Nick has served as the Pastor of Richland Baptist Church since 2013. He and his wife, Marsha, have five children – Noah, Levi, Silas, Zoe and Micah. Nick is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and Midwestern Seminary. Prior to joining Richland, Nick and Marsha served in Central Asia for six years, and before that Nick served as a youth pastor for Missouri Valley Baptist Church in Halls, MO.
A deacon since 1989 and a member of Richland since 1982, Rick also leads the church’s benevolence ministry and has been a worship music leader since 2001. Before retiring, Rick worked as a radio announcer and in broadcast sales for more than 38 years. He and his wife, Glenda, have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Billy has been a member of Richland since 1997. Wearing many hats, Billy is a deacon, the TeamKID director, a family group leader, and a personnel team member, among other things. A mechanic and inspector for many years, Billy currently works as a maintenance technician and inspector for Columbia Avionics and Aircraft Services. He and his wife, Terri, have two daughters.
James has been a member of Richland since 2000 and has been a deacon since 2007. Along with James’ roles as a deacon and a youth volunteer, James serves in other ministries in the church as he is needed. A man who stays extremely busy working various construction, maintenance and other jobs, James is also a hobby farmer with goats and alpacas. He and his wife, Tammy, have one son.
Jerry has been a member of Richland since 2001 and has served as a deacon since 2003. He also serves the church as a children’s ministry volunteer and does various projects around our church facilities. Born on a farm in 1942, Jerry has lived on a farm in Callaway County ever since. Although he retired from Farmers Mutual Insurance of Callaway County after being an Agent Director for nearly 36 years, Jerry is still a full-time farmer. He married his wife, Beverly, in 1968, and they have three children and four grandchildren.
Carson has been a member of Richland since 2001 and has been a deacon since 2007. He is also a family group leader and fills in as a supply preacher for Richland and other churches in the area. After growing up in Fulton and attending Northwest Missouri State University, Carson returned to Callaway County and is now the agriculture teacher at Fulton High School. He and his wife, Katie, have four sons.
Harlan has been a member of Richland for decades. Along with his role as a deacon, Harlan serves in other ministries in the church, including building maintenance, handyman work, event planning, decorating, and outreach. A local farmer, Harlan is known as a hard worker and a faithful servant. He and his wife, Judy, have two children and four grandchildren.