Over the last 1/2 Century we have grown from a small mission home, to our current day 9 acre complex, located in the heart of Warrensburg, Missouri. We exists to know Him and make Him known. Over the years God has blessed our church, and our story is a testament to His faithfulness to us. More....
Our Mission is a simple yet profound one:
To know Christ and make Him known, locally and around the world.
Service & Weekly Activity Times
Sunday School at 9:00 am - For a complete list Click Here
Worship Service at 10:30 am
Youth Huddle at 6:00 pm
Memory Monday 2:30 -5:30 pm
Journey 6:00 pm
Fellowship Meal at 5:30 pm
Service at 6:15 pm
Wednesday Night Live - 6:15 pm
Meet The Team
Pastor Francis O'Donnell
Francis has been married to his High school sweetheart Shanna for almost 33 years. They have 4 grown children Hannah, Rebekah, Caleb, and Micah. Francis is a graduate of Warrensburg High School, University of Central Missouri and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Francis served in local churches in Missouri and Kentucky over the past 35 years and most recently served as the Lead Pastor of the Gathering Baptist Church with campuses in Independence and Blue Springs. He recently retired from pastoral ministry in December of 2021 and currently works as a Biblical Counselor at Lakewood Family Therapy in Lee Summit. Francis has a passion to help individuals and families to experience the transforming power of God’s grace through preaching, teaching and counseling.
Pastor Ryan Myers
Interim Youth Minister
Ryan is a native of Johnson County born and raised. He serves as a living testament to the power of Youth & College Ministry, especially here at GPBC. His ministry call was received in college at UCM, and He currently study at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in KC.
David Robinson, an ordained Deacon, was hired as the part-time Worship Pastor at GPBC in 2010. David has been involved in worship leadership since 1989.
In the Spring of 2013, David completed a 31-year career and retired from public school teaching. He was employed full-time as the Instrumental Music Director (6-12) and Boys Tennis Coach for the Knob Noster Public Schools, Knob Noster, MO. He began teaching in 1982 and spent one year in Windsor, MO. David earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Education and a Masters in Music Education from UCM.
David resides with Denise, his wife of 40 years, in Warrensburg. Although not on staff, she is the backbone of the worship band every Sunday on piano and plays a vital collaborating role in planning and administering the music ministry of GPBC. David and Denise have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Roger and Michelle Dumas have been happily married for 24 years. They have two children Olivia, who is a freshman in college and Mason, who is a sophomore in high school. Warrensburg has been their home for most of their lives and wouldn't mind it staying that way.
Roger has his M. Div. in Theology and is an ordained minister with a love for God's people. One of his quotes he is known for is "context, context, context". He has a heart for the church and wants people to understand God's word. God has blessed him with the knowledge to wear a lot of different hats in the church. Latest is Children's minister and head of education.
Michelle has always had a love for caring for children. God has gifted her with the ability to understand and care for them. She strives to make sure they feel safe and know the love of Jesus. She has been caring for children in her home and at church for 20 plus years. Michelle is the children's director at GPBC. She says working beside her husband in God's ministry is such a blessing.
Church Facilities Manager
Born right across the street from Grover Park at Western Missouri Medical Center here in Warrensburg. Ray graduated from Warrensburg High School in 2003. He started working at GPBC in 2006 and was Baptized in the Church in 2007. He is a huge World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Fan having attended over 20 events. His favorite movie is Cliffhanger and favorite meals are Poppy Seed Chicken and anything from Culvers and IHop. Both sides of his family are from a Christian background.
Melinda is the administrative assistant for GPBC. She is married to Travis Ridge and has a son, named Levi, who is two. She is the daughter of Bart and Elaine Craft and sister to Melissa and Troy Plummer and Cynthia White (Craft). She is also the daughter-in-law of Brian and Connie Ridge and granddaughter to Dorothy Ridge. Additionally, she is privileged to be the “cool aunt” to Rory and Remi Plummer. As a career person and as a mother she is always busy in the church and in her home with family. When Melinda does have time to myself she enjoys organizing problem areas and relaxing with a cup of coffee.
What We Believe
In essential beliefs– we have unity “There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs– we have liberty, “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…so then each of us will give an account of himself to God…so whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs –we show charity, “…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
We affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. More...