Pastor Joseph Pike- Senior Pastor
Joseph Pike has been serving as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church since August of 2017. Pastor Pike has been married to his wonderful wife Allison, since 2008. They have three beautiful children together. Joseph is a graduate of Hannibal LaGrange University where he received his bachelors degree in Bible. He has also received his Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, Joseph and his family have a heart for home town ministry. They look forward to planting their lives in the Mexico community and seeing those in the area come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Isaac Prior- Interim Worship Leader
Melanie Utterback- Early Childhood Coordinator
Melanie Utterback was born and raised in Mexico and is a fourth generation member of First Baptist. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Andy, and they live north of Mexico in the neighborhood where Melanie grew up. They have two children, Sophia and James. Melanie and Andy own Utterback Crop Insurance, LLC here in Mexico. She loves spending time with her family, on their families' farms, cooking/baking and being outdoors. Melanie has been serving as the Early Childhood Coordinator since October 2015.
Danielle Lightly- Administrative Assistant
Danielle is the newest addition to our FBC team. Danielle grew up in Jefferson City, however she currently resides in Fulton, MO with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include sewing, cooking, and any Pinterest or DIY project that she can find. She is also an online student at Columbia College in pursuit of a degree in psychology. We are excited to welcome Danielle to our First Baptist Church family!