Growing in Grace

Growing in Grace

Pastor and Staff

Dan McCoy


Pastor McCoy grew up on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Southtown Baptist church and received a good Biblical foundation, but did not fully understand Salvation. In February of 1993, he accepted Christ as his Savior after diligently reading the Bible for 8 months.

He was called to preach in the spring of 1993 while praying at the foot of his bed. In 2001, he and his family moved to Indiana in order to attend Hyles-Anderson College. He graduated with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology in the spring of 2006.

He started First Baptist Church of Urbandale in November of 2006 with his wife, Kim, and his five children.

Josh Kent

Assistant Pastor

Josh accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 15 after his family decided to move to Northwest Indiana where he was eventually called into full-time Christian work. He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2004. He and Sarah moved to Des Moines in March of 2007 where they became members of FBC and have been attending ever since.

Josh currently oversees the youth department, serves as a Deacon, and is an assistant pastor of First Baptist Church.Sarah is actively involved in the ministries of the church and oversees our church nursery.