Matt Taylor - Pastor
Matt is a native of Charleston, SC and grew up with sand between his toes. He is married to Jennifer, and they are both graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (the only sermons Jen writes for Matt are the good ones). They have two precious children, Emma and Noah. Matt has been in the ministry since he was eighteen and the Pastor of the First Baptist Church since August of ‘06. His hobbies are working out at a local fitness club, eating, football, politics, and spending time with family and friends. If Matt were not a pastor he would want to be either the chaplain for the Pittsburgh Steelers or the speechwriter for GW.
Randy Sproat - pastor to students
Born on a farm in central Missouri, this young man has been through several adventures in his lifetime. An accomplished cake decorator in 4-H, saxophone player in his high school jazz band, President of his FFA chapter, spent a few years in Iowa as a Cyclone, student-taught inner-city KC, fried donuts before class each morning, hemmed jeans after class, found his first job at school with 75 students K-8, lived in Chicago for a few summers cheering for the Cubs, and married a girl from a town he never thought he would ever come to call home.
Steve Mino- Worship and Connections pastor
Steve was born right down the road in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri and grew up just a stones throw away in Stoutland Missouri. He is married to his wonderful wife Jeanetta and is extremely proud of his two kids Katie and Steven. Steve has a passion for the Lord and music. He is in a gospel group called “Changed” which travels and spreads God’s message in song. His group “Changed” had the privilege to sing the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls. Steve’s hobbies include, music, spending time with family and friends, laughing, eating, and laughing and eating… and laughing…. If Steve were not the Worship and Connections Pastor he would be hosting a game show or singing in variety show somewhere.
Andrea Clearbrook - Children's director
Andrea was born at Ft. Leonardwood and was raised in Richland, MO. She is married to Sean and together they started a local business 15 years ago. She has a son, Alex, and spends the majority of her time being a band mom. She enjoys hosting youth events at her house just to hear them laugh. She has also been seen at the pool doing water aerobics, to gain wisdom and hear awesome stories from women of a different generation.
Jordan Rockstad - Pastor of Missions and discipleship
Jordan was born and raised in Andover, Kansas. He is married to Heather and they have 3 beautiful children - Levi, Brinkley, and Winston. He received his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University. He spent 15 years in corporate America before deciding to change direction in his life and pursue something that truly matters. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and exercising(only because he likes to eat what he cooks).
David Durbin - Church administrator
David was born and raised in Lebanon, Mo, a community he is proud to call home. He worked for a local aluminum boat company for 25 years pursuing interests and acquiring many skill sets along the way. He is married to his lovely wife Dana and has a beautiful daughter Kaylee. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, tackling projects, gardening, working out and has a passion for playing drums with the FBC praise and worship team.