Pastor Rich and Chris Neeley
Rich and Chris Neeley arrived in Troy, KS on August 1, 2017. They had previously served in ministry in a pastoral role at Jamesport Baptist Church since 2011.
Rich has served in ministry since 2001. He has a mechanical engineering and attended seminary at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. His hobbies include fishing and hunting.
Chris has a counseling degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently completing her training and certification as a Biblical Counselor.
They have two children, Ashley age 24 and Zack age 21. Zack lives in Cameron, Missouri, and Ashley lives in Hannibal, Missouri.
Youth Pastor Donnie Dugger
Toshia and I were married on June 28, 1996, we have three children, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.
God led us to First Baptist Church in the Spring of 2007. A year after joining the church, we were asked to work as Youth Volunteers at the Power House with the teens. Toshia and I weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into, but took a leap of faith. After the third Wednesday service, I realized this is where God wanted us.
In November 2010, I had the privelege to fill the position as the Youth Pastor. After several cases of Mountain Dews, Christian concerts, Church camps, VBS's, sleepless nights, Calls and Texts from past and present teens, a couple dislocated fingers (who would have thought Dodge ball would be so crazy), and a broken collarbone (boys will be boys), God has blessed us with us so much.
Truly we give God the glory and honor for this opportunity!