Beth Tanaka

Beth Tanaka

Preschool Ministry Director

Call Beth's Office 816-778-1125

Staff member since 2001

Beth Tanaka

Beth has been caring for the church’s infants and preschoolers since she joined the FBR staff in 2001 before she even had little ones of her own. Now Beth and her husband, Troy, have two adorable children, Naomi and Zachary.

Beth received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and her graduate degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary here in Kansas City. Though she stayed local for school, Beth loves to travel. Since her husband grew up in Hawaii, the family makes one or two trips to the islands every year.

Beth’s favorite Bible verse is 1 John 3:1 for two reasons. First of all, when times are tough, it reminds her that she is a child of God and that she is deeply loved. No one can take that from her. Secondly, the verse reminds her tat her hope is not based on her own conduct but the work of Christ on her behalf. That is a true picture of love!

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1