given back to the One who created it. Worship, whether through music, or any other form, is not something we do, but a reaction in response to what He has done for us. My prayer is that through our worship, every melody and every word seeks to turn our eyes upon Him, that we may see His Goodness, as He lavishes His children with His grace and mercy, as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our King, Jesus Christ.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, His love endures forever – Ps136:1
Louie Lara – Family Life Pastor
Louie Lara joined our church staff as our Family Life Pastor in September of 2012. He brings with him a civil servant spirit coupled with the gifts of encouragement, project management, leadership and administration. Louie has a passion to see marriages and families healed, restored and strengthened.
Louie graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Agriculture and a major in Landscape Architecture. Later, he went back to school to earn a degree in Business Administration with a major in Management. Louie worked for Tucson Parks and Recreation for 35 years, overseeing the Capital Planning and Development operation of the department.
Pastor Louie has been married 38 years to Gina, who shares a like passion for marriages and families. Gina is a graduate of Prescott College, with a degree in Elementary Education; Gina retired from Tucson Unified School District after twenty-two years of teaching. Louie and Gina, have two grown sons and five grandchildren.
Together, Louie and Gina work to encourage and actively promote healthy family life and interpersonal relationships in accordance with the principles of God’s Word. They strongly believe that one vital life sign of a healthy church is the health of its marriages and families.
Walter Forbus – Seniors Pastor
Ordained a Southern Baptist Pastor in 1998, Walter Forbus served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Caribou, Maine until 2000. That same year, Walter and his wife Alice moved to Tucson, Arizona. They became members of Flowing Wells Baptist Church in 2002. Walter accepted the role of Senior Adults Pastor for Flowing Wells Baptist Church the end of 2012.
Pastor Walter has been married 37 years to Alice. Both Walter and Alice share a fresh imaginative approach to Seniors Ministry. Because 34% of all Americans are 50 years or older, they understand the great potentials within our society to minister to senior adults. Together, they are working to develop a ministry that is dedicated to addressing the needs of our senior church members by providing opportunity for spiritual growth and development through programs and activities that inspire, educate, inform, entertain, and foster Christian fellowship. They believe their call is to enable seniors to enjoy a full and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, fellowship with one another and with persons of all ages in the congregation.