First Baptist Church, Houston, Mo.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our staff

            Russ Stigall - Pastor
               Russ was born in St. Louis, Mo. While he was growing up he spent a lot of time on the
family farm just north of Houston. Russ became a Christian at the age of 8 and was called into
ministry at the age of 16. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Baptist college.
While there he met and married his wife, Susan. They have three children, Patricia; Joshua and
his wife Tori; John and his wife Michelle. They also have one grandson, Nate.                                                                                                   
         Debra Stockard - Ministry Assistant
             Debra and her husband have lived in the area for the past 20 years. She is married to Joe
Stockard, of Stockard Insurance, LLC, and they have one son, Andrew, who is a professional
drummer and also attends OTC. Debra is a certified Lay counselor with certification through Light
University and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She also enjoys ministering to
others through singing with her group Shekinah Glory.
      Bonnie McElroy - Music Director
           Bonnie and her husband, Jack, have two children and returned to the Houston area in 1996.
Bonnie previously spenteven years as music director at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland
Park, KS. She also directed the hand bell choir and children's choir at First Baptist Sweetwater
Church in Longwood, FL.
      Frank Fry - Facilities Manager
          Frank has been married to his wife, Doris, for 54 years. They have three daughters. He is a
deacon in the church and a past Sunday School director and teacher.