December 2017  
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Senior Pastor

Josh Gottman

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Bro. Josh joined the staff at First Baptist in January 2016.  He received his undergraduate from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO, and his M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Before coming to First Baptist Trenton, Josh has served churches in the Hannibal, MO area and most recently as a Pastor in Southern Illinois.  He is married to Christy and has four children, Norah, Seth, Lucy, and Guy.  Josh is a Cardinal fan in Royal country, and loves to play golf.



Associate Pastor to Families

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We are seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to Families.  The job description is below.  Send resumes to or mail to First Baptist Church 2421 Oklahoma Ave. Trenton, MO 64683.


Associate Pastor to Families:



  1. Shepherd FBC through prayer and proclamation of the Word
  2. Help lead FBC with our mission
  3. Work in partnership with and accountability to the senior pastor to carry out the mission and vision of FBC
  4. Train, involve and equip parents to be disciple-makers of their children
  5. Lead and direct the youth activities at FBC
  6. Coordinate the children’s ministries at FBC
  7. Develop and manage budgets under his leadership
  8. Work with FBC social media
  9. All other duties that pertain to pastoral and family ministries assigned.



  1. Follower of Jesus Christ
  2. Growing faith in Jesus Christ
  3. Love for God’s Word and God’s people
  4. Meets the qualifications set forth in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1 for pastor
  5. Able to connect with families and students
  6. Education- minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required




Administrative Assistant

Sandy Stevens

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Sandy has been on staff at First Baptist since 2002.  She and her husband Randy raised three boys, Tim, Brent, and Scott here in Trenton.  Sandy roots for the Royals and Chiefs and enjoys time with her family, especially her grandkids.  

Son Shine Daycare Director

Kali Cool

Who or what has influenced decisions in your life?
My parents were huge role models in my life and have dfinitely shpaed me into the woman I am today.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my husband and baby boy.

What is a little known fact about you?
I love running!

What is your favorite Scripture Verse?
1 John 3:18 - Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

I grew up in Newtown, Mo where my father has been the minister for almost 30 years. I grew up in a close family who made God a very imprtant part of my life! I graduated from Newtown in 2007 and wen to get my Early Childhood/Elementary Education degree at the University of Central Missouri. The day after I graduated college I married Kameron Cool who is also from Newtown. We have been married for 2 1/2 years. In May of 2013, we greeted our beautiful baby boy, Kannon, to our family! I have been working at Sonshine as the Director and Preschool teacher since 2012. I greatly enjoy the opportunity to work in such a wonderful place. 


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