Kyle Carlson is the pastor at Mt. Zion Community Church. He is dedicated to serving the Lord in all aspects of his life. Kyle is first and foremost a family man. In 2003, he married his best friend, Toni, and they are the proud parents of 5 children: Spencer, Everett, Isabel, Daphne, and Reece.
While he and his wife were attending First Baptist Church in Arkansas City, Kansas, Kyle felt God calling him into the ministry. He answered the call quickly and began obtaining his B.S. in Christian Ministry Leadership at Barclay College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2011. After taking a few years off from school, he completed his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty University in 2019 and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Liberty University in 2021.
Kyle began his ministry of service by teaching a middle school Sunday school class and serving as a deacon at his church while attending college. He served on staff at First Baptist from 2010 to 2012 as a part-time minister of visitation. In 2013, He was called to be the bi-vocational pastor at First Baptist Church of Argonia, Kansas. In 2015, Kyle was offered the position of associate pastor here at Mt. Zion. When the senior pastor retired at the end of 2016, Kyle was asked to step up to full-time service as the senior pastor. Some of Kyle's spiritual influences are Reformers and Puritans, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, Robert Godfrey, and R.C. Sproul.
In Kyle's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies (the cheesier the better!) weightlifting, reading, shooting, hobby farming, watching NFL, taking his kids to Christian concerts and taking his wife to her favorite restaurant (Ninja Sushi Steakhouse or Schlotzsky's).
Whether in his capacity as pastor at the church, or in his favorite roles as husband and father, Kyle tries to live his life by one motto. For God’s glory alone.
Kyle Carlson, Senior Pastor
Grady Osborn is married ot Sandy Osborn. He is employed by the state of Kansas and serves as the Chaplain at Winfield Correctional Facility. Grady has a Master of Theological Studies Degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary with an emphasis in systematic theology. Grady is committed to the Word of God: to studying, practicing, and teaching.
Some of his hobbies that he is most passionate about include reading really thick books, playing with their dog Molly, and last but certainly not least, following our pastor around the country attending one Christian conference after another.
We are grateful for Grady's faithful commitment to Christ, our church family, and his sacrificial service to our beloved members.