Since 1986, Dr. William C. Miller has been pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmington. Previously he served as pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, MO and Concordia Baptist Church in Concordia, MO. As a student at Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, he served part-time roles at the First Baptist Churches of West Plains and Holden, MO.
Bill graduated from Southwest Baptist College (now University) in Bolivar. He earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and completed the basic extended unit of clinical pastoral education at the VA Hospital in Kansas City.
Bill is married to Mary Beth. Their older son, Andy, daughter-in-law, Alison, and granddaughters, Campbell and Molly, live in Fayetteville, AR. Their younger son, Nathaniel, daughter-in-law, Ashley, and granddaughter, Hattie, also live in Fayetteville.
Bill is a member of the board of directors for ChurchNet (BGCM) and is a trustee for Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. As important as these ministries are however, his heart is with the local church and his greatest desire is to lead FBC to fulfill God’s purpose for our church.
Jason began his ministry as Minister of Students and Activities at First Baptist Church in 2009. Jason has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media and Theatre from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri (2005). He also earned a Master of Divinity degree with a Student Ministry concentration from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (2009).
Jason and Amy married in August 2005. They both have a passion to work with students of all ages, and have a passion to help them grow in their own faiths while sharing their faith with others. Jason and Amy have been blessed with 3 daughters, Vivi, Sophie, and Gracie, and are very excited to be serving the Lord in Farmington.
Jeremy began serving First Baptist Church of Farmington as their Associate Pastor for Worship in August 2015. Prior to serving at First Baptist Church of Farmington he served churches in Illionis, Florida, and Conneticut. Since a child Jeremy developed a love for music and serving in his local church. It was during his late adolescent years that Jeremy felt the Lord leading him into vocational ministry. As such, he attended and graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music (piano emphasis). While attending MoBap Jeremy meet his wife, Mechelle. Soon after graduation the two were married and began serving together in ministry. Feeling lead to continue his studies in worship, Jeremy completed his Master of Arts degree in Worship Studies (leadership concentration) from Liberty University.
While Jeremy loves the role God has given him in ministry, it is his role as a daddy that gives him his greatest joy. Jeremy and Mechelle have four children: Riley, 10; Parker, 8; Bailey, 7; and Logan, 5. They love to do things as a family and enjoy the smaller things in life, such as watching movies together or playing in the river, but are thrilled to be a part of God’s bigger picture as they serve as a family at FBC.
Mrs. Karen Moore is the pastor’s administrative assistant at First Baptist Church. Karen began as the church secretary/church clerk in April 1994 and promoted to pastor’s secretary in 1999. In 2014 she celebrated her twentieth year on the church staff.
Karen and David married in 1984. They have three children: Anna-Katherine and husband Eric Miller, Shalimar and husband Deacon Lambert, Victoria a freshman at Mineral Area College and four beautiful grandchildren, Malachi, Rajydin, Peyton and Auxrora.
Karen began her walk with Christ in 1976 and continues that ministry through her work in the church and in the community. For twenty years she has been the GA director, working with first through sixth grade girls, teaching, learning and doing missions. For the last twelve years she has worked on the state mission task force for a girls’ retreat. Karen helps with a new ministry on Sunday mornings in the "Made From Scratch" Cafe.
Gay began serving as church clerk and administrative assistant to the church, January 4, 2016. Prior to working at the church she taught social studies for twenty-two years at Central High School, retiring in 2008. At that time she and her husband, Ray, served as worship leaders in serveral churches until his death.
Gay has one daughter, Cathy (Josh) Hemmendinger, one son, Sam Cook, two step-sons, Tracy Wampler and Chris Wampler and five grandsons, Wade Hemmendinger, Lucas Hemmendinger, Brett Wampler, Sawyer Wampler, and Ely Wampler.
Gay has been a Christian since her youth and has been a church pianist since the age of 13. She has taught Sunday school classes of all ages and continues to serve in the music minstry of the church.
She loves to read, spend time with her children and granchldren, and enjoys traveling.