Meet the South Reno Baptist Church Team!

Pastoral Staff

Dr. Joe K. Taylor

Senior Pastor
Pastor Joe is the Senior Pastor of our church, and he has been with South Reno Baptist Church for almost 30 years.  He is married with 4 grown children. He has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary).  When not at the church, Pastor Joe enjoys dating his wife, camping, tinkering in the garage, and reading. His favorite food is "yes" and his favorite Scripture passage is Acts 20:24 (NASB):

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God." 

Timothy Patton

Administration and Education Pastor
Pastor Tim is the Associate Pastor of our church, and he is responsible for Education and Administration.  Tim and his family have been with South Reno Baptist Church since February of 2000.  He has degree from LSU Shreveport and a Master of Divinity with Emphasis on Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. With 3 grown kids, Pastor Tim's favorite thing to do when he is not working is fishing. His favorite food is steak and his favorite Scripture verse is 2 Peter 3:9 (NASB):

"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance."

Joey Montoya

Young Adults and Worship Pastor
Joey is our Young Adults and Worship Pastor here at SRBC. He has been on staff with us since August of 2019. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Christian Counseling from Liberty University and has a Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joey enjoys spending time with his wife and loves all things Bay Area sports (don’t ask him about the recent Super Bowl loss).  His favorite food is Korean Barbecue, his favorite passage of Scripture is Luke 8:26-39, and his favorite verse, as of late, is Psalm 27:4 (NASB):

"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple."

Joseph Savage

Youth and Missions Pastor
Joseph is our Youth and Missions Pastor, joining our staff in June of 2023.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Reno and is pursuing a Master of Divinity through Gateway Seminary (online).  Joseph has been married to his beautiful wife for over 20 years, and together they have been blessed with 3 school-aged children. Joseph's favorite food is sushi and his favorite things to do include playing the trumpet, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.  One of his favorite scripture passages is Acts 26:18 (NASB):

"To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Jesus."

Support Staff

Kim Sperling

Preschool/Children's Coordinator
Kim and her family have been attending South Reno Baptist Church for over 20 years. Kim has a B.A. in education from Averett College (now Averett University). Her desire is to guide children to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. When not at the church, Kim enjoys reading. Her favorite kind of food is "comfort food" and her favorite Scripture verse is Zephaniah 3:17.

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

Hannah Crownover

Pastoral Administrative Assistant
Hannah and her family are members here at South Reno Baptist Church. When not at work, Hannah has her hands full with her family: two adult children and two school age children.  Her favorite food is Italian, and her favorite Scripture passage is Lamentations 3:21-26.

"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord."

Caroline Rich

Finance Secretary
Caroline has taken over Finance at SRBC. She is a retired CPA, and has lived and worked in Reno for over 30 years.  Caroline and her husband Jim have two grown children and four grandchildren.  Her favorite things to do are hiking, pet therapy visits with her dog Chester, and competitive fencing.  You might also find her playing a pink and green bass on Sunday Mornings! Her favorite food is strawberry shortcake and her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13.

"I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me."

Cadie Peters

Social Media Associate
Cadie joined our staff to help us manage our social media and website as of August of 2023. Cadie found us through our young adult ministry, where she is very active.  She is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno, double majoring in Psychology and French, with a minor in Sociology.  Some of her hobbies include hiking, reading, and scrapbooking.  She loves Mexican food and her favorite Scripture verse is: Philippians 3:8-9 (NASB):

"More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith."

Alli Thomas

Alli is our receptionist, joining our staff in November of 2023.  She recently moved to the Reno area from Las Vegas.  Alli has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  When not at church, Alli likes reading, camping, and taking road trips.  She loves to go shopping and is an avid Golden Knights fan!  Alli's favorite food is In-N-Out.  Her favorite passage of Scripture right now is 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NASB):

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ."

Angelo Carlini

Facility and Grounds Technician
Angelo joined our staff in February of 2024, but his family has been coming to SRBC for many years prior to that.  He is currently studying Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Angelo plays the piano, and he always loves a good laugh!  His favorite food is hamburgers and his favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB):

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."