Meet Our Staff

John & Susan McHaffie

Lead Pastor
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In many ways John McHaffie is like your typical pastor…

John was born and raised right here in Missouri. He attended Central Bible College where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible in 1996.

John and his wife Susan have five children; Joshua, Timothy, Emily, Tyler & Caleb. Susan has been very involved in various ministries of previous churches; leading the Kids program, women’s ministry, girls ministry and she has been faithful to lead the kids’ Christmas musical on a yearly basis.

John enjoys reading and playing guitar and continues to play for fun, and for the occasional worship service.

But, there are many things that make Pastor John different…

John believes that while the American church may have lost much of its relevance in today’s society, it still has much to offer. In particular, John points to the way in which church draws people together of different generations; where people are vulnerable with one another when they eat together and sing together; and where stories are shared – stories of our fathers in the faith, as well as our own stories as we journey in life together.

John believes in the Pentecostal tradition and prays that people will receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

In the books of Acts we witness a great move of the Holy Spirit that changed and transformed lives to the point of thousands coming to an understanding of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor John’s hope would be that you become a follower of Jesus and desire to live for him on a daily basis.

Pastor John says, “He is a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody that can save anybody.”

Travis Weiss

Worship Pastor
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Travis Weiss serves as our Worship Pastor at Sikeston First. Travis and his wife Lyndsey have 2 sons, Colton and Trenton.

Jane Whitten

Office Manager
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Jane Whitten serves as our Church Office Manager. She and her husband Russ have been a part of the Sikeston First family for many years. 22

Derrick Pullen

Media Director
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Derrick Pullen serves as our church Media Director. He was born and raised in Southeast Missouri and has been a member of Sikeston First for many years. Derrick has an extensive background in audio and visual communications and has also programmed and managed several successful radio stations. In addition to his media duties, Derrick can currently be heard as the afternoon host on the Contemporary Christian radio station KHIS (89.9 & 107.9) out of Cape Girardeau.

Derrick and his wife Stephanie have 4 children. Makenzie, Marshall, Mason, & Mary Caroline.