92nd General Assembly
Rep. Brian Baker, a Republican, represents part of Cass County (District 123) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Baker is the assistant pastor and ministry director for the First Baptist Church in Belton: Heartland Family Ministries. He is the former missions coordinator for the Heritage Southern Baptist Association. He was elected to the Belton Board of Alderman in April 2001, where he serves on the Transportation Review Committee and as the Park Board liaison.
Rep. Baker is a member of the following organizations: Student Ministries of First Baptist Church; executive board, Belton Corporation for Economic Development; Belton Chamber of Commerce; Raymore Chamber of Commerce; Cass Coalition of Chambers; Cass County CHART – Community Health Assessment Resource Team; Belton CARES – anti-drug team; Missouri Farm Bureau; Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club; Cass County Republican Club; Cass County Republican Committee; Concerned Women of America; Missouri Right to Life; and the Cass County Sister City Organization.
A recipient of the 1999 Scottish Highland Service Shield, which has not been awarded to an American since Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rep. Baker has also received the Five Year Service Award from the First Baptist Church of Belton; the 1992 Belton Youth of the Year award and was a 1998 inductee in the Heartland High School Hall of Fame.
A 1992 graduate of Heartland High School, Rep. Baker earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature, with a minor in psychology from Central Missouri State University in 1998. He will complete a master’s degree in religious studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002.
Rep. Baker lives in Belton with his wife, Kristen and their two children: Kaylinn and Grant.