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 […]

Martha Alexander

Martha Alexander joined the staff in December 2018 as the children’s director.  She was born in Alabama and lived in Tennessee, Louisiana and Georgia before moving to Missouri in 2007.  She met her husband, Craig, while attending Auburn University.  They were married in August of 1992.  They have three children, Lauren, Megan and Stephen. Martha […]

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.

Luke Perstrope

Luke began serving on staff at First Baptist Church St. Charles in January 2018 as a Seminary Pastoral Intern before becoming the Interim Student Pastor in March 2019. For over ten years, he has been involved in worship ministry through student bands and Sunday morning bands. Luke passionately invests in students so that they may […]