Pastors & Staff

Dakota Darby


Dakota Darby serves FBC Holt as the lead pastor. He came to Holt in December of 2017 after previously serving in the roles of youth pastor, pastor, interim pastor and pulpit supply in Gallatin, MO; Highlandville, MO; Coffey, MO; and multiple other locations throughout the state. Dakota received his B.A. in Christian Ministry (Pastoral Emphasis) from Midwestern Baptist College (Spurgeon College). He and his wife, Tiffany, have five boys - Tripp, Jack, Trey, Jones and Theodore,  as well as a beloved Catahoula dog named Buck.

His interests and hobbies, in no particular order, include: his family, reading, writing, bears, golf, basketball, ecclesiology, apologetics, Christology, and a good healthy meal. You can also check out a podcast He Co-Hosts called "Roaring Glory."

Andrew Darby 

Worship Leader

Andrew Darby helps lead FBC Holt in exulting in Jesus. Andrew, along with his wife Rachel, are gifted musicians who love joining with the congregation in praising and worshiping the Lord. He is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks with a B.S. in business administration and current MDiv student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

You will usually find Andrew working on his family farm, reading, or enjoying good coffee with his wife. Andrew also co-hosts a podcast called Roaring Glory, with Dakota.

Loren Thoman 

Youth Leader

Suzie Joiner

Children's Ministry Leader