100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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Elementary and Secondary Education
Downsizing State Government
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Representative Ben Baker, a Republican, represents Newton County (District 160) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
In addition to his legislative duties, Baker is a minister, missionary, former professor and the dean of students at Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho. He also owns a small construction business that specializes in artisan trim-work. Baker also served on the Neosho City Council and as mayor of Neosho.
Baker serves on the board of his church, Bible Holiness Assembly of God, and he a past board president of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center. He is also involved with Ozark Christian Missions and has led mission trips to India, Africa, and Central America.
He holds a bachelor of art degree from Ozark Bible Institute.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Baker currently resides in Neosho with his wife, Naomi, and their four daughters.
Allows school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament