Pastor John Nelson and his wife, Lois, came to Centropolis Baptist Church in June 2010. Pastor Nelson was saved and surrendered to preach while attending high school at Faith Baptist School in Olathe, Kansas. In 1990, John and Lois were married. While attending Shawnee Mission Baptist Temple, Pastor Nelson followed God’s call and started attending Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in 2003. He served as Assistant Pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Osawatomie, KS from 2007 until God called him to Centropolis, Kansas. Pastor Nelson will celebrate his 5th Anniversary at Centropolis Baptist Church on June 2015.
John Williams was saved at the tender age of four years old at Bible Baptist Temple in Saint Joseph, Missouri where his Uncle, Gary Williams, pastored. He surrendered to full time service in 1993. He graduated from Fellowship Baptist College in East Peoria, Illinois and married his wife, Roxanne in 1995. John went on to be a Youth Pastor for several years in Strafford, Missouri. The Williams’ joined Centropolis Baptist Church in 2011. He is currently working with the Youth and became the Associate Pastor in January 2015. John and Roxanne have one son, Jacob who is four.