Samuel Scott Lee, the first of three children, was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. Sam Lee of Fort Smith, Arkansas, on May 7, 1963. He came to faith in Christ in the summer of 1981 shortly after graduating from High School. In 1984, while earning a degree in chemistry from Arkansas Tech University, Scott met and married Ms. Amy Hughes of Benton, Arkansas. The young couple moved to Fort Worth, Texas immediately after graduation in 1985, so Scott could attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in seminary he was Manager of Research for the O.A. Battista Research Institute and, with Amy, was heavily involved in Beautiful Feet Outreach Ministry, working with the homeless of Fort Worth. While in Seminary, he and Amy had the joy of bringing two daughters into the world: Stephanie (1987) and Kimberly (1990). After graduation, the family moved to Arnold, MO (1991) where Scott pastors Rockport Baptist Church, as well as teaching locally for Missouri Baptist University and internationally for HeartCry Missionary Society.
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.
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.