Director of Missions

John Vernon

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John Vernon has been married to his wife, Janet, since December 1985. They have three daughters-Jessica (Richard Hartlein), Brittany, and Amanda-and three grandsons-Michael, Nathaniel, and Oliver. After serving as a church planting strategist with the International Mission Board in Central Asia for 14 years, John served on staff at Miner Baptist Church as the associate pastor of family and children ministries for five years. He has been serving as Director of Missions since March 2013 and assists churches throughout the southeast region of Missouri in the area of revitalization/renewal as part of the MBC Resound Network. In addition to ongoing training with the MBC Resound Network, he is certified as a Church Revitalization Pathfinder, Transitional Revitalization Pastor and Trainer, and Coach through Corpus Vitae. Beginning January 2022, he is also serving as a trainer for the NAMB SEND Church Planter Training Center and trained as a SEND Network Coach for church planters. As he continues to equip new leaders locally and in North America, he still has a passion for the nations which is demonstrated by his ongoing involvement with the Perspectives Course through which he is an instructor for Lesson 13: Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches.


Associate Director of Missions / Administration

Roger Graham

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Roger Graham and his wife Delores have been married since November of 1990 and they have 2 children Rachel and David.  Delores is an Admin Asst at Christian School for the Young Years.

Roger graduated from SEMO in May of 1987 with degrees in accounting and finance.  After graduating he moved to St Louis and worked in accounting until surrendering to the ministry in the spring of 1996.  The family moved to Wake Forest, NC so Roger could attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in International Church Planting.  From seminary they went overseas with the IMB in July of 1999 serving in multiple locations for 15+ years.

They returned to the United States in December 2015.  Roger served as pastor of Red Star Baptist Church until February 2017 and came to the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association in June of 2017.

Associate Director of Missions for Pastor-Church Relations

Daryl Thompson

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When we recognized our need for a person to improve our communications with the churches and better serve the individual needs of our bivocational pastors, we determined to create a new position to meet this need with excellence. No position can fulfill these expectations without a great servant. Daryl is a retired pastor who also served in a DOM type role in the northern US. You will find him to be a great listener and eager to learn about you and your ministry.