Dr. Roger Smith | Lead Pastor
With over 20 years of ministry experience, Roger has ministered in Texas, Washington, and now here in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Roger earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from Wayland Baptist University, his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Jana have been married 20 years and have three children: Braden, Jenson, and Alayna. Roger is an avid baseball fan, amateur guitar player, a fan of great movies, and a full-time coffee drinker. Roger’s heart and prayer for Grace Family Fellowship and for Pleasant Hill is to build strong communities and families based on the truth of God’s word, the power of God’s love, and the freedom of God’s amazing Grace.
"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."
— 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV)
Dan Cogan | Associate Pastor
Dan has served in various ministry roles since 2007 in Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Missouri, coming to serve Grace Family in October 2017. He is simultaneously working toward both a Bachelor of Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Amy have been married 13 years have three children: Olive, Knox, and Lars (due September 2020!). Dan enjoys reading, composing music, lifting weights, and spending quality time with his family. His heart beats to help others come to know the good news of reconciliation with God by grace, through faith, in Christ alone!
"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen."
— Romans 11:36 (CSB)