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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 six children—Jack, Max, Maggie, Gray, Annie, and Knox. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching sports. You can send Jason an email at




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. He is passionate about encouraging others to continue to grow in their faith. John and his wife, Leslie, have four children – Noah, Lylah, Alayna, and Jonah. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing racquetball, soccer, and softball. You can email him at



IMG_2844.JPGJustin Honey

Worship Pastor

Justin has been the worship pastor at First Baptist since February 2019. He desires to spread the word of God to everyone he comes into contact with and then with those people glorify his name with song, prayer, and deed. Justin is currently finishing up his collegiate studies in Mathematics, actuarial science, and music. In his free time Justin plays sports and music. You can email him at




SarahSarah Marlin

Creative Content Director

Sarah is the Creative Content Director at First Baptist Church. She is passionante about reaching the city of Kirksville through creative media, social media platforms, and printed materials. She is also very involved with our First Kids' Ministry. Sarah and her husband, Jason, have six children—Jack, Max, Maggie, Gray, Annie, and Knox. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, teaching art, creating, and cooking.  You can email her at