Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Orvin Feliciano | Pastor

Dr. Orvin Feliciano became the 51st pastor of First Baptist Church in September 2022. Pastor Orvin holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in expository preaching from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MDiv in biblical studies and pastoral ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a bachelor's degree from Liberty University. He has over twenty years of ministry experience, serving in Florida, Missouri, Texas, and California. Pastor Orvin and his wife, Sheri, have two children and two grandsons.

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Josh Erisman | Minister of Music & Education

Josh came to FBC in June 2011. He holds an MA in Church Music from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor's degree in political science from Missouri State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from MBTS. In addition to his duties at FBC, Josh serves as professor of music and worship at Baptist Bible College in Springfield. He and his wife, Brittany, are the proud parents of Malachi, Lydia, and Josiah.

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Brittany Erisman | Children's Ministry Director

Brittany began serving as Children's Ministry Director in July 2019. She has a passion for sharing the gospel with children and families and teaching them the truths of God's Word. Brittany is a registered nurse, having earned a BSN from Cox College. She is married to Josh and they are enjoying their days of raising three beautiful children.

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Brianna Conyers | Student Ministry Director

Brianna joined the FBC staff as Student Ministry Director in November 2020. She graduated from Strafford High School and is currently attending Missouri State University, majoring in Art Education and pursuing a certificate in Interfaith Engagement. Brianna works a second job at Cracker Barrel and she also spent a year as a youth worship leader in Lebanon. She is a talented singer, guitarist, artist, and teacher with an unmatched heart for students.

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