Who We Are
Senior Pastor, Joe Perkins
I have been blessed in so many ways by my marriage to Terry in 1984. God added two daughters, Melissa and her husband Lucas, along with Christina and her husband Cody. Both live in Texas and are married to youth pastors. Melissa and Lucas has one daughter, named Paislee, who her Pop thinks is pretty sweet. Any time I get to spend with my wife and family is a win! Pastoring First Baptist Church of Mound City has been one of my great thrills in life. Since 1994 Terry and I have found the congregation to be eager to serve, ready to connect, and enthusiastic about studying the scriptures. For some reason Terry and I took up running about 5 years ago. About an hour later we are usually glad we did it. I get a kick out of many things in life including sports, reading history, motorcycle rides, and traveling.
Student Pastor, Jacob Goff
I am a Husband, Father, and Student pastor. I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist university with a degree in Student Ministry and have been serving at FBC since January of 2015. I married Shauna Goff who has a degree in Counseling from Oklahoma Baptist University in January, 2011. We have added to our family since then, Asher (2013) and Emma (2014). I enjoy fishing, sports, competing in anything, mud runs, and watching football. I have been a believer since 12 years old and was called to ministry in my junior year of high school. My passions as a Student pastor are to drive students to take their faith serious and become mature believers who have a passion for God and the Local Church and to assist parents in the spiritual growth of their students.
Discipleship Pastor, Caleb Richardson
I am a child of the King, Father, Husband, Mentor, and Friend (hopefully). I grew up in West Michigan, graduated from Grace College with degrees in Youth Ministry & Counseling. I met and married my wonderful wife, Andi, while in college. We got married after college in May of 2010, and added Ariel Joy in September of 2014 and Jude Alan in May of 2016. I love adventure, the outdoors, pretty much any sport, doing obstacle runs, and snowboarding. I am passionate about discipleship and equipping and encouraging believers to make their lives count. I believe the local church is the hope of the world. I want to be a part of that hope.
Children's Director, Erin Mendenhall
I am a Colorado native, but have lived in Southeast Kansas since 1999, shortly after getting married. My husband, Brad, and I have one child, Brevin, who is amusing & amazing! I enjoy spending time outdoors, taking road trips, bargain hunting and learning new creative skills. I have worked with pre-school age children since 1993 in some form or another and completely love the joy and energy that comes from children of that age.
Administrative Assistant, Connie Shoemaker
I am a city girl who collided with the country when we moved to Linn County in September of 2016. We were invited to attend a service the next month and well, here I am. I have been married to my husband Bobby since 1994. The following year we were fortunate to have our son Josiah. He gave us a wonderful daughter when he married Anastasia in August of 2016 and then moved to Newton, Kansas to start their life together. We share our home with our two labradoodles Charley Jae and Marley Mae. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, riding my motorcycle, flea markets and working in my yard. The BIGGEST deal in my life is being a King’s Kid-a daughter to the best Father! Life brings many changes and I have discovered that blessed are the flexible for they shall not snap into! I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of the FBC staff.