Pastors and Ministers
4 children; 11 grandchildren
Live in Colorado.
37 years in ministry
Served with Torchbearers International for 28 years.
Have been traveling internationally teaching the Bible in various settings to Bible students, rural pastors, in conferences, churches, etc.
Russ Carpman - Worship Leader
Russ grew up in Texas in a Christian home and came to know the Lord at the age of 9. He was baptized soon after that, and his faith really began to grow when he moved away from his childhood home and family to Colorado to pursue a career in electrical engineering. He met his wife Pam at a singles bible study group sponsored by MVBF (then First Baptist Church of Estes Park), and they were married in 1989. Both Russ and Pam have been members of MVBF and regularly attended and ministered in various ways since before they were married. Russ and Pam have lived on Storm Mountain near Drake ever since they have been married, where they built a home and raised two sons, Travis who lives nearby in Fort Lupton, and Levi who is currently studying music at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The whole family has participated in the worship team ministry at various times over the years, and now, after retiring from a 35-year long career in engineering, Russ has assumed the role of leading the worship ministry at MVBF.
Nancy moved to Estes Park in 2017 and became our secretary in August 2020. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and Sarasota, Florida. She attended Missouri University of Science and Technology, earning a degree in Applied Mathematics . Nancy followed her husband, Archie, through the oil patch, as he worked as a petroleum engineer for over 40 years. They have three children and one grand-dog. Nancy enjoys sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, card making , hiking, and playing the piano.