WHAT IS HMBA?

The Heart of Missouri Baptist Association exists to serve churches and to help churches serve together to advance the Kingdom of Christ. We seek to assist, resource, and strengthen local churches in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, and Ralls counties as well as one church in Monroe county. We have a great geographical area that is rich in history of churches proudly serving their communities and sharing the gospel. Our oldest church was established in 1826 and our newest was just planted last year. 


One of the greatest parts of our association is the diverseness of metro, suburban, town and country, and rural churches. Though we are different in sizes, locations, and structures, we all serve the same purpose: to glorify God in a local setting.

OUR STAFF

HMBA has a Director of Missions and an Office Manager that strive to serve through the day to day operations. We also have a Leadership Team that makes the decisions that guide the association forward between Executive Board and yearly Full Association meetings.

PRESTON THOMPSON

DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS

"My name is Preston Thompson, and I proudly serve as the Director of Missions for our nearly 60 churches. I truly believe I was called to this position and have served as the DOM since January of 2016. I have been in ministry vocationally since 2005 with the last 12+ years spent in the central Missouri area.  


I am truly blessed to be the husband to my college sweetheart, Kami, since 2005, and the father to Noah, Levi, Charli, and Asher. We reside just outside of Fulton, MO on a small piece of property that we think is awesome. We are members of Richland Baptist in Kingdom City, MO." 


Envelopedom@heartofmissouriba.org

Alternate Phone 573-826-9584

chris baker

PRESIDENT OF HMBA

Envelope  cbaker@centraliafbc.org

Alternate Phone  573-682-2148

scot thomson

vice president of hmba

Envelope scot@myrichland.org

Alternate Phone  816-216-4416

loren plank

ASSOCIATION Treasurer

Envelope  treasurer@heartofmissouriba.org

Alternate Phone 573-691-1498

Brad Kerr

ASSOCIATION CLERK

Envelopebrad.kerr@fbcfultonmo.org

Alternate Phone  573-642-3348

Reach Team Leaders

Revitalization

Scott Hanson (Midway Heights)

scotth5252@gmail.com


Education

Jerry Patton (FBC Centralia)

jerry@centraliafbc.org


Advancement

Joshua Meranda (Open Door Church)

pastorjosh@opendoorways.org


Church Planting

Omar Segovia (Anthem Church)

osegovia@mobaptist.org  


Hope for the Nations

Brian Lehenbauer (FBC Vandalia)

pastor@fbcvandaliamo.com

REACh model

Revitalization/Replanting

Partnering together for a movement of revitalization and replanting through coaching, tools, and processes that result in healthy pastors, churches and leaders.


Education Ministry- Collegiate and local schools

Partnering together to engage educational campuses, networking among age graded ministries, and coordinating events designed to reach the next generation.


Advancement of Churches, Pastors, Ministries - Development

Partnering together to develop specialized training focused on strengthening associational pastors, churches, and leaders.


Church Planting

Partnering together to see a healthy multiplying church in every community.  


Hope for the Nations – Missions

Partnering together to take the gospel to every nation and people group by way of the local church in connection with strategic partnerships in the field.