Church Staff


  • Curt Simmons

    Curt Simmons is the lead pastor of Friendship Church and the founding pastor. Curt's primary responsibilities are to manage Sunday worship programming and preaching and oversee teaching programs at FC. Curt has bachelor and master's degrees from Stephen F. Austin State and did post-graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Curt is married to Dawn and they have two adult children. Curt is the author of The Deep,  Panic Room, and Hacker.  Contact Curt at curt@friendshipchurch.com.  

    Visit Curt at curtsimmons.com

  • MatT Keefer

    Matt Keefer is the Worship & Creative Pastor, who recently came on staff after spending the last 8 years doing music ministry just south of Atlanta, GA. He is married to Danielle and they have one child. Matt loves to sing and play guitar and various other instruments. He is excited to work with a talented group of individuals that lead our services weekly. If you have any questions regarding our music ministry please contact him at matt@friendshipchurch.com.

  • Adam MOSSER

    Adam Mosser is the Connections Pastor at FC.  Adam helps people connect to various areas of FC's ministry, including baptism, membership, and serving.  Adam has extensive experience in chaplaincy work and pastoring, and has a bachelor's degree from Mid-Continent University and master's degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Logsdon Seminary.  Adam is married to Helena and has two daughters.  Contact him at adam@friendshipchurch.com

  • Dawn Simmons

    Dawn Simmons works in various areas of Family Ministry at FC, and is a founding member.  Dawn manages all church-wide events, women's events, lay-ministry counseling, and works with our Fusion student ministry.  Dawn has a heart for helping people.  She is married to Pastor Curt and has two daughters.  

    Contact Dawn at dawn@friendshipchurch.com.

  • sherri davis

    Sherri Davis is the lead teacher for Sonshine Kids (birth - 3 years) and also manages kids check-in.  Sherri is a long time member of Friendship Church and has served in various capacities over the years.  She is married to Tom and has two adult children.

  • Jackie gonzalez

    Jack Gonzalez is the lead teacher for Ark (3 years - Pre-K).  Jackie loves working with young students and also enjoys attending summer camp.  Jackie is married to Raphael and has three children.

  • Misty frost

    Misty Frost is the lead teacher for Children's Theater (Pre-k - 3rd grade).  Misty is a professional educator and a long time member of Friendship Church.  Misty is married to Scott and has two children.

  • kirsten goff

    Kirsten Goff is the lead teacher of Heroes (4-5th grade).  Kirsten is a long time member of Friendship Church and loves teaching kids about Christ.  Kirsten has one son.

  • Paula Hertzler

    Paula Hertzler is the administrative assistant for Friendship Church. She takes care of the church's office, scheduling, our database, and generally keeps the paperwork moving in the right direction.  She is married to Tom. Contact her at paula@friendshipchurch.com.

in the beginning

In 2005, God called Pastor Curt and Dawn Simmons and Pastor Ronny and Patty Hale to begin a new church in Saint Jo.  Friendship Church was born on September 25 of that same year and began meeting in a small rented space on the square in Saint Jo.  Since those early days, Friendship Church has grown into a multi-county church, but our mission has always been and always will be the same: 

To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that people far from God can find new life in Him.


In 2014, Pastor Ronny Hale passed away after a lengthy illness.  Although we miss his friendship, we will never forget his tireless efforts to reach teens and adults with the gospel.  We are thankful for the time we had with him and for his ministry.