About Us

Kedric Jones


Kedric takes an innovative and creative mindset toward ministry. Educated at Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary, his journey has been diverse, including experiences as an Army Chaplain, living in Africa, and running an animation studio. At St. John’s, he is committed to drawing from his journey to nurture a community that thrives together in all areas of life. 

Roy Carter

Choir Director/ Organist

Roy grew up in a musical family with his grandmother playing in church and his father playing saxophone in local bands. He has been playing the piano for over 30 years and the pipe organ at St. John’s since 2015. 

Roy married his wife at St. John’s in 2002 and they have 3 children. He teaches piano privately at his business Harmonic Piano Service on the Boonville town square in addition to moving, tuning, and repairing pianos.

Sheila Scearce 

Church Secretary

Sheila is a lifelong member of St. John’s having been confirmed on Easter Sunday of 1964. She has two children, Scott Babb and Heather Babb Shadrick. Sheila became the church secretary in August of 2012. She has volunteered for the ASP program, Women’s Guild, Bereavement Teams, and has served as the Church Council Secretary.

Our Church Music:

The combination of good liturgy and good music is a powerful force that directs the spirits and minds of those present to focus on the Divine. It is because of this that I consider a weekly offering of music to the Church and who it worships a gift to both the listener and the performer.


Psalm 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Our Mission Statement:  St. John's United Church of Christ exists to worship God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to celebrate the Sacraments, to realize Christian Fellowship and unity within this Church and the Church Universal; to render loving service toward humanity; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.