Pastor Micah J. Tanis


Micah was born and raised in a pastor's family in Wisconsin and came to a saving knowledge of Christ through the ministry of Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. After graduating from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, he continued his ministry training through Maranatha Baptist Seminary and spending summers leading the TEAM, counselors, and kitchen at Camp Chetek before moving to Minnesota to pursue a Master of Divinity through Central Seminary in Plymouth. Joining the Timothy Mentor Program at First Baptist Church of St. Francis, Micah served on the Pastoral Team from 2009 to 2014 in the areas of Children's Ministry, Awana, Patch Club, VBS, Preaching, College & Career, and assisting with Saint Francis Christian School in Fundraising and Athletic Director. 

First Baptist Church of St. Francis and Micah's mentor, Pastor Steve Brower, were instrumental in training for the ministry. After filling pulpit in Morris for services in December, January and February, FBC|Morris asked Micah to candidate and on March 2, 2014 was unanimously voted in as the Pastor of First Baptist Church. With the full blessing of FBC|St. Francis, Micah & Ranae moved to Morris and began their ministry. 

You may find Pastor and Ranae around Morris as they love to visit the local parks and shops. Contact Pastor Tanis if you are interested in finding out more about our church. The Tanis' have three children, C.J., Raelynn, & Oliver.

Micah's life verse is Micah 7:7 "I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me."