Pastor Matt Cullum
Pastor Matt Cullum has served as pastor of First Baptist Church Brookline since December of 2019. Prior to serving at FBC Brookline, he served as pastor and associate pastor in Arkansas. Pastor Matt and his wife Lyndsay have been joyfully married since 2009 and have four children. He received his education at Truman State University (BA, MAE), Lindenwood University (MA) and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
In addition to the joys of pastoral ministry, Pastor Matt enjoys St. Louis Cardinal baseball, camping, biking, and other outdoor activities with his family. He is delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Lord in southwest Missouri, and would be eager to meet you and your family.
Music Director – Dee Hutson
Bro. Dee has served as Music Director at First Baptist Church Brookline since 2016. For over 40 years, Bro. Dee and his family have enjoyed sharing their ministry and talents together. Says Bro. Dee, “When I first visited with the pastor about becoming a part of First Baptist Church, I shared with him that I wasn’t looking for a job, but a place of ministry. That was and still is my prayer.”
Since graduating from Pacific Baptist Bible College in 1979, Bro. Dee has served in several staff positions working with both music and youth. He and his wife Vickie, his lifelong singing partner and best friend, have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Youth Directors – Tyler and Charity Dennis
Tyler and Charity Dennis have been part of First Baptist Church Brookline for nearly their whole lives. Tyler came in fourth grade and Charity first came through the doors of FBC Brookline as a three day old baby! Not only did they grow up here, but also met and were married here.
Shortly after they were married in 2017, Tyler and Charity began serving in the student ministry. In June of 2018, they became the student ministry directors. “We really enjoy getting to connect with the youth and watch them grow friendships and encourage each other,” say the Dennis’. Tyler and Charity have a little boy named Parker. In addition to student ministry, Tyler enjoys yard work and tinkering with tools, and Charity enjoys crafting.