Staff and Leaders

A note from Reverend Pastor Dan Rhodes

Hi Everyone,

I am so glad that you are checking out our website.  This is a new adventure for our church.  We are excited to have it as an extension of our ministry. 

I would like to share with you a little about my walk of faith.  I grew up in a Christian home.  My Dad was in full-time ministry.  He was a pastor for 25 years and an evangelist for over 20 years.  I made my commitment to Christ when I was 8 years old.  During my high school years I realized that I needed a closer walk with Christ.  I made that commitment at Campus Crusade for Christ in San Bernardino, California when I was on a youth trip.  I went to Southwest Baptist College to play sports, become a high school teacher and coach.  Little did I know that God had another plan for me.  I felt God’s call into full-time ministry during my junior year in college. 

A few years following my graduation from college I began my seminary education.  I graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary with my Masters of Divinity.  A fun fact… my Dad graduated from Central and my grandfather had also attended the seminary.  I was told that I am the only one who has had “3 generations” of family attend Central. 

Over the years I was a youth pastor at several Baptist Churches.  I served in Osceola, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Ulysses, Kansas and Iola, Kansas.  I have been the senior pastor in LaCygne, KS; Spring Hill KS; Cortez, CO; Dolores, CO; Dodge City, KS; and now in Louisburg, KS.  I have been in ministry for 35 years… Wow, that is hard to believe. 

I view ministry as being about relationships. We need to encourage each other in Christ.  We need to let people know how much God loves and cares for them.  The Body of Believers at First Baptist Church of Louisburg desires to reach out to our friends and neighbors. We hope you will consider worshiping and joining with us as we celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ.  


Pastor Dan Rhodes
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church of Louisburg, KS
913-837-4393 Church