Dr. Kevin Payne, Pastor
 Kevin 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.  
Kevin 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 dscott@fbcindep.org
I 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 Peirce
Russell W. Peirce, Associate Minister, Student Education
March 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 CopelandJamie Copeland, Office Manager/Secretary
FBC 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.  
First Baptist Church,500 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816.252.3377 - Email: church@fbcindep.org
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