Our Staff

Jason Marlin

Senior Pastor

Jason Marlin is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church. Jason is passionate about teaching the Word of God in creative and compelling ways to motivate people to Make, Mature, & Mobilize disciples. Jason and his wife, Sarah, have four children—Jack, Max, Maggie, and Gray. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching sports. You can send Jason an email at Jason@firstbaptistkirksville.com

John Marshall

Associate Pastor

John Marshall is the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministries at First Baptist Church. John desires to see others come to know Christ and to make Him known and he is passionate about encouraging others to continue to grow in their faith. John and his wife, Leslie, have three children – Noah, Lylah, and Alayna. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing racquetball, soccer, and softball. You can send John an email at John@firstbaptistkirksville.com

Ernest Motley

Minister of Music

Ernest Motley has served as the minister of music at First Baptist since 2002. He considers it a true blessing to serve as the music minister at FBC because it allows him to share his spiritual gifts and musical talents with his church family. Ernest is passionate about spending time with his family. He especially enjoys coaching and supporting them in sports which keep him busy throughout the year! You can send Ernest an email at Ernest@firstbaptistkirksville.com

Austin Dovin

Youth Coordinator

Austin Dovin is the Youth Coordinator at First Baptist Church.  Austin loves serving the Lord and is passionate about helping the youth grow and mature as followers of Christ. Austin is currently attending Truman State University and is on the wrestling team. He enjoys athletic competition, Frisbee golf, long boarding, and spending time with family and friends. Send Austin an email: Austin@firstbaptistkirksville.com