Church Staff

Dr. Doug Richey

Senior Pastor

Dr. Doug Richey was called as Pisgah’s Senior Pastor in September of ‘05 and began serving us in November of that year. He earned a B.S.B.A. from the University of Central Missouri in ’94, and subsequently earned the M.Div., M.A., Th.M., and D.Min. degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoral responsibilities, Dr. Richey serves as a Law Enforcement Chaplain with the MSHP and Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and also serves as a State Representative in Missouri’s General Assembly. Dr. Richey has also served in many capacities in the MBC and the SBC, including the following: Trustee for MBTS and MBU; President for the MO Baptist Pastors’ Conference; Chairman of the SBC Committee on Nominations; 2nd Vice President of the MBC; Chairman of the MBC Resolutions Committee; Vice Chairman of the SBC Credentials Committee; and, President of the MBTS National & State Alumni Associations. Dr. Richey’s community involvement includes his participation in the: Excelsior Springs Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee; Excelsior Springs Community Center Board; FBI’s KCFBICAAA Speakers’ Bureau; and, Excelsior Springs Christian Ministerial Alliance. Married in March of ’96, Doug and Jennifer are the proud parents of two daughters.

Gary Barkley


Gary Barkley has been a member of Pisgah Baptist since 1979, was ordained as a Deacon in 1983, and began serving us pastorally in 2003. He has earned a B.S. degree from Liberty University. Pastor Barkley has served the MBC as a member of the Executive Board from 2001 to 2007, and has served the SBC as a Trustee of the International Mission Board from 2011 to 2019. His community involvement includes his participation in the Excelsior Springs Christian Ministerial Alliance and PBC’s disaster relief and benevolence efforts. Married in October of ’74, Pastor Barkley and Diane have three grown daughters and are blessed by six grandchildren. 

Mark Spohn


Mark D. Spohn has been a member of Pisgah Baptist since 1984 and has served in many volunteer capacities since that time. Pastor Spohn began his vocational ministry with Pisgah in 1999 when he began to serve formally in music ministry. He transitioned out of music ministry in 2018 and continues to serve our congregation pastorally. Pastor Spohn’s community involvement includes his participation in the: Downtown Excelsior Partnership; Excelsior Springs Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee; Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce; Excelsior Springs TIF Commission; and, as the proprietor of the Payne Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast, a business that he and his wife, Anna Sue, enjoy tremendously. Pastor Spohn has attended classes at Park College and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Married in April of ’88, he and Anna Sue have two grown sons and are blessed by three grandchildren.

Gabriel Zelaya

Associate Pastor

Gabriel Zelaya was called to serve our congregation as an Associate Pastor of Worship in December of 2018. Gabriel earned his B.A. in Worship Ministry and is working toward his M.Div in Apologetics and Philosophy. Once he finishes his M.Div, he plans to pursue post-graduate studies. Gabriel has served, in various ways, in worship ministry since he was 18. Alongside his worship leadership, he also works on the maintenance team at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Married in March of '20, he and his wife Samantha have a tremendous dog named Addie. 

Charles Scott

Associate Pastor of Outreach

Charles Scott was called to serve as our Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Outreach, in June of 2021. He served as a Pastoral Intern while working toward his M. Div, and subsequently earned the M.Div degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in December of 2018. Charles was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in August of 2020. He previously earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino, in 2001. In addition to ministry responsibilities, Pastor Scott serves as a 2LT in the Missouri Army National Guard (Chaplain Candidate). Married in August of '01, he and his wife Kimberly have two sons.

J.D Frick

Student Minister

J.D. Frick was called to serve our congregation as Student Minister in 2010.  Previous to serving PBC, J.D. had served in various roles within youth ministry for approximately four years.  He has earned a B.A. degree from Park University, a Biblical Studies Certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute, and a M.A.T.S. degree from MBTS.  Married in March of ’07, he and Meghan are the proud parents of two daughters. 

Meghan Frick

Children's Ministry Director

Meghan Frick was called to serve our congregation as Children’s Ministry Director in 2016. Meghan has been working in areas of children’s ministry since she was a teenager, taking on more responsibility as God provided opportunities. This involvement and her love for children became key components to her understanding God’s call to serve children. Meghan has earned a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Park University. Married in March of ’07, she and J.D. are the proud parents of two daughters. 

Laura Mize

Preschool Director

Laura Mize has been teaching children about Jesus for 30 years; it's her favorite way to serve. She believes in teaching children according to Deuteronomy 6:6-7 which says, "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them DILIGENTLY to your children by talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." Married in August of '91, she and her husband Jeff have two children and three grandchildren.

Laura also likes dinosaurs and tater tots.

Greg Gilmore

Choral Director

Greg Gilmore was called to serve our congregation as Choral Director in 2005. Having previously taught choir and music, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our congregation. He has earned the B.M.E. and B.M. degrees from UCM and the M.M. and Ed.S. degrees from MU. In addition to his choral directing responsibilities, Greg also leads PBC’s men’s ministry (Christ’s Cadre). Married in June of '95, he and Gwen are the proud parents of three daughters. 

Supporting Staff: 

Crystal O’Dell, Office Administration

Pat Dagley,  Financial Secretary