Dr. Brett Beasley, Senior Pastor

Brother Brett began his pastorate at Second Baptist in December, 1999.  His tenure is the longest in the 100 plus year history of the church.  He is a native of Southern Illinois, growing up on the family farm near Crab Orchard.  Brett entered the ministry in 1996, and served as a staff member and pastor of churches in Texas.  He holds degrees from John A. Logan College (AAS), Southern Illinois University (BAS), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Luther Rice Seminary (DMIN).  Brett’s passion is serving Christ in the local church.  He has preached verse by verse through thirty books of the Bible while serving at Second Baptist.  He places a strong emphasis upon the teaching and training of the Body of Christ.  His desire is to come alongside sister churches in the U. S. and beyond to help plant/strengthen Christ-centered, God-glorifying churches.  His doctoral project focused on world missions, and he has undertaken mission trips to the UK, Jamaica, Mexico, Mozambique, and several states.  He is married to Phoebe, and they have a son David, and a daughter Ellen (married to Nathan Culp).

Tyler Gordon, Associate Pastor

Brother Tyler has faithfully served at Second Baptist since June 2012. He leads the youth ministry and is an elder in the church. Born and raised in Alabama. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is currently taking online courses in Biblical Counseling at the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation (CCEF) through Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife Leah-beth were married in 2012 and live together with their sons, Shiloh Owen and Boyce Kalel.


Bro. Mike Kniffen and wife Stacy
Bro. Steve Wilson and wife Renee