Durwin Kicker-Pastor | email@example.com
Pastor Durwin Kicker has been with Marshfield First Baptist since January 1995. He originally came on staff as Minister of Youth and Education. In October 1997 the church called him to become the senior pastor. He is a southerner at heart, growing up in north Alabama, and is a Crimson Tide fan! Durwin gave his heart to Jesus at age eight. At age 17 he answered God’s call into ministry and began preparing for vocational service. He is a 1985 graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and in 1989 earned his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Durwin’s wife, Kim, is very involved in our music ministry and is an elementary music teacher in our Marshfield school district. They have two adult children, Anna and Kyle.
Pastor Durwin says, “I love Marshfield and Marshfield First Baptist! This is a church family that genuinely strives to honor the Lord and reach our city, state, nation and world with the Good News of Jesus. God is continually teaching me so much as we try to lead our church and follow God’s desires for us. My greatest desire as a pastor is to be effective in leading people to worship the Lord, continually grow in their spiritual lives and serve God with the gifts He has given them.”
Follow Pastor Durwin’s blog at www.durwinkicker.com.
Becca Hungerford- Children’s Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca was a member of First Baptist for over eight years before she became the Preschool and Children’s Minister in 2007. Sunday school, vacation Bible school, and church camp are part of her favorite memories and that’s why she loves sharing these events with her church family’s kids all year long. Becca has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Southwest Baptist University as well as an associate’s degree in “Never a Dull Moment Living” from her 20+ years of marriage to her high school sweetheart, Todd. She also has the privilege of being “mom” to Eli and Emma.
Andrew Lewis – Worship Pastor |
Andrew came to serve as full time Worship Pastor in August of 2013. He has felt a strong calling to ministry since his childhood. Both traditional and modern musical worship styles are ingrained into Andrew’s ministry. His father, Allen, is the Music Minister at South Kansas City Baptist Church. The oldest of 5, Andrew has lived in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri, all places where his father served in Baptist Churches. Like his father, he studied Church Music at Southwest Baptist University. His wife Brittany studied Nursing at Union University, and her father is Senior Pastor at South Fulton (TN) Baptist Church. The Lewises have a son who was born in 2013 and his name is Elijah. Andrew is an avid sports fan and his favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Arkansas Razorbacks, and Memphis Grizzlies.
Chris Smith – Youth Pastor | email@example.com
Chris came to Marshfield First in November of 2015 as the Student Pastor. Chris is married to Connie and they have two boys Isaiah and Levi. Chris was saved and baptized as a child in House Spring, Missouri where he attended church with his family. Chris answered the calling to work with students in 2005 and has had the privilege to do so since.
“Working with students for the last 10 years has been a great joy and privilege. One of the great transformations that takes place in all of our lives is from the 6th-12th grade years. It is truly remarkable to be able to watch this taking place in the lives of the young people that God has allowed me to work with.” Chris is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris is an avid hunter and fisherman who loves to be outdoors with his family and friends. The St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Arkansas Razorbacks are among his favorite sports teams.