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First Baptist Church of Wentzville
653 Luetkenhaus Blvd.
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone Number: 636-327-8696

Sunday Morning:
9:30am - 10:45am
Sunday School B and Worship I
11:00am - 12:15pm
Sunday School C and Worship II

Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.




Meet the Staff
Pastor Ralph

Brother Ralph has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Wentzville since September of 1999. He enthusiastically married Sherri Lynn (Keen) on April 23, 1977. The Sawyers have five children: Angela, Teresa, Andrew, Stephanie, and Valerie. They also have five exemplary grandchildren born to Thadd and Angela Lapsley: Benjamin, Timothy, Matthew, Abigail, and Joshua. His life verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58.


Grant is a native of Missouri. He joined the staff of First Baptist Church in December of 1994. He is a graduate of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri with degrees in Church Music, Vocal Performance and Business Administration. Grant has a passion for utilizing the gift of music as one of many avenues by which true worship can be expressed. He has two children, Sam and Abi. His life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.


Harvey and his family moved from Ohio to Missouri in 1998. He has been a member of First Baptist since 1998 and became a full-time staff member in March of 2005. Harvey has a passion for the Word of God and helping others understand and apply it to life. His wife, Conda, is Director of the Solid Rock Preschool at First Baptist. They have 2 children.


Jeremy is a native of Louisville, KY, where he lived until he joined the staff here in December 2007. He and his wife, Julie, married on May 28, 2005. They have one child, Chloe. Jeremy graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Louisville, KY. His desire is to partner with parents to see students come to know Christ and develop into God honoring men and women.


Jason Hoke, Children's Pastor Jason is a native of Missouri. He joined the staff in August of 2006. He and his wife, Belinda, married in 1996 after graduating from Hannibal-LaGrange College. Jason also graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served in Children’s ministry in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Missouri. They have two children, Caleb and Sarah.-- Isaiah 40:8


Joanne was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Joanne and her husband Dallas have been married 37 years and moved to the St. Louis area in the early 1980's. She has been the church secretary for the past 12 years. They have three married children and 4 grandchildren.


Rhonda Dickherber spent her childhood in Jonesboro, Ar. She moved to the St. Louis area in 1984, where she met and married her soul mate, Kevin, in 1987. Kevin & Rhonda have two children who are both in college. Rhonda has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Maryville, University. After living in Dallas for 6 years, she and Kevin moved back to Wentzville in 2003 following Rhonda's retirement from SBC Inc. Rhonda is responsible for the church’s bookkeeping, tracking attendance and contribution records, and administrative support to the ministers. She is also the Sister2Sister ministry team director.


Conda was born and raised in Ohio and moved to the St. Louis area in 1998. She has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Her husband, Harvey, is the Minister of Education and Technology at First Baptist Wentzville and together they enjoy serving the Lord in various church ministries. Harvey and Conda have two children, but are empty nesters, have been married 24+ years, and reside in Lake Saint Louis. Conda has held her current position since August of 1998. She feels led to minister to women concerning their relationship with the Lord, their husband, and their children. Her passion is pointing children toward the Lord at an early age and ministering to and teaching women.


Gary is an Oklahoma native and US Navy veteran.  He has degrees from Oklahoma State University and West Texas State University and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University.  Gary retired from SBC/AT&T in 2000 and worked for six years as Church Administrator in San Antonio, TX before moving to Wentzville in 2007.  He and his wife, Saundra, have been married since 1965 and had two sons, Paul and Benjamin.  Gary and Saundra moved to the area in order to be close to their three grandchildren by their oldest son Paul and wife Mary.  He has worked for FBCW since March 2009 and is also the coordinator for the Financial Peace program.

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