Mason, along with his wife Alli, son Colby, and daughters Sydney and Kate, began his ministry at Metropolitan in July of 2012. Though Mason has spent the majority of his ministry serving in Texas, he is a native of Wichita, Kansas. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to his arrival at Metropolitan, he was the Minister to Students at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Mason is excited to see God cultivate a culture of growing Christ-followers who are going into the world with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Students, Discipleship, and Administrative Pastor
Josh is married to Kristee and they have 3 wonderful kids, Halee, Gavin and Kylee. He grew up as a missionary kid in the Dominican Republic and has been a pastor kid for most of his life. Josh felt called into the ministry going into college, but was not sure about being a full-time pastor. Over the course of 10 years God continued to give him a sense of a call to serve in full-time ministry while working at UPS and Cessna. God opened the door so wide, it got his attention, so he took the first step in God's call on his life. After serving as our interim student pastor for a year, Josh felt an unresistable call into the ministry. He is passionate about sharing the love of Christ with students, adults and families, he desires for all to come into a personal relationship with God. Josh loves spending time with his family. He enjoys reading, messing around with computers (Mac guy), and just about every sport but especially loves snowboarding, basketball, and volleyball.
Family and Community Pastor
Gene is married to Tammy Dodson. They have 2 children, Jackie, who lives in Des Moines Iowa with her husband, Aaron and her three children; A.J. Sydney and Brady, Gene and Tammy’s grandchildren. Jackie is an Audiologist in several Iowa school systems. Ben provides x-rays, Cat Scans, and MRIs for the Newton Medical Center. Aaron works in medical sales and is a concrete contractor. All three grandchildren love and play sports. Gene grew up in Springfield, Missouri and responded to the Gospel at age 6. Tammy was born in Wichita and moved to Springfield, with her family when she was 12. They met in high school while attending the Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was under the ministries of this church where Tammy received Christ at age 17 and they both answered a clear call of God to serve in local church ministry. They were married in 1976 and graduated together from Baptist Bible College in 1979. They have served predominantly in student ministry roles ever since. They are both passionate about their family and strive to be together as often as possible. Tammy enjoys the sport of running and travel. Gene enjoys, reading, mechanics, anything outdoors and is fascinated by Theology and WW2 history.
Office Support Staff
Larri Kirkpatrick - Administrative Assistant to Family and Student Pastor
Toni Erwin - Administrative Assistant to Pastor, Bookkeeper
Judi Hughes- Secretary: Preschool and Children's Ministry, Church Records