Our Leadership

Doyle SagerDr. Doyle M. Sager –  Lead Pastor
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Doyle is a native of Albany, MO, and has served as senior pastor of First Baptist City, Jefferson City, since July 1997. His life mission statement expresses a desire to live God’s grace and to build bridges of understanding and love, and his life text is Galatians 5:22-23. He loves his wife Janet, his three children and their spouses and his grandchildren. (He also really loves coffee and the Kansas City Royals.) For relaxation, Doyle follows Major League Baseball, collects old books, watches lots of movies (especially old black and whites) and reads lots of poetry and presidential biography. When guilt overwhelms him, he runs on his treadmill or works in his yard.

Because so many pastors helped Doyle when he accepted God’s call to vocational ministry at the age of 15, he counts it a privilege to pour his life into others through  mentoring/discipling. Doyle is a monthly columnist for both Baptist News Global and Word and Way. Because he believes God cares about every person and for the total person, Doyle is equally passionate about seeing people come to faith and caring for their needs. He is actively involved in Bread for the World and is a member of Missouri Faith Voices and its local affiliate, Faith Voices for Jefferson City.  One of his favorite quotes: “The Kingdom of God is creation healed.”

Doyle holds degrees from the University of Central Missouri (BS Ed) and from Midwestern Baptist Seminary (Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry). Doyle is past president of Churchnet (the Baptist General Convention of Missouri), a Baptist network serving churches. He is a trustee emeritus of William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, where he served as a trustee for nearly twenty years. He was co-founder and president of Mainstream Missouri Baptists (1999-2002), an organization committed to preserving historic Baptist principles, centered around religious liberty for all people.

Rod MaplesRev. Rod Maples – Pastor of Worship
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Rod has been on staff at First Baptist as Associate Pastor of Worship since January 1998. He is a native of Missouri, having grown up in the Springfield area. He graduated from Willard High School in 1974, earned a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri in 1979, and then received a Masters in Church Music at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981.Prior to serving in Jefferson City, Rod was Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church of Joplin, Missouri (1981-1991), and Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Sedalia, Missouri (1991-1998).Rod is married to Sherry, a kindergarten teacher, North Dakota native, and graduate of Jefferson City High School and the University of Missouri. They have a son, Blake.Rod enjoys time with family, friends, running, a good cup of coffee, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Mizzou sports, and of course, all kinds of music!

Melissa HatfieldRev. Melissa Hatfield – Pastor of Youth and Missions
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Melissa has been on staff at First Baptist since January 2000. Melissa is a native of Jefferson City. She attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Social Science/Spanish Education.  She earned a Masters of Education in Counseling from Lincoln University in 2000. Melissa worked for the Jefferson City Public School District from 1995 – 2000 as a high school history teacher and as a counselor for at-risk high school students.Melissa was licensed to the gospel ministry in March 2004 and has finished several hours of seminary work towards a Masters of Divinity at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas. Melissa loves life in general!  She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and teenagers;  traveling; hiking;  reading great books; watching movies; and being the best aunt possible to her niece and nephew.

Hannah CoeRev. Hannah Coe – Pastor of Faith and Family Formation
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Hannah Coe serves as our Associate Pastor of Children and Families.  She was born and raised in Georgia.  Hannah earned a B.S. in Integrative Creative Therapy from Berry College in Rome, GA where she was a proud participant in the WinShape College Scholarship Program for four years.  Hannah earned her M.Div. from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Care. She was ordained by her home church, First Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia, in March 2011 where she served on the ministerial staff prior to coming to FBCJC.  Hannah has served in ministry with college students, youth, children, couples, and the mentally and physically ill.  She is honored to have served in leadership roles with Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia Coordinating Council. Hannah is married to David, who recently completed a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development at the University of Georgia.  Hannah and David have two daughters.  All four of the Coe family members keep an eye on Summer, their mischief-making dog.  Together, they love evening walks, sharing delicious food with friends and family, art, running, and especially coffee.

Jim HillDr. Jim Hill – Pastor of Administration
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Jim Hill serves as our Church Administrator. Jim also serves as Executive Director of Churchnet—a Baptist network serving churches and a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri. Jim has served more than 42 years in ministry as a pastor, church planter, missionary, and denominational executive. He served as executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention from 1998 to 2001.Jim served for eight years as the first pastor for South County Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Jim also served on the staff of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as director of the Field Servicing Department. In this position he led in the development of national church starting strategies including budget development and the management of 1300 missionaries and field personnel. He also served as a missionary of the Home Mission Board’s Church Extension and Language Missions Divisions, as director of church extension and language missions for the Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association. Jim has also served as a pastor and church starter in Missouri and Georgia.He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. William Jewell College awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree. He is married to Bettie Jo, and they have three sons and three grandchildren.

Noah AngelRev. Noah Angel – Pastor, Familia Cristiana Internacional
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Noah has served as pastor of Familia Cristiana Internacional, Jefferson City, since May 2009. He is a native of El Salvador, but due to civil unrest during the early 80’s his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when Noah was 15. After graduating from high school Noah earned an equivalent to a Bachelor in Theology from the Latin-American Faculty of Theological Studies, in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1991, a Diplomat in Human Development from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1992 and a Diploma in sacred music in 1993 from Emmanuel Baptist Church also in Guadalajara. He was ordained to the ministry in 1992.In August 1993, (during the big flood) Noah came in his ark to Jefferson City, invited by the Language Department of the Missouri Baptist Convention. In 1998 he earned an Associates in Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, in 2002 a Bachelor of Health Science in Nuclear Medicine from University of Missouri-Columbia and a MBA from William Woods University in 2007. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.Noah has served as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, in Guadalajara, Mexico; Hispanic Baptist Mission of First Baptist Church, California, Missouri; Founder and Pastor of Latin American Ministries, Columbia, Missouri; and Nuclear Medicine staff at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City until December of 2008. He served in the advisory committee council of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Noah currently serves on the board of the Missouri Baptist Credit Union, in Jefferson City. He enjoys reading Christian and business books, medical journals and American History, follows Mizzou Football and Basketball and lately downloading books in his iPod.

Robin StullRobin L Stull -Maintenance Supervisor (Crew Chief)
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Robin has been on staff at First Baptist Church since May 1991. He is a native of Missouri and grew up in Mexico, Missouri. He received his high school diploma in 1978 from Mexico High School. He also received his Associate degree at Linn State Technical College in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1980. Prior to coming to First Baptist Church, Robin was employed at Broadway Village Apartments in Columbia. He has also worked for Harold G. Butzer and Broadmoor Apartments, both in Jefferson City. Robin lives in Jefferson City with his wife Teresa. They have 3 children, Clint, Jordan, and Lexie. They also have a daughter-in-law, Danica (married to Clint), and two grandchildren, Jasper and Cosette.

Support staff

Carol Kaylor

Carol Kaylor assists as Financial Secretary.

 

 

Alice Satterfield

Alice Satterfield serves as Music Assistant.