Pastor Roger Hogan
I am honored to have pastored this church going on twenty-seven years. On June 8th 1976, at the age of 29, I rededicated my life to Jesus Christ here at the Farmington First Free Will Baptist Church when Rev. Jim McAllister was pastor. Three nights later my wife Carolyn rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and together we began a new life and a new journey.
Under the evangelistic preaching and teaching of Bro. Jim, I sensed God calling me to preach the gospel. While attending the 1978 National Convention of Free Will Baptist held in Kansas City, Missouri I surrendered to preach. In December of 1979 Bro. McAllister hired me to join the church staff as the church custodian. Later, I became pastor of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO. I Served there seven years before being called home and pastor of this great church. Over the years God has blessed, souls have been saved, the saints have been equipped, and people have grown in the Lord. Today, we have an awesome church family, a God gifted and anointed staff and we’re looking to the Lord for a blessed future.
Music Director Naman Dement
Naman grew up in Centerville, MO and began playing musical instruments at around 10 years old. During his Senior year of high school he answered the call to ministry. He soon received a Bachelor of Church Music degree from Evangel University in Springfield, MO.
In 2010 he became the Music Director at First Free Will Baptist Church where he leads worship and directs the adult choir and participates in other ministries. He and his wife Amanda make a terrific team both in ministry and as a family raising their two boys Micah and Isaiah.
Naman enjoys cutting grass, working around the house, wrestling with his two sons, and target practice.
Youth Director Derek Wisdom
Derek grew up here in Farmington, MO and began going to church here at First Free Will Baptist when he was 11 years old. He answered the call to ministry when he was a sophomore in high school. After that he pursued a degree at Welch college, but transferred to Liberty University to pursue an Applied Ministry degree once he was hired here at the church.
In September of 2020, Derek became the Youth Director, where he directs children’s and youth ministry which is anyone ages 2-18.
Derek loves sports, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and hunting.