Staff Members

Scott Lee

Scott Lee was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam R. Lee of Fort Smith, Arkansas, on May 7, 1963. He came to faith in Christ in the summer of 1981 shortly after graduating High School, and then went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Arkansas Tech University in 1985. While in college he met and married Amy (Hughes) Lee of Benton, Arkansas. The couple have been married since 1984 and have two grown daughters and three grandsons.

After graduating from college, a call to ministry interrupted Scott’s plans for a career in chemistry. He and Amy moved to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in Fort Worth, he worked as Manager of Research for the O.A. Battista Research Institute, and along with Amy, ministered the Gospel to the city’s homeless through Beautiful Feet Outreach Mission. After graduating from seminary, God called the family to move to Arnold, MO where Scott became pastor of Rockport Baptist Church in the Spring of 1991.

During his 27 years as pastor of Rockport, Scott has had the joy of seeing many who were infants and children when he came, including his own daughters, come to faith in Christ and grow to Christian maturity. Many of these same “children” continue faithfully in the church today, serving Christ with their own families. Others have experienced a call to ministry themselves and gone off to Bible School or Seminary and are now serving the Lord elsewhere. Scott has led Rockport through a process of biblical reformation, seeking to see the church conformed to Scripture in it’s leadership structure, worship, fellowship and outreach. That process continues to this day as the church seeks to maintain an emphasis on clear, expositional preaching and healthy, Christ-centered fellowship and outreach.

In addition to pastoring Rockport Baptist Church, Scott has taught as an adjunct professor for Missouri Baptist University (1995-2018), and led conferences for pastors, missionaries and students in Romania, Ukraine and Mexico through HeartCry Misionary Society and Psalm 67 Missions Network. Scott also seeks to mentor younger pastors and to raise up and equip future pastors, elders and missionaries from within Rockport.

 

Nevin Koranda

Nevin Koranda was ordained at Rockport Baptist Church on October 30th, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart McMillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Boehm

Kurt was born in St. Louis and grew up in House Springs, MO. He grew up Catholic, graduated from Northwest High School, and attended Jefferson College 1 year. A high school friend (attending what is now Truman University) asked Kurt to come to Kirksville for a visit. During that weekend (which happened to be a Baptist Student Union retreat) he saw something in the lives of those students that he didn’t have. God saved Kurt and in 1973 he transferred to Truman University where he became part of the BSU and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business. In 1976 he married Cindy Stelplugh and moved to LaPlata for 6 years before returning to the St. Louis area (Arnold). Three sons born in 1980, 1982, and 1986 completed the family. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1985 and has been serving as an Elder since 2006.

 

 

Bill Loving

We are blessed to have Bill as part of the Rockport family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Boehm

Cindy was born in Chillicothe, MO and grew up on a farm near Meadville, MO. She and her sister were raised in church and at the age of 12, God saved her. After earning a teaching degree from what is now Truman University, she taught high school mathematics for one year in Jamesport, MO before marrying Kurt Boehm in 1976. She taught four years in LaPlata, MO before becoming a full time Mom to three sons. In 1982 Kurt’s employment brought them to the St. Louis area and God brought them to Rockport Baptist Church. Cindy has served as secretary since May of 2003.