Contact Info

FSBC Topeka

First Southern Baptist Church of Topeka

1912 SW Gage Blvd.

Topeka, KS  66604

Phone: (785) 272-0443

General questions may be emailed to

Ministry Staff

Doyle Pryor - Senior Pastor

 Doyle Pryor

Pastor Doyle joined FSBC as Senior Pastor in April 2015, bringing 30 years of pastoring experience - mostly serving in Oklahoma. Passionate about missions, he served for eight years as a Trustee of the SBC International Mission Board and has led numerous mission trips around the world. Pastor Doyle earned his MDivBL from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University. 

He has been married to Sarah (Pitts) Pryor for 28 years, and they have two sons. Ian is a senior at OBU and Nathan is a recent graduate of Topeka High and freshman at Washburn University.

 Doyle is also the author of Compass: Finding Your Life Direction.  A free .pdf copy of the book is available upon request.

"My life mission is to lead the Church to engage in a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ through creative biblical communication, team-based leadership, and reproducing missional disciples both through the local church and among the un-reached peoples of the world."


Contact Pastor Doyle 

Kyle Thomas - Student Pastor

Kyle Thomas

Kyle Thomas joined us in 2016 as the student pastor, leading middle school and high school aged students to a closer walk with Christ. He most recently served as youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Grove, Oklahoma.He is married to Nikki Thomas and they have a toddler, Grayson.

Contact Kyle

Donna Doel - Director of Children's Ministries

Contact Donna



Nannette Rankin - Asst. Director of Children's Ministries


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Todd Staerkel - Traditional Worship Leader

"My goal as traditional worship leader is to mix traditional hymns with praise and worship hymns to draw the congregation into worship. I also direct the adult choir which supports the music during worship. Other duties are heading up the sound and computer booth. I also make sure the band for the contemporary service has all the resources needed to lead worship at the 11:00 service."

Contact Todd

Claire Cox - Contemporary Worship Leader

Claire Cox has been a member of FSBC her entire life. She grew up in children’s choir and participated in the youth band throughout her time in the youth group. She now attends the University of Kansas studying Exercise Science. Claire is a part of CRU at KU leading worship and discipling freshman girls. Apart from leading worship Sunday mornings, Claire co-leads the youth band, helping students learn the meaning of worship, how to better play their instruments, and how to lead their peers in worship. Claire has a passion for encouraging students to find their ministry in the church and in the world, and has a passion for leading people to the throne room of the Father.

Huston Thompson - Director of Prayer and Community Ministries

Huston interviews applicants requesting benevolence assistance. He also represents FSBC in community ministry and liaisons with the church On Mission Team.

Jonathan Castillo - Minister to Hispanic Community

Jonathan CastilloMi nombre es Jonathan Castillo y llevo 6 años Trabajando con la comunidad hispana en tres ciudades diferentes de los estados unidos. En la actualidad estoy plantando una iglesia en la ciudad de Topeka como parte del ministerio hispano de FSBC. Estoy casado con Betsy Johnson y tenemos una niña preciosa de 1 año llamada Grace Castillo. Estamos en este lugar convencidos que Dios realizara su obra en medio nuestro.

My name is Jonathan Castillo and I have been working with the Hispanic community in three different cities of the United States for 6 years. I am currently planting a church in the city of Topeka, KS as part of the FSBC Hispanic Ministry. I'm married to Betsy Johnson and we have a lovely 1-year-old girl named Grace Castillo. We are in this place convinced that God would carry out His work in our midst.


Suzie Paslay -  Adult Small Groups & Connections



Carol Smith - Pastor's Secretary / Coordinator


Weekly Schedule


Traditional worship
8:25 am

Bible study groups 
9:45 am

Contemporary worship 
10:55 am

Topical Bible Studies
Sunday Evening Worship
Children's Choir
All start at 6:00 pm


Prayer Meeting
Student Night at the Peak
All starting at 6:00 pm!

Service Times

Sunday Morning Services: 8:30am & 11:00am

Sunday Evening Service: 6:00pm

Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 6:00pm
Friday Celebrate Recovery - 6:00pm

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