Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Tom Firasek,  Lead Mission Strategist

Tom is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. After completing his Masters Degree at Midwestern Baptist Seminary, he served in several church positions in the area. Before coming to Metro East, Tom served at St. Louis Metro Baptist Association. He has been married to his wife Nancy, a culinary arts teacher, for thirteen years.



Rev. Ronny Carroll, Associate Mission Strategist

Our Lead Mission Strategist is originally from Texas.  He pastored churches in Texas and Iowa for twenty-four years.  Most recently Ronny and his wife, Beverly, served with the International Mission Board of the SBC in East Asia.  They served with the board for eight years before coming to MEBA in 2011.  Ronny and Beverly have two grown children and two grandsons.  The live in Fairview Heights, Illinois.