Michael Nelson – Senior Pastor
Michael came to First Baptist Church in January 2015. He grew up in Orlando, FL., and by God’s grace came to Christ at the age of 15 through the ministry his local church. He is married to his wife Sheryl and they have three children: Nathan, Elizabeth and Katherine. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a master of divinity and a master of theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the senior pastor at Calvary Baptist church in Osceola, Ar. before coming to First Baptist. You can email Michael here.
Matt Rodgers – Pastor of Worship
Matt came to First Baptist Church in October 2015. He grew up in Raytown, Missouri and came to Christ at the age of 5 through faithful parents and a faithful church. He is married to his wife Victoria and has two children: Bentley and Olivia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Boyce College. He served as the worship leader at Koinonia Bible Church in Kansas City before coming to First Baptist Church. You can email Matt here.
Jesse came to First Baptist Church in January 2017. He grew up in the great plains of Gardner, Kansas. He became a believer in Christ Jesus at the age of 16 through the ministry of the youth group from his local church. He is married to his wife Alaina and they have one son: Edison. He received a bachelor’s degree from Calvary University. He served at City Union Mission in the youth department before coming to First Baptist Church. You can email Jesse here.
Alaina started as the children’s director at First Baptist in January 2018. She grew up in Raytown, Missouri and still lives there with her husband Jesse and their son Edison. She has a degree in elementary education with a minor in special education from the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she served in the children’s ministry at Koinania Bible Church and as the education specialist at City Union Mission. You can email Alaina here
Faith Anne has lived in the Grandview area her entire life. Having attended First Baptist Church with her family since before she was born, by God’s grace, she came to Christ at the age of 7 years old. After earning her associate’s degree from Longview Community College, she became the administrative assistant in May 2015. You can email Faith Anne here.