THE MINISTRY TEAM

  • JOHN CHILDERS Senior Pastor

    John Childers moved to St. Louis from Georgia in 2005 because he and his family sensed God was calling them to be a part of a unique spiritual community at South County Baptist Church. His passion is to honor God by developing a church full of missionaries as he understands the greatness of a church is seen not in its seating capacity, but in its sending capability! He earned his BA in Journalism from The University of Georgia, MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and DMin from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    John and his wife, Jeannie, have two daughters: Amy and Jennifer. 

  • CHRIS BAILEY- Pastor of Worship & Music          

    Chris Bailey leads a broad and varied worship ministry at South County, which produces worshippers of all ages. He graduated from Samford University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    Chris and his wife, Brenda, have two children: Rachel and Cameron



  • PHIL SPEARS - Minister of Administration & Education   

    Phil Spears joined the staff at SCBC as Minister of Administration & Education on on January 1, 2016.


    Phil brings more than 13 years of experience with The Boeing Company to our staff.  While at Boeing, he acquired extensive experience in Strategy, Market Development, Finance, and Operations.  Prior to joining Boeing, Phil earned a BA and MBA from Missouri State University.


    Phil is married to Emily and together they have three sons: Brady, Grant, and Garrett. 

  • JOSH EASTER - Pastor to Students

    Josh and his wife, Chelsea, returned home to the South County area in February of 2017.  Josh leads our ministry to students by investing in the lives of children and youth, and by partnering with parents to build strong leaders who are confident in their faith and passionate about serving God.  Josh earned a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies from Southwest Baptist University and a MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


    Josh and Chelsea have one son: Landon.

  • JOE SPICER - Pastor of Missions & Outreach    

    Joe Spicer serves as Minister of Missions and Outreach. Bringing a vast wealth of ministry experience and a passion for reaching the lost for Christ, Joe is an encourager to the SCBC Family as we reach beyond our walls to impact South County and the world with the good news of hope in Jesus Christ. 


    Joe and his wife, Bonney, have five adult children and an ever-growing brood of precious grandchildren.