Our  Team

Rick Biesiadecki-

Interim Lead Pastor

Rick has worked in full time ministry for 24+ years. During that time, he has served as a pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. He and his wife, Julie, also served as appointed missionaries with the North American Mission Board with the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is a graduate of Liberty University (BS, 1991), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, 2000), and is presently finishing a Doctorate degree in Marriage/Family at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He has two sons, Caleb and Will.
Some of his favorite movies are: Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Star Wars, the Princess Bride, and more. In his free time, he loves to hangout with his family, drink coffee, and watch an FSU football game – GO NOLES!
email: fsunoles1976@gmail.com

Kayla Dowdy –

Worship Leader

Kayla is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has been leading worship for 4 years through different churches, worship festivals, and youth camps. She and her husband, Austin, live in Jackson, Missouri.

Kayla is passionate about learning new ways to use music to share the Gospel. She is also passionate about baking, longboarding, and painting.
email: kaylani.dowdy@yahoo.com

Allison Miller –

TRIBE and Children’s Director
Allison earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Southwest Baptist University in 2014. She is currently a second grade teacher at North Elementary School in Jackson. Allison incorporates her passion for teaching and love for Jesus by working with our children’s ministry.
Allison resides in Jackson with her husband, Rus, and two dogs, Millie and Frank. In her free time, she enjoys going to the river, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.
email: ammiller@jackson.k12.mo.us