Meet Our Staff

Our goal is to lead others to plant, grow and multiply in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  We are here to guide, direct and do life together as the church that God has planted here in the Derby Area.

  • Danny Payne - Lead Pastor

    Danny was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Danny grew up a military child, and landed in Wichita in 1974. Danny graduated from Derby High School in 1982.  He met his wife,  Beth, on a college ski trip in 1985, and they married in the summer of 1986. Danny has served churches all over Kansas, including serving as Youth & Education Pastor at PBC from 1998 to 2003. Danny graduated from Midwestern Baptist College in 2010 with a Biblical Studies degree. In March of 2015, Danny came back to become Lead Pastor. He and Beth have always called Derby and the Wichita area home.

    Danny enjoys reading, golf, fishing and playing basketball. He also enjoys yard work and building things out of reclaimed materials, and especially enjoys long walks with their beagle "Buddy".

    Danny's favorite movies: Rocky, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shawshank Redemption, and It's a Wonderful Life.

    Danny's favorite books: Dangerous Calling; Screw Tape Letters; The Prodigal God; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; Messy Spirituality; and the Bible (duh).

    Danny's life verse: He must become greater; I must become less (John 3:30).

  • Brad Beets - Associate Pastor

    Brad grew up right here in the Wichita area and has lived in the area most of his life. He grew up in a Presbyterian Church in east Wichita, and took the opportunity to ask Christ into his live with the help of his 6th Grade Sunday School teacher. Throughout his Junior High and High School years, he was very involved in youth programs including leading a small group that met on Sunday afternoons. He was proud of being one of a couple of youth who had keys to the church doors so that they could get in to meet.

    Brad is a graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and one of his claims to "fame" is that he was the WuShock - the WSU Mascot for 3 years while in college. While at WSU, Brad met Lisa and they married in July of 1988. They have one adult daughter, Bailey, and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Riley & Duncan.

    Brad worked in Alumni Relations for over 16 years and was the Executive Director at the WSU Alumni Association when he answered the call to vocational ministry and became Associate Pastor for Youth and Christian Education in August 2004. Prior to that he was involved in various ministry roles at PBC, where he and Lisa have been members since 1998.

    Brad loves rooting for the Shockers anytime he can and enjoys watching college sports - though his favorite hobby/sport is golf when he gets a chance to get out there. "Something about hitting a little white ball and chasing it around the course is relaxing...most of the time." His favorite food was pizza (before working in youth ministry) but now it is "any home-cooked meal prepared by his wife."

    "My goal in life is to bring Christ to those who need him and to help people grow daily in their relationship with Him" - Romans 10:14-15 (Brad's version) 

  • Keith Barger - Associate Pastor

    Keith was born and raised in Derby. He started attending PBC with his family at the age of five, and started following Christ as a young child. Keith started dating Regina White in high school, and the two were married while attending Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. Keith and Regina have two daughters, Amelia and Violet.

    Keith served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Wisconsin before returning home in October 2010 to serve at Pleasantview.

    Keith enjoys listening to, singing, and playing music of many styles. After a lifetime of vocal training and buying a guitar in seminary, the two disciplines have combined to provide a fun, creative outlet.  He also enjoys photography, reading a good book on his iPad, and above all - spending time with his family and playing with his girls.

  • corey gillespie - student Pastor

    Corey was born and raised in the Derby area and began attending PBC while he was in 2nd grade, he graduated from Derby High School in 2009. He then moved to Topeka to and received a double major in kinesiology and christian counseling from Washburn University and Liberty University. While in Topeka Corey served at a number of churches in a lot of different roles from Student Pastor to a sound technician. He also was on staff for 7 years at Christian Challenge a collegiate ministry on Washburn’s campus. Corey also works at Dick’s Sporting Goods as a Golf and Team Sports Lead. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Divinity with a specialty in Youth Ministry. 

    Corey enjoy’s spending his free time playing golf and watching basketball and soccer, he also enjoys reading, playing video games and listening to music. 

    His life verse is Matthew 6:33-34

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

    So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. 

    Each day has enough trouble of its own



    Madisen was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas. Growing up on her parents' small hobby farm, Madisen learned how to work hard and a love for animals of all sizes. Madisen discovered the joy of teaching and working with children through giving horse riding lessons while in high school.

    Madisen graduated from Kansas state University in 2017, receiving a degree in Family Studies and Human Services. While at K-State, Madisen was involved in Christian Challenge's international student ministry and interned with a local church.

    Bandit and Jessie--Madisen's Jack Russell Terriers keep her busy. Bandit loves to adventure and go running with Madisen. Jessie would rather stay at home and take a nap after a game of tug.

    Life verses:

    John 16:33 & Matthew 11:28-30

  • debi stancoff - financial manager

    Debi was born and raised in Wichita, and has lived here most of her life except when she and her husband, David, moved to Reno, NV for five years.  She and David have and daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Kyle.  They live in southern Illinois with their two sons, Osborne (Oz) and Rolen.  Family is very important to Debi, and since her own grandsons live 10 hours away, she enjoys being another “Grans”  to her great nieces and nephews.  Debi and David have been members since 2013 and would recommend PBC to anyone looking for a warm, welcoming place of worship, as well as a place to grow in your spiritual journey.


    Debi has worked in various bookkeeping and administrative jobs, including school bookkeeper, assistant manager of a recreational center, with the most recent being at a mid-sized accounting firm.  After being retired for six months, she’s excited to be back at work part-time serving at PBC as Financial Manager.


    Debi enjoys decorating jobs at home, spending as much time as possible with her grandsons, being outside, and beginning her day with a walk of three to five miles, depending on schedules.