Dr. Ray Smith, B.A., M.A., DMin

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Ray and his family came from the foreign mission field to our church in the fall of 2004.  Over his thirty year career, Ray has served churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Nicaragua and Missouri. Ray and his wife Kay Lyn have five children who all live in the area.

One of Ray's favorite verses that serves as the mission statement of his ministry is "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  Romans 12:2  KJV


Associate Pastor of Students

Austin Miesner

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Austin is currently a Graduate student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary working on his Masters in Theology. He currently works burying cable around the area as his full time job outside of work. Austin has been called to the ministry since he was 18 and is excited to become part of our family and work with our youth. His wife, Ashli, is a work from home mom and stays at home with their son Alex.

A verse that Austin strives to live out in his life and ministry is,

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. 10:31 ESV

Associate Pastor of Worship

Kevin Dodd

We are pleased to welcome Kevin Dodd as our Associate Pastor of Worship.  Kevin is serving as our Music Director and leading our choir during service on Sundays..

Ministry Assistant

Kayla Dorris

Kayla began as ministry assistant for First Baptist Church of Battlefield in February 2001. She is married to Andy and they have three children and three grandchildren.   Kayla earned a college degree at Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State).

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Isaiah 40:31 Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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