Mark Doss | Lead Pastor
Pastor Mark founded Topeka Baptist Church in 1998. He is a life-long Topekan who has always had a love for the people of this city. Mark's greatest desire is to see the people of Topeka connect with Christ and grow in His love. Mark graduated from Bible college in 1993 after marrying his wife Karen in 1990. They have three children.
Mark is the lead teaching pastor and oversees all pastors and ministries at TBC
Jeff Rhoades | Administration Pastor
Jeff joined the TBC staff in 2014 after serving as a missionary in El Salvador for nearly 10 years. He graduated from Calvary Bible College in 1993 and Louisiana Baptist Seminary in 2005. Jeff married his wife Paula in 1986 and has two adult children.
His responsibilities include overseeing evangelism and outreach events, missions, teaching and video media.
Joshua Skelly | Student Pastor
Joshua joined the TBC staff in 2017 after serving as a youth leader in Cincinnati for two years. Joshua is currently enrolled in seminary at Luther Rice University, where he plans on taking his Masters in Religious Ministries. Joshua and his wife Rachel were married in 2016.
Joshua oversees all the student ministries from 6th grade and up as well as social media and web design.
Joe Brooks | Worship Pastor
Joe joined the TBC staff in October 2015, after serving for six years as worship pastor in a Blue Springs, MO church plant. Joe married his wife Shelli in 2004 and they have 4 children.
His responsibilities involve oversight of all aspects of the worship services at TBC, including music, sound, lighting and video production.
Mark Watkins | Children's Pastor
Mark joined the TBC staff in 2016 after 10 years of children's and pastoral ministry in Florida. He earned a Masters Degree in Children’s Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. He is also retired from the U. S. Coast Guard. Mark married his wife Christine in 1984 and he has two children and three grandchildren.
Mark runs and organizes all children ministries, Nursery through 5th grade.
Steve Tucker | Discipleship Pastor
Steve joined the staff full-time in 2014 after serving 13 years as a lay Bible teacher at Topeka Baptist. He graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2013. Steve and his wife Christy have been married since 2001 and have two children.
Steve oversees the Life Groups, discipleship program, and jail ministry.
Karen Doss | Church Secretary
Karen is the pleasant voice you hear answering the phone. She manages the day to day finances and is always helping with something behind the scenes.
Jamie Bazil | Children's Ministry
Jamie serves as a leader in our children's ministry. She manages the nursery and you can often find her there.
Jamie and her husband Amos have two girls and two boys.
Stan Doss | Ministry Associate
Stan teaches and leads a seniors class on Sunday mornings. You will also find him greeting at the front door with a smile on his face every Sunday. Stan is Pastor Mark's father and is a retired laymen who serves the church in multiple facets.