Senior Pastor, Dik Abbott, is the son of a Baptist minister who pastored rural churches around Colorado from 1940 until he retired in 1978. Dik was one of seven kids, just about in the middle of five boys and two girls. He received his first B.A. from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO. Then during the VietNam years, Dik enlisted in the Marine Corps.
After active service, he attended Denver Seminary for one year then enrolled at University of Northern Colorado where he received his second B. A. in Secondary English Education.
In 1985 Dik and Christy were called to pastor the Walsh Baptist Church, Walsh, CO and served there for nearly 13 years. In March of 1998 Dik and Christy answered the call here at First Baptist of Cedaredge and have loved ministering here from then to the present.