Get to know our leadership

Brad Braudis

Senior Pastor

Pastor Braudis began serving at BBC in August of 2015. Having served on staff at Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in many different ministries and capacities after graduating college in 2005, Pastor felt God was leading him to start a church. Through a series of events, he was called by the pulpit committee of BBC, and the rest is history. He and his wife Amy have been married since 2006 and have 3 children – Jenna (10), Kaelyn (7), Jackson (3) – with one the way. Pastor believes God’s Word holds the key to solving all of the difficulties of life. He has a passion to see the Gospel preached in a spirit of love and to restore purpose and hope and joy to those who are hurting and searching for more than what this world has to offer.

Erik Southards

Associate Pastor

Erik Southards came by faith to Bible Baptist in April of 2016 after serving 4 years as Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in O’Fallon MO. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married since December of 2011 and have been blessed with one child, Gabriel. Erik graduated from Providence Baptist College in May of 2012 with his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Theology. Erik serves as the Associate Pastor and is over the finances of the church along with serving as the principal of Hardin Christian Academy.