Pastoral Staff

Bruce Anderson - Senior Pastor

Bruce Anderson was called to Olivet in April 1991 as Senior Pastor.  Bruce was saved in a tiny country church in Homer, Alaska and knew shortly after his salvation that God had called him to preach.  He and his wife, Marlene, served a term in Chile as missionaries, then in pastorates in Oklahoma and California before coming to Kansas.  Bruce is a graduate of Omaha Baptist Bible Institute (presently Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary) and Central Seminary, where he received his doctorate in Counseling.  Bruce & Marlene have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

John Tilson - Associate Pastor/Church Administrator

John joined the pastoral staff in 2010 to oversee the day-to-day administrative work of the church and school.  With John taking these responsibilities, Pastor Anderson was relieved of a heavy load in order to concentrate his time more on the congregation of the church.  John was also carrying the load of the School Administrator until 2016.  John and his wife, Lois, have three grown children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Scott Edmondson - Associate Pastor/School Administrator

Scott joined the pastoral staff in June, 2016 to fill the vacant School Administrator position.   Scott brings 13 years of ministry experience including Assistant Pastor and School Administrator at Faith Baptist Church and School in Selmer, TN.  He was also Athletic Director, Teacher, Football, Basketball and Soccer coach at South Haven Ministries in Springfield, TN.  Scott and his wife, Lillie, are native Kansas City citizens.  They have 5 children, with their youngest, Ruth, presently attending SMCS as a Junior.  They also have 3 grandsons.

Jeffrey Bunjer - Associate Pastor/Music

Growing up as a missionary kid in Germany, Jeff felt his own call to the mission field while a student at Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary.  He and his wife, Alice, served with Baptist Mid-Missions in Germany (and as one of Olivet’s missionaries) for 18 years before coming back to Olivet to join the church and school staff in 2001.  Jeff teaches in the school, as well as leads our music ministry at the church.  Jeff & Alice have three grown children, and one grandson.

Micah Bourdess - Youth Pastor

Micah and Jana joined with us to lead our teens and college/career groups in 2015.  Growing up here at Olivet, and then studying at Northland University, Micah has a unique insight into the ministry God has called him to do here.