What is a pastor?

The words “pastor” and “elder” are misunderstood a lot, but they simply refer to men whom God has made responsible to lead the local church in a godly way. They teach us from the Bible and encourage us to have closer relationships with God. To get familiar with our approach to Bible teaching, listen to the sermons we have archived here.

Staff Pastor

Jeremy Howard and his wife, Melissa, are both from the small town of Sedalia, Missouri. They married in 2010 and moved to Kansas City, MO where Jeremy graduated from Calvary Bible College in 2013 with a B.S. in Advanced Biblical Studies and Melissa graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2014 with a B.A. in English. The Howards joined Biblical Ministries Worldwide and moved to Utah in May 2014 to be used by God at Payson Bible Church.

On September 10, 2017, Jeremy became the staff pastor of Payson Bible Church. Lee Whitworth preceded him as staff pastor, serving in the church for 27 years.

Jeremy is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He and Melissa have two sons, Jackson and Matthias, and one daughter, Ada. They live in Santaquin. You can read articles by Jeremy here: jeremyhoward.net.

Feel free to contact Jeremy directly at jeremy@paysonbiblechurch.com.

Lay Pastors

Mark Moffitt

Tyler Woodhead


Jerry Carroll

Rex Dana

Dean Stucker