Rick Holland, Senior Pastor
Rick was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and became a Christian in High School. He served as a youth pastor in Georgia, Michigan, and California and spent 25 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. While at Grace he pastored Crossroads, the college and singles ministry, and served as the Executive Pastor under Dr. John MacArthur.
Rick is the author of Uneclipsing the Son (Kress Biblical Resources, 2011) and has contributed chapters in other books as well as articles in theological journals. He serves on the faculty of The Expositor’s Seminary where he teaches Homiletics and Expository Preaching. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (BS), The Master's Seminary (MDiv), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD candidate).
Rick has served as Senior Pastor of Mission Road Bible Church since August of 2011. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons: Luke, John, and Mark.
Bob Taylor, Executive Pastor
Bob grew up in a very small dairy farming community in western New York. Bob attended Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Church Music/Christian Education. He has served in churches in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Pennsylvania before moving to Hutchinson, Kansas where he served for nearly 9 years as the Minister of Music at Grace Bible Church.
In March of 2005 he moved to the Kansas City area to become Associate Pastor of Worship and Administration, and he now serves as the Executive Pastor. He and his wife, Kathy, have three married children and five grandchildren.
Aaron Johnson, Associate Pastor
Aaron was born in southern California, and lived there most of his growing up years. He studied Church Music and Music Ed at The Master’s College, continuing on to obtain an MM in Choral Conducting at California State University Northridge while carrying out his first ministry position at Placerita Baptist Church in Newhall, California.
In February of 2012 he accepted the position of Associate Pastor. He graduated in 2016 with an MDiv from The Expositor's Seminary. He is married to Kimberly, and they have five children, Linnea, Natalie, Silas, Sophie, and Nicholas.
Adam Bueltel, Youth Pastor
Adam was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and became a Christian at a young age. In his early teenage years, his family moved to Southwest Florida where he would eventually feel God calling him to pastoral ministry. In pursuit of this, Adam attended Maranatha Baptist University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies.
In August of 2012, he moved to Kansas City where he pursued an MDiv at The Expositors Seminary while serving as the Youth Pastoral Intern. He graduated in 2016, and became the full-time Youth Pastor. He is married to Alyssa and they have two children, Ezekiel and Emma.
Myral Watson, Associate Pastor
Myral was born and raised in Blue Springs, Missouri; a suburb of Kansas City. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Missouri, and began work as an engineering consultant in 2006. In August of 2012 he came to Mission Road Bible Church to begin the MDiv program at the Expositors Seminary. He graduated from the Expositors Seminary in 2016 and joined the Pastoral Staff as an Associate Pastor. He is married to Holly, and they have three children: Kate, William, and Samuel.