Chris Cook

Senior Pastor
Chris has resided in Columbia since 1996. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of sons. After completing his undergraduate studies in Religion at William Jewell College, Chris graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Parkade, Chris pastored two other churches in Missouri. Chris has served as the senior pastor of Parkade Baptist Church since 2001.

Christopher Argent

Pastor of Discipleship and Student Ministries

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Christopher was born in Bolivar Missouri and has called Missouri home for a majority of his life. After graduating from Southwest Baptist University in 2006, Christopher moved to Kansas City. While in Kansas City he attended and graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009 with his Masters in Christian Education. He has been married to Meghan since 2010 and they have a daughter McKenna. Christopher has served in student ministry for 20 years and has a passion for discipling students and adults. Seeing them come to Christ and growing in their relationship with Him. 

Christy Winston

Children’s Director

Christy is from the small town of Whigham, GA. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia with a BSA in Animal and Dairy Science. Christy, and her husband John moved to Columbia in 2019. They are proud parents of three children, Marshall, Elijah, and Emma. She is a homeschool mom and serves as a tutor at a local co-op. As an active duty military family, they love to travel and visit new places. Christy enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, singing, and reading.


Cindy Luecht

Office Manager
Cindy was born and raised in Iowa.  She, and her husband Bill. moved to Columbia in 2003.  They have two rescue dachshounds named Henry and Emily.  They enjoy camping, reading and spending time with family and friends.  Cindy joined our staff in June 2018. 

Cathy Gibbs

Admin of Communication & Technology
Cathy joined our staff in August 2021. She currently resides in Moberly with her youngest son, Joey, who is a junior in high school. 

Mickie Clark

Mickie moved to Columbia in 1962 when she married her husband, Larry.  They have raised 4 children and several grandchildren.  Mickie has been an accompanist for 33 years and joined our staff in 2001. 

Eric Aldrich

Worship Leader & Organist

Eric and his wife, Charlie, have two young girls who enjoy spending time outdoors, and participating in church activities. Prior to joining Parkade, Eric was pianist and assistant organist at Fee Fee Baptist Church in the St. Louis area.  Beginning playing the piano at age 4, music has always been an important part of Eric’s life and he learned a great deal about the organ from his grandmother who was also a church organist.  Eric works for the University of Missouri as a meteorology professor and has been on staff at Parkade since November, 2002.