Bannister Road Baptist Church

Dwight E. Scott Pastor

Dwight E. Scott was born in El Dorado, Ark., and accepted Christ as his Savior in January 1973 while serving in the U.S. Navy. Under the ministry of the late Pastor Harry Boyle of Portland, Maine, he received the calling to become a pastor. While completing his tour of duty, he returned to Arkansas in 1974 to marry his wife, Geneva.

After leaving the Navy, he enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and completed his bachelor’s and Th.G. degrees in 1979. Pastor Scott earned a Master of Arts in Church Ministry in 2005, followed by a Master of Divinity degree in 2010, also from Baptist Bible College.

After graduating from college in 1979, Pastor Scott served at Thayer Street Baptist Church of Little Rock, Ark., for two years. In 1982, Pastor Scott was moved of the Lord to relocate to Kansas City, Mo., where he founded Banister Road Baptist Church. He has served as pastor of this church for more than 30 years.

Pastor Scott and his wife Geneva have five sons and 13 grandchildren. His favorite pastimes are fishing, hunting, and golfing.


Walter R. Johnson

Church Administrator

A Kansas City native, Walter Johnson accepted Christ as his Savior in August 1977 while stationed in Hawaii and serving in the U.S. Air Force. After being discharged, he enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., where he met Pastor Dwight Scott. In 1983, Brother Johnson returned to Kansas City after receiving his Bachelor of Theology degree and joined Bannister Road Baptist Church. In 2004, he also earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

During his membership at BRBC, Brother Johnson has served in several ministries, including Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He also has served as director of music, church trustee and deacon.

Brother Johnson married his high school sweetheart, Sarah, in 1977. They have two daughters, Risa and Lea, and three granddaughters.


Geneva J. Scott

Director of Music/Children’s Ministry

Geneva Scott was born in Little Rock, Ark. and accepted Christ as her Savior after being witnessed to by a couple of U.S. Navy friends. She is a graduate of Philander Smith College with a bachelor’s in Music Education. After her marriage in 1974 to Dwight E. Scott, she attended Baptist Bible College, where she completed the Concentrated Mission Course for prospective missionaries. Pastor and Sister Scott have five sons and 13 grandchildren.

Sister Scott has worked for the Kansas City School District, Bannister Christian Academy, and Kansas City Baptist College as a music instructor. She currently serves as the director of music ministry and pianist, children’s ministry, and as a Wednesday night Bible club teacher. She previously was director of the women’s ministry, as well as former coordinator of the Teens ‘N Touch puppet ministry.

Sister Scott enjoys reading, especially Christian fiction and books on family, women issues, and self-development. Her leadership and organizational skills have allowed BRBC to sponsor many workshops and programs for women and children. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.

Crestita Shaw

Church Secretary/Clerk

Crestita Shaw is saved and has been a member of Bannister Road Baptist Church since about 1993. Prior to joining the staff as church secretary/clerk, she has served in numerous capacities, including nursery worker, choir member, and Sunday school teacher.

Sister Shaw has been an educator for 37 years. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd-5th grades. When we had the ministry of BCA (Bannister Christian Academy) she was the Kindergarten teacher for 5 years

She has a Bachelor’s degree from Tarkio College, Tarkio MO and a Master’s degree from Webster University, Kansas City, MO. Sister Shaw worked for the Kansas City, Mo School District for 24 years. She worked in a charter school, the last eight years of her teaching career.

As church secretary/clerk, she assists the pastor, deacons and other church leaders with administrative and communication duties, including the Sunday bulletin. She also is responsible for publicizing various church programs and events.

Sister Shaw was born in Tacloban, Philippines. Three of her siblings were also born in the Philippines, and they travelled by ship and arrived in the United States when she was just 18 months old. She has three sons and seven grandchildren. She enjoys anytime spent with family and friends.

Shawn Moore

Assistant to the Pastor

The Saginaw, Mich. native first came to Bannister Road Baptist Church in 1999, when he enrolled in Kansas City Baptist College, a ministry of the church. After his graduation in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, he returned home to Saginaw, where God used him to be a youth pastor for three years, followed by six years as pastor of Bible Baptist Church.


While serving the Lord in Michigan, Pastor Moore met and married Jennifer Winters from Indianapolis, Ind. in October 2010. In June 2012, he relocated back to Bannister Road Baptist Church with his wife at the leading of God to become the Assistant to the Pastor at the church.


Pastor Moore was saved at the age of 9. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling.