Dr. Kevin Payne, Pastor|
Payne was born and raised in Excelsior Springs, MO. Tammy Siegel
and Kevin were married May 31, 1980 and have two married daughters:
Heather Perdue and Holly Williams, and lovely grandchildren.
received his BA Religion at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar,
MO; a Masters in Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry at Midwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Kevin has
served in several churches as Pastor since 1981. His "hobbies"
include riding motorcycles and playing guitar.
Lori Clemens, Child Care Center Director|
Some 30 plus years ago I began with FBC as a lead teacher, and then developed into
Assistant Director, and ultimately Director. I have been Director
for the last several years.
My philosophy regarding child care is
to instill a foundation of love and encouragement while providing our
children with the essential skills needed to flourish in their school
environment. We at First Baptist Church Child Care Center are
pleased to offer a loving staff, exceptional curriculum and a safe
nurturing atmosphere for our community's children.
My husband Tim and I have been married over 30 years and have two lovely married daughters and spunky grandchildren.
David Scott, Children's Ministry Coordinator
have been attending FBC since 1994, when I became engaged to my
wonderful wife Ronda. We have been married 17 years and are
blessed with three great kids: TJ, Ainslee and Sam, who are 5th
generation FBC members. I am a fan of most sports, BBQ and the
water. I have taught 16 years in Independence and consider it an
honor to be the Children's Ministry Coordinator at FBC.
Nathan Dean, Music Director|
Began with FBC in June 2010. Enjoys playing and teaching guitar and leading Worship.
Russell W. Peirce, Associate Minister, Student Education|
2018. I'm new to FBC and I'm very excited to help students find a
place in this world in Jesus Christ. I have 20 years of Children,
and Student Ministry experience. My favorite part of the ministry
is getting to see them fall deeper in love with Jesus. You can
see it on their face, it's amazing! If you have any questions
don't hesitate to reach out via email, FBC News, or through the FBC
Facebook page. It's a great way to stay current with what's going
on at the church. Hope to see you soon!
|Jamie Copeland, Office Manager/Secretary|
gave me the opportunity to be a part of the FBC family in December 2007
as Secretary/Receptionist/Office Manager. I enjoy being a part of
people's lives and the members and friends of FBC give me joy.
Core to my role is overseeing office volunteers, computers and
other equipment as well as most written materials. I also
coordinate the Master Calendar for FBC and I support the FBC Child Care
Center with clerical skills.
When I am not in the office
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am -4:30 pm, I involve myself with family and
friends shopping, entertaining, and hosting dinners. I enjoy
creating original Christmas stockings with many designs, beads and
sequins. David and I were married in 1971 and have two sons,
Jonathan and James.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior
when I was in the 4th grade. He is the reason my husband and I
enjoy sharing our lives and talents with others.