Senior Pastor



Scott & Pam Kliewer


Scott Kliewer grew up in Topeka, KS, which is about two hours from Newton. He was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home and realized his need of salvation as a young boy. Church was always a very important part of his childhood, with his parents being very involved in local church ministry.


Through a series of events, God provided a door of opportunity for him to attend Silver State Baptist High School in Denver, CO, a school affiliated with what was then called South Sheridan Baptist Church, pastored by Dr. Ed Nelson. He was active in various aspects of the ministry, including a church bus route to reach inner city children and was afforded various opportunities to preach to other teens in the Youth Department. It was there, during his senior year, that God used the influence of the church and school to call him into the ministry.


In the fall of 1975, he enrolled at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC as a Bible major, with a minor in History. God began opening opportunities for ministry, both at college and during the summers.


One of the highlights of his college experience was meeting his future wife, Pam. She had completed her degree in Piano Performance and was working on staff at the university. After completing his undergraduate degree in May 1979, he and Pam traveled as husband and wife, leading a ministry team from BJU for two consecutive summers. In those two years, he completed his Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies.


After receiving his Graduate Degree in May 1981, they moved to Charleston, IL to serve in the ministries of Calvary Baptist Church. In September of 1983, God moved them to Newton, KS to assume the Minister of Youth and Music position at Meridian Baptist Church. After nearly 25 years of ministry with Pastor Jerroll Martens as the pastor, the opportunity opened to become the Senior Pastor. He assumed that position in April 2008.


Pastor Kliewer and Pam have been blessed with three sons; Jeff and his family live in Midland, TX while Brad and his family reside in Barnhart, MO. Ryan lives in Newton.


Pastor's interests include an occasional round of golf and doing yard work. It is possible that in the past you have seen him officiating basketball and volleyball or repairing some eyeglasses at a local clinic.