November 2015   
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Dr. William C. MIller

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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.


Associate Pastor for Students and Activities

Rev. Jason Welker

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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.   




Associate Pastor for Worship

Jeremy Champion

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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.

Administrator/Education Division

Gordon Epps

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Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Mrs. Karen Moore

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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 senior at Farmington High School and three beautiful grandchildren, Malachi, Rajydin and Peyton.


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.

Church Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Jessie Stephens

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In January 2004 Jessie began serving as church clerk and secretary to two associate pastors: Chuck Henson and Jason Welker. Prior to working at the church, Jessie was a secretary for Dr. Dennis Robinson for 16 years.


Jessie married her husband, Don, in 1970 and they have one son, Scott and wife Beverly, grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Ethan and wife Taylor, and three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Tanner and Adalyn.


Jessie began her Christian walk on March 9, 1959. Jessie loves being able to sing praises to the Lord whether it is in the adult choir, with ensembles or as a soloist. Jessie worked with children’s choirs for several years and currently substitutes in adult five Sunday school class.


Her hobbies are music, making floral arrangements, gardening and traveling.

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