PastorS and Staff

Liberty Missouri Baptist Church

Michael Putnam
Senior Pastor

Pastor Michael has been serving as the pastor of Providence Baptist Church since January of 2012. He is excited to see how the Lord will continue to use Providence to reach our growing community with the gospel of Jesus. Pastor Michael is passionate about Jesus and it is his heart’s desire to see every member of Providence to grow deeper in his/her walk with the Lord. 

Pastor Michael received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX and he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Before coming to Providence Baptist, Pastor Michael served on the children’s ministry staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church and he was one of the Children’s Pastors at the  Second Baptist Church of Houston. 

Pastor Michael is a lucky man to be married to Whitney, who absolutely loves Jesus and has started a women’s ministry called Imperfectly Brave. Michael and Whitney have two precious daughters, Collins and Carter, and they love being parents, sleepless nights and all. 

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Randy has been leading the worship ministry at Providence since 2002. He has a passion to find, equip, and teach church members to lead the church in worship. Worship is all about Jesus and Randy does a great job training the praise team and musicians to use their gifts for the glory of God. 

Randy attended Baptist Bible College between 1973-1975 and he graduated from a Bible Institute in Philadelphia, PA in 1979. Randy has been serving in music ministries since he was 15 and he served as the pastor of two churches prior to his time at Providence.  Randy’s fulltime job is with the Post Office where he has been working for almost 30 years. 

Randy and his wife Donna got married in 1977. Randy and Donna actually met in a cave. This is a true story you need to ask him about how they met. Donna has a heart to see people follow Jesus and she is very faithful in sharing her faith in Jesus with others. Randy and Donna have two adult daughters and one adult son. They are also blessed to have two grandsons. 

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Steven has been serving at Providence as a Pastoral Assistant since September of 2013. Steven helps out the church in a variety of ways. He is a talented musician and he assists Pastor Randy in the music ministry. He also helps Pastor Michael with adult education, new member assimilation, and other areas that are needed. 

Steven’s fulltime job is with Unite Private Networks. 

Steven graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2012 with a degree in church music. Steven is married to Sandra who he met while they were students at SBU. Sandra owns her own business, Revitalize Branding, and is a talented singer and musician as well. Steven and Sandra have one son, Corbin, who was born in 2015. 

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Houston has served as the Youth Pastor of Providence, since August of 2016. Houston has a calling and a passion to disciple students to make their faith their own by having a vibrant personal walk with Jesus. 

Houston graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Studies and he is currently a seminary student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is pursuing his Masters of Divinity. 

Houston is a newlywed marrying his wife Piper in June of 2016. Houston and Piper originally met at their church when they were children and then they were reconnected during college and began dating. Piper has a passion for children’s ministry and has done ministry for special needs children in China. 

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Laura has been serving as the administrative assistant at Providence since November of 2014. Laura does a wonderful job making our church function smoothly. The behind the scene details have probably been done by Laura. Laura grew up in Liberty and she was raised at Providence Baptist Church and she and her family are active members at FBC Kearney.