Dr. Mark Hughes, Senior Pastor/Head of Staff


Pastor Mark Hughes and his family have recently returned to their hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. He has returned to serve the congregation where he was raised and taught the Faith of the Church after serving in other ministry settings for the previous 15 years. Mark and his wife Shaylene have two children, Rebecca and Isaiah. Rebecca lives in Florida. She is a registered nurse and an officer in the Florida National Guard. Isaiah is in middle school.

Mark is a graduate of Hannibal High School, Western Illinois University (BA), and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D. Min.). Prior to pursuing a call to ordained ministry he served in the United States Army for three years and then worked in management for Walmart Stores, Incorporated for seven years. Prior to returning home in Hannibal, he served congregations in Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. He also taught at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in an adjunct position.

Mark's interests include hanging out with his family, reading, attending school events of his family and friends, writing handwritten letters with fountain pens, slow pitch softball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Kansas City Chiefs football, and St. Louis Blues Hockey.

Pastor Mark is excited to be back "home" and would love to have an opportunity to visit with you over a cup of coffee. Feel free to give him a call at the office, or contact him by email at fpchannibalpastor@gmail.com.


Matt VerMeer, Youth Pastor


Matt was born and raised in Iowa.  He graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. with a degree in Religion.  Matt has had a variety of youth oriented mission experiences such as leading prayer groups at his school, serving the homeless in Florida and in the Netherlands and helping to feed the workers at Ground Zero in New York City.  While in college, his summers were spent working for a construction company.  Matt enjoys sports, hunting, fishing and just about any other outdoor activity.   Matt and his wife Emily have three daughters, Claire, Nora, and Eva.



Kelly Frame, Administrator


If you call the church, Kelly is likely to be the first voice you hear.  She handles all the details of day to day activity and generally keeps the rest of us at what we need to be doing.  In other words, she is the one that is really running the place.  She came to us in February, 1985.  Kelly has two children - son, Cody and daughter, Keegan.

Jeff Hickerson, Music Director + Organist


Jeff is a retired music teacher. He taught in the Ralls County R-2 School District for over 25 years. A graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College, he serves as Director of Music and church organist




Jim Debary, Custodian


After time in the US Navy, the marine industry, and the General Services Administration Jim has been our custodian for 22 years. His role, of course, is to perform the normal tasks of a custodian but Jim does much more. When we need a painter and stainer, plumber, electrician, and general handyman Jim is always available. Beyond the above, Jim is a friend and servant to all in the congregation and recently also became a Deacon. Jim is our custodian and much more.