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.
Josh has served as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for Richland Baptist Church since 2016. He and his wife, Christa, have three sons – Nehemiah, Ezra and Elliot. A graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange University, Josh has also done some graduate work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh and Christa have their own home-run business called The Happily Ever After.
A deacon since 1989 and a member of Richland since 1982, Rick also leads the church’s benevolence ministry and has been the “interim” 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, TeamKID director, church trustee and family group leader, 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, including but not limited to children’s ministry, maintenance ministry, finance team and comic relief. An assistant manager of O’Reilly Auto Parts in Columbia, 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 served as a deacon since 2003. He also serves the church as the chairman of the finance team and a children’s ministry volunteer. 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, our chairman of deacons, has been a member of Richland since 2001 and has been a deacon since 2007. He is also a family group leader, finance team member 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.
Marvin has been a deacon for Richland Baptist Church since 2007. He is also the chairman of our trustees and is an assistant leader of one of our adult family groups. Retired from MFA Agri Services after working for 33 years, Marvin is a part-time farmer. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children and 10 grandchildren.
Harlan has been a member of Richland for decades. Along with his roles as a deacon and a finance committee member, Harlan serves in other ministries in the church, including building maintenance, handyman work, event planning 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.
Ron has been a member of Richland (for the second time) since 2016 and has been a deacon (also for the second time) since 2017. Along with his roles as a deacon and a family group leader, Ron serves our church family in other ministries, as he is a trustee, a sound board operator, and sings with our praise team. The assistant manager of Plaza Tire Service in Fulton, Ron is also a skilled carpenter. He and his wife, Jean, have three children and two grandchildren.