Jim Walker, Senior Pastor

Jim has served several Missouri churches over the past 30 years. As a pastor, he considers himself a servant leader. He loves to encourage people, teach God’s word and shepherd people spiritually. He has a passion for missions and loves to see local churches reaching out to the community with Christ’s love and message of salvation He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and has a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jim met Gina, his wife, at college and they were married January 3, 1981. They began their joint service to Christ in 1982. First, they served in Youth Ministry and then transitioned to Pastoral Ministry in 1986. God blessed Jim and Gina with two children. David and Amy. As a husband and father, Jim and his wife Gina treasure their time with family. As a couple, Jim and Gina enjoy taking walks, having folks over to their home and just enjoying life.

Mike Parrett, Senior Associate Pastor-Education & Administration

Our small groups’ guy is Mike Parrett. He is on mission to connect people with Christ and other believers. He believes that small groups are a great way to experience Jesus Christ and life together. Mike is a long-time member of FBC and serves as a bi-vocational minister, working part of the time as an instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College and part of the time as our Senior Associate Pastor of Education and Administration. Mike and his wife, Linda, are healthcare providers who organize medical missions to Southeast Asia. They love traveling, meeting people and serving others. One of their favorite traditions is family vacations at the beach and now they take them with their grandchildren.

Caylee Dugger, Youth Director

Caylee Dugger is a Kansas City transplant who originally comes from Nashville TN. Her love for good coffee, good conversation, and good books is only surpassed by her love for God and His Word. When Caylee isn’t sipping coffee and reading her Bible or another book you can find her writing, hiking, paddle boarding, traveling, or simply exploring the city around her. Caylee has worked and traveled extensively as a missionary and is now pursuing her Masters in Theology with an emphasis in Missions. She hopes to one day return overseas to serve as God leads.

Allen Lewis, Worship Director

Allen has served churches as a Worship Leader/Minister of Music for over 35 years. He believes that God gave us music to give back to him in Praise and Worship. In the Old Testament David encourages us to Praise the Lord with all instruments and with everything we have in Psalm 150. In the New Testament Paul encourages us to sing Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Ephesians 5:19 and again in Colossians 3:16. There are many other imperatives throughout God’s Word to sing and make music to Him.

He has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Religion And Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He worked on a Doctor of Ministry degree, from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, but has not completed it yet.

Allen and his beautiful wife Angela have been married since 1987 and have been blessed with 5 wonderful children, (Andrew, Jonathan, Marian, Daniel and Christian) who are all married. They have also been abundantly blessed with 7 grandchildren, (Taylor, Audrey, Tavin, Eli, Lilli, Logan, and Wesley.)

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