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Pastor Monty  has been  married to his high school sweetheart, Rhonda since May 1984 and has two adult children; Derek—28 of Clarksville, TN and Kristen—25 of Poplar Bluff, MO. 
His education is with Luther Rice Seminary.  He enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and watching college football—Go SEC! 
He has been the senior pastor of First Baptist since December 2013 and loves to see people come to know His Savior!
His favorite verse is Isaiah 41:10 – “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (ESV).
 
 
Senior  Pastor –  Monty Flanigan
Youth Pastor –
Drew Simmons
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Drew  loves doing youth ministry, especially here in Doniphan!   Drew was raised in church and accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized, “in the muddy Black River”, at a young age. 
 
In 2010, he married Brittany and  together they decided they were going to put Christ first in their marriage. Brittany is such a great help to Drew in the ministry and in life.
 
Drew’s passion in life is to lead youth to Christ and disciple them on their faith walk.
 
He and Brittany also co-own Marble Slab Creamery in Poplar Bluff and have blessed several churches, (especially ours) with Ice Cream socials.
 
Drew’s favorite scripture is Romans 1:16 ” For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Administrative and Financial Secretary –
Kathleen Gilmore
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Kathleen joined our team  recently  after having moved back to her hometown where she had been away from for 30 years and we are very blessed to have her. 
 
Kathleen earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Villa Nova University and an under graduate degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. 
 

Her favorite Bible verses are Colossians 3:12 – 3:17  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.   Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.    Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”