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Troy Richards

Senior Pastor

Troy and his wife, Kim, are Kentucky natives and have 4 children. Troy has his M.A. in Missiology and his B.A. in Corporate & Organizational Communication. He is also working on his MDiv. in 2019, then pursuing his DMin. Troy has been in ministry for 27 years and has a passion and love for God's people using innovative ideas and proven practices to equip and train the church.

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Daniel Maasen

Worship & Media Pastor

Daniel is originally from the O'Fallon, MO area and has been married to his wife, Anna since the summer of 2015. He has one son and likes wood-working, board games, and superheroes. Daniel received his BS in Worship Arts from Missouri Baptist University in 2014.

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Ben Bextermueller

Students & Missions Pastor

Ben married his wife, Shellie, in 2004 and they have had three children: Addison, Jase, and Ben. He has earned his BS in Religions Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, and a minor in History. He received his Masters in Christian Education from Midwestern Seminary. Ben enjoys baseball, SEC football, history documentaries, and playing sports games on his Playstation. 

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Senior Adult Pastor

Randy came out of retirement to work with our Senior Adults. He and his wife Cindy have 3 daughters and 12 grand-children, 9 of which are in the Jackson area. Randy is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and New Orleans Seminary and is a certified Growth Specialist for our Baptist Convention.


Suzanne Parr

Administrative Assistant - Office Manager

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Sherry Pressley

Administrative Assistant - Financials
Sherry and her husband, Wayne, moved to Jackson 3 1/2 years ago. They have 3 married children and 3 grandsons, Gabe, Keegan and Rowan. Sherry likes to travel, eat out, shop, quilt and have fun with friends and family.  Please stop by the office to say "Hello"!

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Steve Nation

Steve has been married to his wife, Margie, for over 30 years and has a son and 2 twin daughters. He has lived in the Cape Girardeau area all his life and has worked at FBCJ since 2014. Steve enjoys collecting guitars, and helping out.




Lisa Thornton

Lisa is originally from Southern Illinois, but remained living in Cape Girardeau after graduating from SEMO. She has lived in Jackson since 2008. She enjoys wakeboarding, fishing, mountain biking, golf, and playing guitars and piano... and not having her picture taken.


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