Dr. Neil Franks
The Board of Trustees of the Missouri Baptist Foundation named Dr. Neil Franks as its new president on September 21, 2017. Dr. Franks comes to MBF from a very successful ministry as Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church, Branson, Missouri. Franks has also served as president of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 2014 and 2015.
A native of Malvern, Arkansas, Dr. Franks earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas and a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Franks is married to Kendra. They have two sons, Nathan and Travis.