Excelsior Springs Baptist Church
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Christ Centered. Bible Believing. Family Focused.

ESBC Staff


Pastor John Dearing 

Pastor John is a native of DeSoto, MO where he spent his childhood exploring every inch of his family's farm. He is married to an amazing wife, Andrea, and has three wonderful children - Jack, Charis, and Lizzy. Pastor John enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, and as MIZZOU grads, John and Andrea feel most at home cheering on the Tigers and can usually be found wearing something black and gold.


Worship Leader-Marsha Davis  agneslucille@hotmail.com

Youth Pastor-Chris Knutter

Pastor Chris is a local to this area growing up on his parent’s farm in Lawson, MO where he has been involved in church ministry his whole life.  As a child he spent many weekends traveling to churches throughout the Midwest with his grandparent’s southern gospel singing group, The Gospelaires.  During High School Chris was an active member in his local Youth Group and helped lead a student taught bible study at his school.  Pastor Chris graduated from William Jewell College with his Bachelor of Arts Degree double majoring in Business Administration and Organizational Communication. While in college he was involved with Christian Student Ministries on campus as the Fellowship Team Leader.  He also worked on several different mission trips by feeding the homeless of New York City, Hurricane relief work in Florida and more recently at an Orphanage in Baja Mexico. It was during college that he first started leading a youth group at his local church and realized his calling to Youth Ministry.  He and his wife Ronda share a love for the Kansas City Royals, probably because it is one of the first places they met.  They have two amazing children, a son named Connor and a daughter named Caydence. Any free time that he has is always spent outdoors exploring nature, sometimes by hiking or boating but usually on an ATV or UTV.  

Secretary- Francis Raines office@excelsiorspringsbaptistchurch.com

Maintenance/Janitor-Fred Meyers


The church office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are CLOSED for lunch from 12 NOON to 1:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.