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Pastor Monty  has been  married to his high school sweetheart, Rhonda since May 1984 and has two adult children; son Derek who lives in TN and daughter Kristen of Poplar Bluff, MO and according to Pastor Monty, has the “prettiest,  smartest, sweetest and sharpest” granddaughter  this side of the  Mississippi.   (Ok, he actually didn’t  say that….but we think he believes it!)
 
His education is with Austin Peay  State  University and  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
Student Ministry  Pastor –
Drew Simmons
 
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.” 
Connections   Pastor  –
Zach Coonce
 
Zach  loves God, his country and  the church, so having Zach as our Connections   Pastor was a  perfect fit  for him.
 
He  is  a familiar face in  Doniphan, attending and graduating high school in this area.  After graduation, Zach joined the  military , serving his country  both  in the US and abroad before  being  called into the ministry and is now currently pursuing his degree.
 
One of Zach’s roles as our Connections Pastor is to develop and maintain a process  that will connect,  equip and assimilate visitors/guests and new members into the body of Christ known as FBCDON.
 
If you’re not sure which Life Group or study to get involved in,  Zach will help you find the perfect fit. 
 
 
 
 
Administrative and Financial Secretary –
Norma Powell