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Park Hill Baptist Church is a democratic congregation, which is to say that the combined voting membership of the church has the final say in a great many matters of major importance. Nevertheless, when it comes to the day-to-day decision making and much of its ministry, Park Hill Baptist Church is led by a number of designated individuals listed below.

Dr. Rodney Harrison (Interim Pastor)

Dr. Harrison oversees Midwestern’s doctoral programs, extensions, online programs and accreditation. Dr. Harrison has a vast educational background and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University, Master of Arts in Christian Education and Doctor of Ministry in Mission Administration from Golden Gate Seminary. He has also pursued post-doctoral studies at Oxford University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Harrison is an avid motorcyclist, outdoorsman and shooting sports enthusiast. He and his wife Julie have three grown children, Joshua, Cassandra and Gabrielle.

WillWill Steinbeck (Minister of Music)

Will has a passion for music and for exhorting people in worship of the Lord. A graduate of the Music Composition program at Truman State University, Will is midway through his Master’s of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Will joined us in 2015 after a period of leading worship in Queen City, MO. He and his wife (Julie) anticipate the birth of their first child in spring 2017. Will serves the Lord not only by leading the regular weekly worship at Park Hill but also by organizing the seasonal musical arrangements for special occasions.

PhoenixPhoenix Davidovich (Minister of Youth and Children)

Phoenix is the newest addition to the staff at Park Hill Baptist Church. Phoenix is a native of the European nation of Belarus, and he comes to us after several years of missions work focusing on youth. Phoenix is pursuing his theological education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after having earned a B.A. in English, French, and English Literature at Minsk State Linguistics University. His enthusiasm for ministry among the next generation  is visible in all he does.

ChesleyChesley Belcher (Administrative Assistant)

Chesley is a life-long member of Park Hill Baptist Church, her parents having been charter members of the congregation. A graduate of the University of Central Missouri and a former art teacher, Chesley brings her design talents to the office where she uses them in the production of our Sunday bulletins and monthly newsletters. She and her husband, Brad, are watching with delight as their grown daughters finish college and begin careers of their own.

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Bible verse of the day

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.