Seaton ready to join staff in Disaster Relief capacity
JEFFERSON CITY – There’s a new face for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief and it belongs to Rick Seaton.
Seaton is taking on the position of men’s ministry/disaster relief specialist effective Feb. 2. He is replacing Danny Decker, who is leaving to pastor First Baptist Church, Warsaw, Jan. 22.
Seaton, a two-time graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has pastored several churches in Missouri, most recently First Baptist in Kahoka which he has served for the past five years. He also has served on the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Executive Board and was chairman of the MBC Credentials Committee.
First Kahoka is a church that runs 150-170 in Sunday worship and gives 13 percent through the Cooperative Program. It is a small city of 2,200 located in the northeast corner of Missouri, in the Clark County seat.
Seaton is heavily involved in disaster relief. He was one of the first on the scene with a chainsaw in Russellville last month when ice-covered limbs ground the town to a halt.
“Missouri Baptists need to support [Rick] with the same support they gave me,” Decker said. “They’ll find him to be like a big teddy bear.”
David Tolliver, interim executive director of the MBC, said Seaton is the right man for the job.
“I have known him as pastor and friend for nearly 20 years,” he said. “Everyone who knows him identifies him as a caring, loving man.”
Seaton was recently appointed chairman of the Educational Subcommittee of the MBC Nominating Committee at its Nov. 29 meeting.