Fred Allen, Senior Pastor
Pastor Fred Allen has been a pastor since 1973 and has served in numerous capacities including music, youth, children, and adults. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and has developed special talents for building Christian leaders. He has authored a number of multi-level Discipleship books which are being used by churches around the world.
He is known by most people as their “friend” and preaches the Bible in a “down-home” style. Pastor Allen has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 40 years. They have two sons, Duane and Chris, three granddaughters and four grandsons.
Ken Kerr, Assistant Pastor
Ken is the Assistant Pastor for Missions at LSBT. He oversees the missions programs of the church and the LSBT Missions Board, which consists of six LSBT leaders. Ken is in charge of both international and domestic missions and travels within the U.S. and internationally to help assist missionaries and pastors. Ken also is the coordinator for LSBT short term mission trips.
Ken has been married to his wife Orvilla since 1959. They have two children and nine grandchildren. Ken holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla. He worked in the Army Corps of Engineers as an officer and in other engineering jobs for 30 years while faithfully serving as a teacher and deacon before retiring from his job and joining the LSBT staff. Ken and Orvilla were part of the organizing team that founded the Lee’s Summit Baptist Temple in 1991.
Jerry Finchum, Youth Pastor
Jerry Finchum is the LSBT Youth Pastor. Jerry has been on the LSBT Pastoral Team since 1997 and is in charge of all aspects of the Youth Ministries. Jerry’s wife Carrie also works at LSBT as the Director of the Kiddie Kollege Daycare. They have been married since 1996.
Jerry graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Pastoral Degree in 1997. He began his work at LSBT in 1997 during a two year internship during which he worked in every area of ministry. In 2001 Jerry started the S.W.A.T. Team Ministry for children on Wednesday evenings. He also directs our Annual VBS Daycamp during the summer.
Darin Hatfield, Assistant Pastor
Darin is a Assistant Pastor with the Lee’s Summit Baptist Temple. Darin’s responsibilities are assisting the Pastor with projects around the properties as well as various ministries. His ministries include, Out Reach and evangelism, directing Discipleship 1 (Basic Christianity) and teaching an adult Sunday school class. Darin was Ordained to the ministry on October 29th, 2017.
Darin has been married to his wife Katherine since 1989. They have 3 children, Katie, Wyatt and Dylan. Darin worked for Hallmark Cards as a Section Manager for 26 years while faithfully serving as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon before retiring from his job and joining the LSBT staff in 2015. Darin and Katherine joined the Lee’s Summit Baptist Temple in 1999.