Frank and Maxine Myers served Baptists all across Missouri during nearly 70 years of ministry. Both were from Kansas City, Kansas and were married in 1941, right after Frank graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration. He was working at Folgers Coffee Company when he felt the call to ministry and resigned from Folgers. He had become a churchman by marriage, acknowledging that he didn’t have a religious background but learned as he attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Kansas City with Maxine. He was asked to become Sunday School superintendent at the church admitting, “and I didn’t know anything.” Feeling inadequate for the task, he and Maxine began taking a lay course about the Bible at Central Seminary. More & more, he became aware of God’s call to the ministry. God worked in his life in various situations before Frank took his step of faith to leave his comfortable job, begin attending Central Baptist Theological Seminary and start serving churches.
Frank’s first church, in 1946, was Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Edgerton where they ordained him to the ministry. Later he served as pastor of Smithville Baptist Church and King Hill Baptist Church in St Joseph before assuming the pastorate of the First Baptist Church in Warrensburg in 1962. During his tenure at FBC, the Grover Park Baptist Church was established. In 1973 he left the FBC and began his work in fund-raising and endowment giving. Frank served Missouri Baptists with development positions at Southwest Baptist University, The Missouri Baptist Foundation and the Baptist Home, including fund-raising on behalf of Baptist Home campuses at Chillicothe and Ozark, while still continuing his pastoral ministry at Magnolia Baptist Church and Harmony Baptist Church.
Frank received his B.D. degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and his D.D. degree from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar. He was a Hospice Chaplain and a minister for over 640 weddings and 1,100 funerals. He and Maxine established the Atchison-Myers Scholarship at SBU.
Maxine, his partner in every task accomplished and every prayer answered, was by his side for sixty-nine years, and together, every day, they walked humbly with their God.
With this scholarship we hope to encourage, and in a small way enable, future pastors to also “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
IRBS Theological Seminary students preparing for Gospel ministry from Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas will be given priority.