Get to know our leadership

Brad Braudis

Senior Pastor

Pastor Braudis began serving at Bible Baptist Church in August of 2015. Having served on staff at Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in many different ministries and capacities after graduating college in 2005, Pastor felt God was leading him to start a church. Through a series of events, he was called by the pulpit committee of BBC, and the rest is history. He and his wife Amy have been married since 2005 and have 4 children. Pastor believes God’s Word holds the key to solving all of the difficulties of life. He has a passion to see the Gospel preached in a spirit of love and to restore purpose and hope and joy to those who are hurting and searching for more than what this world has to offer.

Erik Southards

Associate Pastor

Erik Southards came by faith to Bible Baptist in April of 2016, after serving 4 years as Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in O’Fallon MO. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married since December of 2011 and have been blessed with two child. Erik graduated from Providence Baptist College in May of 2012 with his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Theology. Erik serves as the Associate Pastor and is over the finances of the church.

Marcus Hunter

Youth Pastor

Marcus Hunter came to Bible Baptist in July of 2019, after serving 2 years as an intern at Frederick Baptist Church in Frederick, MD. He and his wife, Cristina, have been married since June of 2017 and have one baby girl. Marcus graduated from Commonwealth Baptist College in May of 2014 with his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Theology. Marcus serves as the Youth Pastor and is over the teen department.

    Mike Richter

    Assistant Pastor

    Mike Richter and his wife, Chris, and daughter Dawn came to Bible Baptist Church in June of 2020 from Fircrest, Washington where Bro. Richter had been the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church since July of 2010. Bro. Richter has over 32 years of experience as a pastor and over 40 years’ experience in the ministry. After retiring from the pastorate, he was offered a position as an assistant pastor at Bible Baptist Church. He currently is the adult Sunday School teacher and oversees all the soul winning ministries at Bible Baptist Church. His wife, Chris, serves as the secretary of the church, is a Sunday School teacher for 1st through 6th grade girls and sings in the choir.