Our Staff

Fred Barker

Campus Pastor

Fred Barker joined First Baptist Church as the Campus Pastor of Crossroads Church, Hawk Point. Fred has been in pastoral ministry for over 40 years, 25 as the Senior Pastor of New Melle Baptist. Fred is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. Fred’s passion is pastoral care and counseling and looks to Romans 12:1-2 for ministry direction. , “Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.[a] 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Fred grew up in Missouri and is a graduate of three Missouri Baptist schools, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Midwestern Baptist Seminary (MDiv.) and Missouri Baptist University (MSE). Fred met and married his wife Leca (Lisa) at HGLU and they raised three girls, Amanda, Nicole and Carissa. Fred loves spending time with his family (especially the grandkids!), traveling to Israel, Marvel (wants an Iron Man suit) and watching Hallmark (not) movies with Leca.