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Nancy Jakes

Minister of Worship & Administration

Nancy joined the staff of First Baptist Church, Sun City West on September 1, 2014 as part-time Minister of Music. With a love for both senior adults and music, her coming was not only an answer to God’s call on her life, but also the continuation of a twenty-three-year career of working with seniors in various ministry capacities.

In 2001, Nancy became President of Baptist Senior Life Ministries (BSLM), a partner of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, and the ministry arm to seniors across the state. She continued in that role until 2012, and later became Interim Minister of Music at First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix before coming to Sun City West.

Nancy is married to David Jakes who has led both Arizona Baptist Retirement Centers (now LifeStream Complete Senior Living), and Arizona Baptist Children’s Services, and who served as Executive Pastor of First Baptist Church, Sun City West between 2014 and 2016.

Over the past year, Nancy’s duties have been expanded to include not only music and worship, but also administration. She has a great love for senior adults and in helping them realize God still has a special plan for them to utilize their unique gifts and talents in serving Him.

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