Staff

These are our Staff:

 

 

Dr. Brian Brubaker

Lead Minister

 

Jerad Joslin

Associate Minister

 

Lance Corter

Youth Minister

 

Kristen Steele

Children's Director

 

Brandon Foster

Creative Arts Director

 

Lainie Burkybile

Secretary

 

Terry Pryor

Building Custodian

 

Lindsey Moss

Building Janitor

 

Notes and Pictures follow...

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Dr. Brian Brubaker

On July 13, 2014, Brian and Cindy Brubaker accepted the call to lead our church as the Lead Minister (and wife).  Brian began as an interim minister here in November of 2013 after several other interim positions over the years, helping churches like ours through times of transition.  He was a professor of New Testament and Ministry at Ozark Christian College since his hiring in the fall of 1996.  A natural teacher, Brian enjoys preaching through books of the Bible and plans out sermons months and years in advance.  His wife, Cindy, is retired from the public school system in Joplin and has the heart of a true servant.  Brian grew up around the corn fields of Iowa and is a faithful fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals.  His affection for OU and OSU athletics is...growing!


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Kristen Steele

      Kristen grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Joplin, Missouri in 1998.  She graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Christian Education degree.  She has been in youth/children's ministry in Marion, IA, Des Moines, IA and Ozark, MO.  Kristen also worked as office manager at Christ's Church of Oronogo for 5 years.
      Kristen is passionate about teaching kids about Christ and working alongside parents to bring their kids to a deeper relationship with Christ.  Through upbeat and relevant programming, she seeks to teach kids how to "love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength." (Mark 12:30)

 


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Lance Corter

       Lance Corter was hired as our youth minister in June of 2017. His wife, Sarah, is a nurse at Freeman Hospital in Joplin and has been a D-group leader and youth sponsor for several years. They have two children...Brody (7) and Emersyn (4). Lance has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a Master's degree in Social Work from Missouri State Universtity. Lance was previously the Dean of Students at Nichols Elementary and has been a youth sponsor and D-group leader at FCC since 2010. He is known to some as "The Beard" and is famous among students for his "man bun"! Lance loves to hunt, be sarcastic and pull pranks on staff members in the office.


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Lainie Burkybile

       The voice you will probably hear when you call the church is that of Lainie Burkybile, who began serving as our secretary in August of 2017. Lainie came to us after working in retail management and as a bank teller.  She has a compassion for people and a heart for God.  When you call the church office, she strives to answer your questions with grace and understanding, and if she doesn't know the answer, she will find someone who does!


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Brandon Foster

fccmusicdirector@gmail.com

       Brandon accepted the position of choir director (now Creative Arts Director) in January of 2012.  Since then, he has also been an important part of the Sunday morning services, helping lead the music.  Brandon and his wife, Mika, have two young children, Hudson and Karson.  Mika is a Dental Hygenist at a dental office in Miami.  During the week, Brandon works for St. Francis-Monkey Island as a Physical Therapy Assistant.  He is very gifted and has a great heart for the church!


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Jerad Joslin

jeradjoslin@hotmail.com

       From August of 2005 to June of 2017, Jerad was our youth minister, working with middle school and high school students.  In June of 2017, he officially became our Associate Minister.  He leads our worship in music on most Sundays with the help of Brandon Foster and the worship teams and helps with the church's shepherding ministry while also teaching and preaching in the rotation with Brian.  Jerad is a graduate of Ozark Christian College and served as Youth Minister with the First Christian Church at Lamar, Missouri before coming to Miami.
       He and his wife, Kassie, grew up in Oklahoma City and got to know each other while attending Putnam City West High School. Kassie is now an English teacher at Miami High School. They have two children, Jeren (student at Ozark Christian College) and Jami (student at Miami High School).


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Terry Pryor

        Our building demands lots of care, and one man responsible for this work is Terry.  Terry provides us with valuable repair work and maintenance all over the building.  We thank God for his willingness to serve.  His job is never ending and often tedious, but he gives to us and the Lord cheerfully.

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