Harvey and Lois Seidel came to First Baptist Church of Thermopolis in the spring of 1994, having spent 30 years in church planting. Pastor Seidel was the founder and director of Baptist Church Planting West.
Both Pastor Seidel and Lois grew up on the farm in Iowa, and they met in Bible college. Their first ministry was church planting in Colorado and Wyoming with Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions. They moved to California in 1983 to team up with couples starting new churches.
Bible teaching and expository preaching define the pulpit ministry of Pastor Seidel. Making the Bible both real and practical is his goal in ministry.
The Seidels have four boys, three in Wyoming and one in California. They have eight grandchildren, four boys and four girls.