MEET OUR CHURCH STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

Got Questions?  Our Staff and Leaders Are Here to Help.

  • jwes crockett, senior pastor

    August 2019 was the beginning of a new adventure for the Crockett family. Full-time gospel ministry since 2005, JWes has served on several church staffs and been a part of family ministries until recently joining Lansing First Southern Baptist Church as Senior Pastor.  JWes also serves in leadership in the Kansas City Kansas Baptist Association.  Married to Rebecca since August 1999, children Zaccheus (2001) and Grace (2004) complete this crazy-fun-loving family!

    JWes’ personality and enthusiasm show up weekly in the messages preached as well as personal conversations. Sometimes he forgets your name but strives to learn it! Ask him about Spiders…just ask…his favorite colors are orange and blue and enjoys teaching golf to beginners…FOUR!

    Loving God and loving people is how we pursue. Rebecca brings a magnetic voice to the air waves and can be found on public radio, podcast, and various social media outlets. Together with a close friend, the Crockett’s host a monthly podcast titled, “Shock Therapy Live.” Reaching families locally and globally with the gospel of Christ is a passion JWes and Rebecca seek to cultivate through the courageous and humble followers of Jesus at LFSBC.

    Get to know JWes Crockett by contacting him at:  jwes@lansingfirstsouthern.com

  • KAREN LAURENCE, MINISTRY ASSISTANT TO THE sENIOR PASTOR

    Joining the staff in January of 2020, Karen provides administrative support,  oversight of the church office and calendar, and supports church-wide communications.  Along with a degree in Business Administration from Iowa State University, Karen has several years of office management experience.

    An LFSBC member since 2003, Karen has served in a variety of ministries including Children’s, Women’s,  Pastor Advisory Team, and Vacation Bible School.  She and her husband Tad, have four adult children and have called Lansing home since 2003. Prior to moving to Lansing, Tad’s career in the U.S. Navy allowed them to live in a variety of places including Florida, Connecticut, Washington, and Ohio.

    Karen loves taking long walks with Tad on their land in Atchison. She also loves praying and studying the Bible with friends, growing flowers, cooking for company, and having fun with her family.  

    Contact Karen: klaurence@lansngfirstsouthern.com

  • scott miros, church worship technical director

    Scott has been the Worship Technical Director since January of 2020 and is responsible for providing the best possible atmosphere for worship through audio-visual reinforcement. He also provides technical support for all worship services and special music programs from stage setup, audio/video equipment setup and optimization, worship music documents and media generation/setup, to training volunteer team members to assist in the operation of sound and video gear used in worship ministry.

    Scott is blessed to have a wonderful family with his wife, Jane, and his two sons, Weston and Anthony. The Miros family has attended LFSBC since June of 2009 and became members within a few months of their first visit. Scott has served in the church since 2009 assisting with A/V technical needs, and then began playing electric bass guitar with the praise team in 2015.  Scott is passionate about serving God in the technical arts and worshiping Him through playing music.  

    Reach Scott:  smiros@lansingfirstsouthern.com.

  • Brian Buss, church contractor

    Serving as the private contractor for LFSBC, Brian provides custodial services for the church. As a member since 2013, he also serves as a nursery volunteer, helps prepare elements for communion, and takes on several other tasks including assisting the Property Trustee. Married to his wife Karla, they have four children; Kristen, Hayden, Jorja and Brianna.

    Brian enjoys recreation on or around water, and shares that he is extremely uncomfortable speaking to large groups of people. That’s ok though, because you can connect with him one-on-one through email at: 1bussw.brian@gmail.com or friend him on Facebook and Messenger.



Pastor  Advisory  Team

The Pastor Advisory Team (PAT) are dedicated leaders who meet consistently to pray, plan, and refine the vision, mission, and strategy at Lansing First Southern.  Our leaders are available to visit with you to answer questions about following Jesus and getting connected to the events and ministries at our church.  Just click on the team member you'd like to connect with through email!


                                                                                            Pastor Advisory Team Members

Laura Batson

Michelle Bounds

Kevin Brown

Tami Clark (Treasurer)

JWes Crockett (Senior Pastor)

Dave Goscha

Mark Luna (Finance Trustee)

Harland Russell (Moderator)