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Kevin Carson ~ Pastor

Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says “it has been my privilege to have lived my entire life in and around church.” In 1990 Kevin moved to Springfield, Missouri o attend Baptist Bible College. There he met his wife Kelly and they were married in 1994. Shortly thereafter he started working as the senior adult pastor at Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was in that ministry where Kelly and Kevin first started talking about planting a church. They are thrilled God brought a team together with them to start Sonrise in 2002. Kevin also started teaching as a faculty member of Baptist Bible Graduate School in 1999. Kevin also serves as a member of the Ozark Rotary Cub. In the process of all this God has given Kevin and Kelly four children. “What a thrill to serve Christ and the fellow members at Sonrise in the beautiful Ozarks.” In his spare time Kevin enjoys family, sports, fishing, hunting, and blogging at



Craig Carson ~ Pastor
Craig grew up in Kentucky and the son of a pastor. Craig is married to Karla Carson and they have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Craig is a graduate of Baptist Bible College as well as Missouri State University. Craig does a wonderful job serving as Sonrise’s music leader and director of ministries. In addition to his pastoral role, Craig also serves as the assistant superintendent of the Ozark School District and is a member of the Ozark Rotary Club. Amidst his busy schedule, when he is able to squeeze in some hobbies, Craig enjoys his family, attending music events, sports, fishing, hunting and a little farming.



Craig Kondracki ~ Pastor
Kondracki_Head_ShotCraig has served at Sonrise since May of 2003 and has ministered to the Sonrise students most of that time. Craig is married to Janae who ministers alongside him and they have 3 children. Craig is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary and is currently pursing a Masters in School Counseling from Evangel University. Craig applies a ‘come along side’ the parent and church philosophy to help point teenagers to the Gospel and it’s daily implications to life. In his spare time Craig enjoys sports of all kinds (especially Philadelphia sports), and hanging out with his family. If you visit Sonrise you are sure to meet Craig as he is always on the lookout to meet new people.


Bill Piatt ~ Director of Biblical Counseling
piatt.billBro. Bill as he is affectionately known came to Sonrise from a longtime pastorate in northern Indiana with his wife Mary Ann in 2003. Since that time he and Mary Ann have led our biblical counseling team. Bro. Bill also has opportunities throughout the year to fill the pulpit in our Sunday School and main worship services. In addition to his responsibilities at Sonrise, Bro. Bill serves as a campus counselor and faculty at Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary ministering to students, pastors, and missionaries around the globe. Bro. Bill and his wife Mary Ann are a wonderful and valuable part of the Sonrise family. Bro. Bill in his free time enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, football, and working on his yard.