Pastors & Staff

Jesse Smith

Lead Pastor

Jesse came to First Baptist in 2018 as the Associate Pastor.  In 2019 the church called him to be the Lead Pastor.  He is a Miami County local, having grown up in Paola.  He has an M.Div. from Denver Seminary.  He has been married to Jordan since 2014 and they are currently expecting their first child.  Jesse is passionate about teaching the Bible so that everyone can understand it, encouraging believers to live out their God given calling, and empowering the church to minister to the community.  

Kami Minor

Associate Pastor: Youth and Children

One word often used to describe Kami is “energy!”  She compares herself to TIGGER because Tiggers “bounce” (and so does she!)  Her motto is also T.I.G.G.E.R: To increase God’s Glory Everywhere Regardless.

Kami’s love of children and youth has been a lifelong endeavor.  She couldn’t wait to get started, so she held a summer school in her backyard when she was nine years old and has been working with young people ever since.  Prior to coming to First Baptist, Kami taught in the Olathe District Schools, trained employees for Sprint, served as the Children’s Pastor on the Ft. Leavenworth Army base, served as adjunct staff for the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region, and was the Director of Children’s Ministries at Colonial Presbyterian Church.

Marla Atkinson


Marla has lived in Louisburg and been a part of FBC for most of her life. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized here at the age of 12.  She has been blessed with a wonderful husband of 38 plus years, two grown children and four grandchildren.  In September of 1999, she felt a call to become church secretary at First Baptist, Louisburg.
"For 20 years I have watched how God has been at work in and through this church family. I am very blessed to call this my church home and I want to continue to 'Love God, Love Louisburg and Serve the World' for many years to come."