Jon Church, Senior Pastor
Jon Church has served with his wife, Debra, as a bi-vocational pastor of Katy Park Baptist Church in Sedalia, MO, since 1998. Jon has owned and operated Fas-Break Windshield Repair and Replacement since 1995. Before serving at Katy Park, Jon ministered at a church in Kansas for 6 1/2 years. Jon and Debra both served as church planters in New Mexico under the US-2 program of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jon has his B.S. in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University and his Masters in Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jon and Debra have 3 children - Nathan, Micah and Natalie.
Richard DeFord, Associate Pastor
Richard DeFord was ordained as a pastor in 2001 after serving in youth and music ministries for 12 years. Richard and his wife, Amie began their ministry at Katy Park in January 2008. They have 3 children, Caleb, Nathaniel and Sarah.
Richard is bi-vocational and works as the Chaplain for Fitzgibbon Hospital and Fitzgibbon Mary Montgomery Hospice in Marshall. He is currently in a doctoral program, studying Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy. He also serves as the administrator for the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains where he leads the board in certifying chaplains in healthcare, military, prisons, higher education, hospice, long-term care and corporate environments. He is endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention and North American Missions Board as a healthcare chaplain. He is also one of a handful of recognized chaplains by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
Ryan Stone, Children's and Worship Director
Ryan is our Children's Pastor and is a vital part of our worship team. In addition to ministry at our church, Ryan is a music teacher at the Smith Cotton Middle School. He is married to Kirstin.
Caleb DeFord, Youth Director
Caleb is the Youth Director for our church. He is in his Junior Year at the University of Central Missouri, studying Cyber Security. He is helped by his girlfriend, Shiloh. Both grew up at Katy Park Baptist church and it is blessing to see them blossom in ministry to our youth.
Kirstin Stone, Secretary
Kirstin is our church secretary and is part of our worship team, in addition to helping her husband, Ryan with the youth program. In addition to ministry at our church, Kirstin is a registered nurse at Bothwell Regional Health Center
Stan was ordained by God and licensed by the church to preach in 1992. Stan retired as a maintenance electrician from Alcan Cable in 1995. Stan and his wife, Charlotte, live in Sedalia. His primary spiritual focus is evangelism, serving wherever he can to further the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Brent has been an elder at Katy Park for several years and is the director of our Life Group program. He is married to Lisa and together they have 2 children: Hayden and Erin.
Thom serves as a deacon in our church and also teaches a lifegroup class with the topic of discipleship. He and his wife, Paula, have five adult girls. He works as the HR Manager at Enersys in Warrensburg, MO.
Scott heads up our Usher ministry and together with his wife, Pam has 2 children: Jake and Megan.