Meet the Staff

The members of the First Baptist Church staff strive to provide Godly leadership for our congregation and work to meet the needs of our members.  We’re proud of our staff at FBC and hope you’ll take the time to get to know them as well as we do!

Ed Jansson
Office phone: (573) 888-4689
Direct phone: (573) 344-2638

Ed Jansson came to First Baptist Church in 1995 from Lawton, Oklahoma. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1974, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cameron University in Lawton.  He has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Ed has served in five churches over the last 38 years. Since coming to First Baptist, the congregation has responded well to Ed’s straightforward preaching and teaching style.

Ed is married to Judy. They have three children: Julie, Kyle and KC. They also have six grandchildren: Shayla, Hailey, Shondra, Kendra, Noah and Nathan. 

Music Director
Bill Hook
Office phone: (573) 888-4689

Bill Hook was born and raised in Kennett and is a proud graduate of Kennett High School.  Bill has a bachelor of music education from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, and a master of arts in teaching from the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.  Bill’s wife, Sandy, is a retired school teacher and serves First Baptist Church as our pianist.  Bill and Sandy met and married in Colorado Springs where they were both teaching in the local schools.  The Hooks returned to Kennett in 1979 and Bill began leading music at FBC a couple of years later.  Bill and Sandy have two sons, Clark and Jason, and three grandchildren.

Support Staff
Church Secretary: Virginia Smith
Financial Secretary: Jessie Evans
Custodian: Mike Harbrueger