Our Staff

  • Steve Taylor

    Senior Pastor


    Steve’s mission is to glorify God by connecting others with their God-given destiny. Prior to coming to First Southern, he served as pastor for churches in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. He and his wife Shirley also served for 11 years in the Zambezi River Valley in Southern Africa as church planting missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and Shirley have three grown children and four grandchildren.


    Steve holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is passionate about communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ, maximizing the potential of the local church, and involving followers of Christ in global missions. Steve is the author of “ALPHA PREDATOR: How to Be Victorious Over Life’s Ultimate Adversary and What to Do When You’re Not.” 



  • JOsh Monhollon

    Family Life Pastor


    Josh purposes to reach young people with the good news of Jesus Christ by actively engaging youth culture, creatively teaching Biblical truth, and training students to reach others. Josh also knows the value & design of the family and intentionally creates avenues for family discipleship and worship.  


    Josh has been serving FSBC Pratt for over six years as Pastor over Children, Teens, & College. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors from THE University of Kansas. Rock Chalk! Josh and his wife, Bethany, have been married for 10 years and are blessed with 3 children.

  • Jeff MAshaw

    Associate Pastor for Worship & Assimilation


    Jeff desires to create an environment of worship where people are able to experience the presence of God. He also desires to help people grow more connected to Jesus Christ and His church. With a heart for people of all ages and a passion to see the name of Jesus exalted above all others, he works to ensure that everyone who walks through the doors of FSBC knows the Boundless Love of Christ as expressed through his people.


    Jeff is a native of the large urban areas in Southern Arizona but he and his wife and kids are enjoying rural life in Pratt, Kansas. 

  • Shelly Patterson

    Secretary


    The church secretary is often the first impression people have of any church, whether in person, on the telephone, or by email. We are so happy to have Shelly to fit that role! Shelly's gracious demeanor and southern accent make her a jewel to work with. Shelly’s husband, Rocky, is a professional cowboy and three-time World Champion steer roper. They have two sons.

  • Mariann Jones

    Custodian


    Natives of South Africa, Barron and Mariaan keep the church campus clean and functional. They both love the Lord, have a sweet spirit, and are always ready to serve! They have three children, Frank, Mark, and Natali.