To contact any of the church staff,

you have several options:




Main Phone


(If the machine answers, press 101 and leave a message on the secretary's phone.  She will get messages to us.)

US Mail

First Baptist Church

500 E Pawnee

Savannah, Missouri  64485

Meet Our Staff

(We're all ministers, we just have different  ways of sharing!)

Ministry Staff

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Senior Pastor:
Mark Conyers

Mark is a native of Missouri.  He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Mark also graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary with a M Div.  He is married to Debbie and they have two sons, Seth and Joel.  Mark and Debbie have 3 grandchildren.  Mark has pastored several places in Missouri.  Mark has Joshua 1:7 as a life verse.  Mark joined the staff in December of 2010.

Pastor of Administration and Technology:
Dan Mefford

Dan graduated from  Ouachita Baptist University with a BA in Religion and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div in Pastoral Ministry. Dan is married to Stephanie (our Senior Adult and Awana Leader) and is the proud father of a wonderful daughter, Dana.  He is also a full-time Chaplain at Mosaic Life Care Medical Center.  One of Dan's favorite passages is Isaiah 40:28-31. He has been on staff since June of 2000.

Music Minister:
Greg Smith
Youth Pastor: Jeff Davis
Jeff grew up in the small town of Marshall, Missouri. He came to Christ at the young age of eight and felt the call to ministry around the age of 21. Jeff attended College of the Ozarks and graduated in May of 2010.  He attended the Kanakuk Institute, a ministry training program.  He is currently a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary working on his Masters in Theological Studies in the online program. Jeff has a heart to work with students because he wants to train the next generation to be disciple makers as a part of the great commission calling (Matt 28:18-20) that all Christians are commanded to do. He married his best friend Ashley in March of 2015, and they currently have one dog named Sigmund. Jeff was called to be the youth pastor here at FBC Savannah in May 2016. Some of Jeff's favorite verses are Phil 4:6-7 and Matt 6:33.
Awana/Senior Adult Minister: Stephanie Mefford

Stephanie is serving part-time on staff out of a commitment to Christ and Christian service she made while in High School. She acknowledges that all she has comes from the Lord and whatever gifts and talents He has given her should be used for His honor and glory. This is her goal, though she may falter and fall short of His glory, she knows His grace is sufficient for all her needs.
Stephanie was licensed to the Gospel Ministry by First Baptist Church “ Savannah, shortly after joining the staff in June 2000. She earned a Master of Divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stephanie enjoys working with all of the individuals who make the Senior Adult and Awana ministries run so smoothly.  Partnering with so many volunteers is what makes ministry successful.
Stephanie and Dan met while studying in seminary and after sixteen years of marriage, their union was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Dana, who adds immensely to their ministry at this church.


Meredith McDonald

"My name is Meredith McDonald.  I have a Bachelor's  Degree from MWSU and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from NWMSU.  I have taught elementary school for over 20 years.   My husband and I have one son.  I am the piano accompanist here at First Baptist Church and work with the choir director to lead worship.  My purpose of playing is to help people to worship and hope they can be blessed by music and song."


Debbie Conyers


Our Ministry Support Staff

Roberta Watson
Terry Toalson
Part-Time Custodian:
Ruth Vanschoiack