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  • Chris Cook - Lead pastor

    Chris has resided in Columbia since 1996. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three sons. After completing his undergraduate studies in Religion at William Jewell College, Chris graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Parkade, Chris pastored two other churches in Missouri. Chris has served as the senior pastor of Parkade Baptist Church since 2001.

  • Christopher Argent- Discipleship and Student Pastor

    Christopher was born in Bolivar Missouri and has called Missouri home for a majority of his life. After graduating from Southwest Baptist University in 2006, Christopher moved to Kansas City. While in Kansas City he attended and graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009 with his Masters in Christian Education. He has been married to Meghan since 2010 and they have a daughter McKenna. Christopher has served in student ministry for 20 years and has a passion for discipling students and adults. Seeing them come to Christ and growing in their relationship with Him. 

  • Elizabeth Cook - Children's Ministry Director

    Elizabeth Cook was born and raised in Columbia Missouri. She graduated college in 2016, and prior to joining the staff at Parkade Church,  taught 2nd grade for seven years in Columbia Public Schools. Elizabeth has been married to her husband Cody since 2015. The two met in youth group at Parkade. They have two young children together, Wyatt and Addison. Elizabeth has always had a passion for working with children and is excited to use that passion as Children's Director. When not at church, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and shopping.  

  • larry Clark - Senior Adults Ministry Director

    Larry Clark is our Senior Adults Ministry Directory.  Larry has lived in Columbia on their family farm since 1951. Privileged to have a strong witness from a grade school teacher and accepted Christ at 17. When he was 39 by God's grace delivering him from addiction followed by commitments that last to this day. He has been married to Mickie Clark for 61 years.  

  • Eric Aldrich - Worship Leader

    Eric and his wife, Charlie, have two young girls who enjoy spending time outdoors and participating in church activities. Prior to joining Parkade, Eric was a pianist and assistant organist at Fee Fee Baptist Church in the St. Louis area.  Beginning playing the piano at age 4, music has always been an important part of Eric’s life and he learned a great deal about the organ from his grandmother who was also a church organist.  Eric works for the University of Missouri as a meteorology professor and has been on staff at Parkade since November 2002.

  • Mickie Clark - pianist

    Mickie moved to Columbia in 1962 when she married her husband, Larry.  They have raised 4 children and several grandchildren.  Mickie has been an accompanist for 33 years and joined our staff in 2001. 

  • Cindy Luecht - Office Manager

    Cindy was born and raised in Iowa.  She, and her husband Bill moved to Columbia in 2003.  They have a rescue dachshunds named Emily.  They enjoy camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends.  Cindy joined our staff in June 2018.

  • elizabeth Brinegar - Ministry assistant

    Elizabeth was born on Camp Pendleton, California. She settled in Columbia, Mo in 2017 with her parents. She is married to her Husband Dylan and together they have their daughter Sarah.  Elizabeth and her family are very active here at Parkade Church. When she is not in the office Elizabeth is working with our children's ministry or is helping leading worship on Sunday Morning.  In her spare time Elizabeth likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family.