Pastor Tom Brennan

After six years establishing a church in rural Pennsylvania and sixteen years revitalizing an inner-city church in Chicago, in 2019 Tom Brennan accepted the call to pastor Bible Baptist Church. He and his lovely wife, Mandy, have been married since 1999. They have three children, Jack, Emma, and Sam. Pastor Brennan is happiest at home, surrounded by his family, with a cup of tea to hand and a large stack of books within easy reach. Failing that, he can be found hiking one of the many beautiful trails here in Dubuque or slowly barbecuing something on his smoker.


In addition to pastoring, the Lord has given him an active writing ministry. Birthed in 2014, Brennan's Pen includes a blog, daily emails designed for men in ministry, and three books to date. You can find more about his writing by perusing his blog, Concerning Jesus, or his author website, Brennan's Pen.

Assistant Pastor Gene Gibbons

Gene Gibbons and his wife, Autumn, both attended and graduated from Bible college at Providence Baptist College in Elgin, Illinois.  Autumn graduated in 2018 with a degree in Music Education, and Gene graduated in 2020 with a degree in Pastoral Assistant Studies.  It was at college that they formed a friendship that would be the foundation on which they were happily married in 2018.  In the fall of 2020 Gene accepted a position as assistant pastor here.


Gene was born and raised here in Dubuque and attended Bible Baptist Church for most of his life. He enjoys music, both singing and listening to it.  Whenever he gets the chance, he also enjoys stealing away to the many backroads and trails of Dubuque.