Say hello to the leadership team at First Baptist Bolivar

Meet our leadership

Billy Russell, Senior Pastor and his wife Regina

Billy Russell came to FBC from KC to serve as Associate Pastor/Esquire Pastor in November 1999 (until December 2005), and has served as Senior Pastor since January 2006. His primary ministry responsibilities revolve around: preaching/teaching, prayer, leading/equipping, and pastoral care/counseling. 

Billy met Regina, his wife, at a psychiatric hospital in Ft. Worth, TX., during seminary. They married June 18,1988, at FBC Hurst, TX. Regina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Social Work at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. They have a son, Zack, who is a graduate of Missouri State University. 

Billy enjoys travel, jazz, reading, and is an amateur JFK historian. He is a fan of the professional sport teams in Detroit and the University of Michigan.

Dave Becker, College and Missions Pastor
Sara Ericksen, Pre-K Coordinator
Davin Hagebusch, Student Pastor
Mike Knight, Associate/Discipleship Pastor
Mike Pitts, Esquire Pastor
Jeremy & Kim Scowden, Encounter Worship Leaders
Sherry Shoemaker, Esquire Coordinator
Bret Stanford, Worship Pastor
Tom Stanford, Administrator/Food Services
Missy Vestal, Children's Ministry Director
Pam Webb, Worship Arts Coordinator