Leadership Staff

Dr. Buddy Perstrope

Dr. Perstrope joined the First Baptist Church staff as Senior Pastor in June 2012. He grew up south of St. Louis in Arnold, Missouri. Buddy has served as a Senior Pastor for over 15 years in growing churches in Mississippi and Georgia. He also served as a Children’s Minister for five years, including three years […]

Jerry Dudley

Jerry has served at First Baptist Church since September of 2000. He is a native to St. Louis and has been the senior pastor of three churches in Missouri prior to joining the staff at First Baptist. He has a God-given passion for Church growth and reaching lost people. He and his wife, Pam met […]

David Butler

David joined the First Baptist Church staff in August 2014. He grew up in the St. Louis area and has served as worship pastor for over 10 years in both Missouri and Georgia. Prior to becoming a worship pastor, he was an instrumental music director at FBC of Arnold MO. David is also a former […]

Tim Shepard

Tim joined the staff at First Baptist Church St. Charles in August of 2014 as our Student Pastor. He grew up in Springfield, MO and spent 3 years serving as the volunteer College Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church before joining our staff. Tim has a heart and passion for students, and a desire to see […]

Sarah Maxwell

Sarah joined the staff in April 2015 as the children’s director.  She grew up in Northeast Louisiana.  Prior to moving to the St. Charles area in July 2014, and joining the church in October of 2014, she lived in LeClaire, Iowa for 3 years and Benton, Arkansas for 2 years.  Sarah graduated from Louisiana Tech University with […]

Laurie Wallace

Laurie Wallace is the Preschool Director and she loves working with little kids!  She and Brian have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters of their own.  Laurie and her family joined First Baptist St. Charles in 2014, but she has been active in church preschool ministry for nearly a decade.  Laurie has a […]

Stan Norton

Stan joined our staff in January 2017. He helps lead & the church to embrace an Acts 1:8 model. He oversees the Missions Committee to strategically advance the cause of evangelism and missions.