- Our Leadership -
Josh Holler, Lead Pastor
Josh was born and raised in Southwest Kansas. Immediately following high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served on two deployments to Iraq between 2007-2009 with 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment. Following his service, he attended Wheaton College where be attained his BA, Covenant Theological Seminary for his MDiv, and he is currently a PhD candidate at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies & Ethics. He is the author of Redeeming Warriors (2020, Christian Focus), and is a lover of Christ, theology, writing, occasional poetry, and expositional preaching. In 2009 he married the love of his life, Laura. They have five beautiful children.
Curtis McClain, Teaching Pastor
Dr. Curtis McClain is a professor of Bible and former Director of Christian Studies at MBU, where, in 2022, he began his 35th year of service. He comes from a rich heritage of ministry in Southern Baptist life. During college and seminary days, he
worked in two youth ministries, participated in mission trips to Mexico and Wyoming, pastored two churches, and taught in a school for children with learning difficulties. He came to MBU near the end of seminary training. While serving MBU, he has been the interim pastor of nine churches, participated in mission trips to Latvia, Australia, and Africa. In addition, he has been to Israel twice.
Curtis and Patsy, his wife of 42 years, have two wonderful daughters and nine
grandchildren. Their first daughter, Beth, married Joshua Porch. They have seven
children: Faith (13), Grace (12), Angel (11), Samuel (10), Nathaniel (10), Ruth (9),
and Levi (5). Their youngest daughter, Meredith, married Trevor Clevenger and
has two children: Remington [(Remy) 2] and Skylar (1 month). Beth’s family live
next door to Curtis and Patsy while Meredith’s live within two miles. Meredith’s
family currently attend FBC, St. John as well.
We are in the prayerful pursuit of other men to raise up as elders in our church.
Donita Forsythe, Church Secretary
Donita is married to Todd and is very proud of her two adult children, Ryland and Emily. Donita has been a church secretary at FBCSJ since 2000. When you call the church she will be the one on the other end and will probably be able to answer any questions you may have. Donita came to FBCSJ through our Mother’s Day Out program with her children and has been here ever since. Donita is an Iowa girl and a diehard Chicago Cubs fan first and St. Louis Cardinals fan second. She loves to travel and explore, enjoys most sports and loves to laugh.