While serving as the interim pastor at Tiburon, Dr. Shouse made it perfectly clear that he was the interim and that the pastor search committee should seek the Lord's leadership in the selection of the next pastor of TBC. In 2008, after several months of work, the committee returned to John and indicated that God had led them to him. John restated that he was the interim and that they should get back to work. A couple of months later, they returned asking John to pray about becoming TBC's sixth pastor. John prayed and the Lord opened the door to his being called to serve as lead pastor while continuing his full-time role as professor of Christian Theology at Golden Gate. John is married to Stephanie and they live in Novato.
John is the author of An Introduction to Christian Worship and is active in the professional theater, most recently in Equity productions of William Shakespeare. Dr. Shouse is also a performing illusionist and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians. He has written numerous professional papers and publications, been featured speaker at conferences throughout the country, and has regularly been involved in pulpit supply and interim pastorates.
John is a native of Washington, D.C. and has served churches in Texas, Kentucky, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia. Dr. Shouse has also been an adjunct professor at Austin Presbyterian Seminary; adjunct professor of religion at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas; Garret Fellow in Systematic Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; guest lecturer for the Bible Chair at the University of Texas; and a Visiting Scholar at Fuller Seminary, St. Andrews University, and the Graduate Theological Union.
John's academic history includes a B.A. from Oberlin College, M.Div. & S.T.M. from Yale University and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Stephen became youth minister at Tiburon in October 2011. His passion is to make disciples of Jesus Christ locally, nationally, and internationally. He hopes to see the youth of Tiburon grow into disciples who know Christ, love Christ, and share Christ on a daily basis. Since moving to Marin in 2010, Stephen’s heart has been broken for the young people of the area. He sees a drastic need for relevant, relational ministry to the middle school and high school students of Marin. He believes God has huge things in store for this generation and can’t wait to see Him use them to reach the world for Christ.
Before serving at Tiburon, Stephen and his wife, Laura, served as interns to college students at San Francisco Mandarin Baptist Church. Newly married in July 2010, Stephen and Laura moved to California from Mississippi to attend seminary at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen has served as a youth minister for 2 years in Mississippi while a student at the University of Mississippi. Stephen was highly involved in the Baptist Student Union in Mississippi serving as a summer missionary, a freshmen group-leader, a summer mission’s recruiter, and president during his senior year. God has grown his heart for missions while serving as a domestic and international missionary to Alaska, China, Turkey and Slovakia in the past few years.
Stephen is a student at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Master of Divinity and hopes to pursue a PhD following graduation.
Beth is the Minister of Music at TBC and has served the church for over 25 years. Her responsibilities include leading the youth worship team, directing children & adult handbell ensembles, coordinating the children & preschool choirs and leading the adult choir. Beth enjoys composing and arranging and frequently writes music for the congregation and choirs of TBC. She also teaches private organ, piano and voice lessons.
She is married to Craig and has two sons and a daughter-in-law; Mark lives in Connecticut and Will & Devyn live in the East Bay. A native of Alabama, she holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Samford University in Alabama and the Master of Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. In addition, she has done graduate work at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Brice became Pastor to Families and Young Adults in November 2008. His great joy is helping people deeply connect and live in a daily way with Jesus Christ. He deeply desires for people to find a place of belonging during their sojourn in Marin County. His other great joy is his family – he married Susan in 1998 and has two boys, Owen and Jake. Brice loves movies, history, and college football.
Before coming to TBC, Brice served as lead pastor of Strawberry Community Church in Mill Valley for nearly 9 years. Brice ministered in several places before arriving in Marin. Among them was serving youth in Enid, OK in the early 1990s and coaching football in France while helping launch a new church from 1994 to 1996. Most recently he has traveled with 2 ministry teams to Uganda.
Brice was born in Alva, OK and graduated with a BA in Communications from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. In 2000, he received the Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley.
Glenn is the Executive Pastor of TBC with responsibilities that include missions, Christian life and administration. He is married to Janet and has three children, daughter Megan, son Aaron & daughter-in-law Autumn and two grandchildren, Emiliana Noelle & Riley Noah. Glenn also serves as director of Theological Field Education at Golden Gate Seminary.
Coming to Tiburon in August, 2003, Glenn and Janet returned after a 21-year absence. During seminary days at Golden Gate Seminary, they were active members of TBC teaching 2nd graders while Glenn also coached at Bridgemont High School in San Francisco. Graduation in 1982 took them to a church in Chula Vista CA, for 13 months where he served as Minister of Youth and Education. From there, they headed to Seattle to serve in student ministry at the University of Washington for 5 years. In 1988, the Prescotts headed to Virginia, where Glenn would work for the International Mission Board of the SBC for 15 years in the creation and development of the International Service Corps program and led the ISC/Journeyman Team in processing intermediate-term missionary personnel during that time.
Glenn was born in Pampa, TX, graduated from high school in Cedar Rapids, IA, received his A.A. degree from Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, MO, B.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, and his M.Div. and D.Min. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA.
Ida joined the Tiburon Baptist staff in April, 2008. She is a California native and long time resident of Marin City. Ida accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in 1995. She is an active member of Village Baptist Church in Marin City, where she serves as co-leader of the Management Team, cell group leader, children’s worker and trustee.
Ida is currently completing a degree in Humanities at Dominican University, San Rafael. She enjoys volunteering in the community and has served as Recreation-Aide for the Marin City Community Service District and presently works as parent coordinator for the Hannah Project; a youth development and empowerment program which equip teens for academic proficiency, leading to college and career success after graduation.
She enjoys movies, music, reading, spending time with extended family, and visiting the elderly (shut-in & convalescent). Ida believes this position at Tiburon Baptist Church is her way to minister to God’s people.