Kevin Kolb, Senior Pastor
Pastor Kevin Kolb received a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Bible from Baptist Bible College in 1994, and a Master's Degree of Biblical Studies in 1997 from Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology. He served at West Division Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, as Music Director and at Berean Baptist Church, Bolivar, Missouri as Youth Pastor. Pastor Kevin came to Grace Baptist Church in July of 1996 to be the Youth Pastor.
In May of 1998, he was called to be the Co-Pastor, serving with Pastor Butcher in that position for seven months. He became the Senior Pastor when Pastor Butcher retired. Pastor Kevin accepted the position with a humble spirit that revealed how seriously he viewed the responsibility placed upon him.
Pastor Kolb consistently challenges the members of Grace Baptist Church as he teaches and preaches from God's word. He has a sincere desire for souls to be saved. His goal is to equip the members of Grace Baptist Church to please God and become more like Christ.
Jonathan Krawczyk, Associate Pastor
Jonathan was led to Christ in June of 1979 by his Sunday School teacher and was later baptized at Heritage Baptist Church. Two pastors who had a tremendous impact on Jonathan's life and surrender to ministry were Don Cooper, the pastor of Breton Road Baptist Church where Jonathan attended as a teenager, and Ted House Jonathan's uncle and mentor.
In the summer of 1990, after summer youth camp, God changed Jonathan's plans of pursuing the field of architecture. Instead, Jonathan committed to serving God in full time Christian service and in September of 1992 he enrolled at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. In May of 1996, Jonathan graduated from Baptist Bible College and immediately began to serve as youth pastor at the Capital City Baptist Church in Jackson, MS.
After two and a half years, Jonathan accepted the call to Grace Baptist Church as Associate Pastor. January 10, 1999 marked the first service for the Krawczyk family at Grace. Since coming to Grace, Jonathan has been ordained into the Gospel ministry. He and his family have found a ministry in which they thoroughly enjoy serving, and a church family that they dearly love. God has seen fit to allow Jonathan and his family to stay and work with Pastor Kolb and be planted in a place they call home.
Phil Coolbaugh, Pastor
Phil Coolbaugh received his B.S. in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Bible College in 2001 and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology in 2005. Before coming to Grace, Phil served for nine years, in various ministries at Meadowview Baptist Church, Republic, Missouri including teaching the College and Career Class and directing the Children’s Church Ministries. In May of 2006 Phil came to Grace Baptist Church to serve as youth pastor.