Ministry Staff

Dr. David P. Perdue

Senior Pastor
Upon graduation from Baptist Bible College of Springfield, MO, Pastor Perdue went directly to join the ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Fairfax, VA. During his 30 years there, he was involved in nearly every aspect of ministry. He served (at various times) as Associate Pastor, Music Minister, Youth Director, Christian School Administrator, Business Manager, Sunday School Director, Visitation Director, Church Administrator, “Jolly 6o’s” Director and adult Bible teacher. His broad range of experience well equips him for the varied ministries of First Baptist Church. He accepted the pastorate of First Baptist Church in March of 1999.

Rev. Ronald Longhofer

Associate Pastor
Bro. Longhofer has served in many area of ministry, including Choir Director, Bible Teacher, School Principal, and Business Manager. His background enables him to help in many areas.

Mrs. Joan Johnson

Principal
As a 1978 graduate of Baptist Bible College, Mrs. Johnson became involved in church ministries immediately. Serving as church secretary, Sunday School teacher, and Pastor’s wife, she added “homeschooling” to her activities. Her love for children and education led her into Christian Education. She has served at Milford Christian School for over twenty years in various roles, as a Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal. All four of her children are graduates of MCS. She says, “I am as excited about Christian Education today as I was when I started teaching at MCS twenty five years ago.”

Mr. Joe Gould

Youth Director
As a successful young business owner, Joe has a heart for teens. He and his wife, Amy, balance their business interests with the ministry to teenagers.

Mr. Daniel Smith

Children's Director
After finishing a career in the Navy, Mr. Smith entered Christian ministry. He has served as Pastor, School Principal, Teacher, and now, as a grandparent, fulfills his calling working as Children’s Ministry Director.

Mrs. Dora Gill

Financial Secretary
Dora Gill has been on the Milford Christian School staff for 38 years, and the First Baptist Church staff for 40 years.

Mrs. Jeanette Padilla

Secretary
As a graduate of Milford Christian School, Mrs. Padilla has been “connected” to this ministry for many years. Her educational background and Missionary work have prepared her well to serve in this key position.