Board of Directors

  • Joe Quick             -President

Joe,  his wife Amy and their two boys Kaden and Karter live in Runnells, Iowa. They are members of Soteria-Des Moines, A Baptist Church for over nine years. Joe is an Air Force veteran and recently graduated from Buena Vista University with a Masters in Education in School Counseling. Amy is a stay-at-home mother. Kaden currently attends Adventure Life School Preschool in Altoona and Karter is ending his time shortly in the terrible two’s.

  • Todd Stiles           – Vice Chairperson

Todd, his wife Julie, and their family live in Ankeny, IA where he serves as Lead Pastor at First Family Church.

  • Joni Wilkinson – Secretary

Joni has been involved with the Friendship Baptist Center since 1986. She is Administrative Assistant at the Clive Fire Department and also serves as the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) Coordinator for the Baptist Convention of Iowa. Joni is a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.

  • Bobbie Thies      – Treasurer
  • Tim Lubinus


Tim  began serving as Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa in March 2014.  Formerly he served as the missions pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa for eight years; prior to this, he and his family have served overseas for six years ministering among university students in South Korea and ten years as a team leader in Turkey. Tim’s Life verse, “For we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 3:8-9 CSB

  • John Jakes


John has been involved at the Friendship Center for the last 8 years. He came to Iowa with his wife Amy to serve at a church in Indianola 11 years ago. He and Amy have 4 children. He would invite your church or group to connect with this community at the Friendship Center because you will be amazed at the love these people have to give.



Facebook @FriendshipBaptistCenter

Twitter @fbaptistcenter