Victor B. Borden, Senior Pastor
Dr. Victor B. Borden became the Senior Pastor of Red Bridge Baptist Church in 1993. Prior to serving as Senior Pastor, he was RBBC's Associate Pastor from 1986 to 1993. His pastoral ministry began at Bethany Baptist Church in Sedalia, Missouri in 1985.
Dr. Borden has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Avila University in Kansas City, and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Calvary Bible College & Theological Seminary. Dr. Borden is the President of the Luther Rice Seminary Alumni Association for Missouri, and also serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Vic Borden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He enlisted on active duty in the U.S. Navy following high school, just as the Vietnam War was ending. As a teenager and young adult, Victor Borden lived a self-indulgent lifestyle. He first heard and listened to the saving message of Christ at age twenty. It was in a U.S. Navy barracks, just outside of Washington, D.C., on May 25, 1977, that he turned from his sinful rebellion, and by faith, received Jesus Christ to be his personal Lord and Savior.
Shortly after coming to know Christ, Vic met Pam (as she was also on active duty in the U.S. Navy). They were married on April 15, 1978. God has blessed them with four children: Adam and wife Rachel; Suzy and husband Wes Hurless (on active duty in the U.S. Air Force); Betsy and husband Chris Brennan; and Priscilla. Vic and Pam Borden welcomed their first grandchild (Beau Brennan) in the fall of 2011 and anticipate grandbaby #2 in the fall of 2012.
Mark Saylor, Director of Music Ministries
Mark Saylor has been the RBBC Director of Music Ministries for over twenty years. His wife, Diana, is the church pianist.
Mark grew up in a Christian family in Kankakee, IL. Everyone in the family either sang or played an instrument. After hearing strong biblical preaching, and seeing a faithful Christian testimony in his parents, Mark accepted Christ at the age of seven. He received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Southwest Baptist University and a Master's Degree in Trombone Performance from Wichita State University. Mark and Diana met in college and were married in 1983. They are the parents of four children: Paul and wife Lindsay; Benjamin; Stephen; and Sierra.