Lead Pastor Nathan Burch

Nathan and his wife Leannah were married in June of 2002. They have 3 children, Alexis, Alyssa, and Javan. Nathan graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 2004. After serving for over 6 years as a Youth Pastor, God opened the door for Nathan to become the Pastor at Aurora Baptist Temple in 2009. Nathan loves spending time with his friends and family as well as hunting treasures at auctions.



Youth Pastor Jason Reaves

I have been the youth pastor at ABT since January of 2020. I graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and Bible. I have been a youth pastor for a combined 8 years now and was also a lead pastor for 3 years. I have been married to my wife Holly for almost 15 years and we have 3 children. I was born and raised near Detroit, so I am a huge Detroit sports fan. I am very excited to be on staff and get to minister to teenagers and their families. I can’t wait to see what the Lord will do through their lives.



Kids Director Amber Souza

My name is Amber Souza and I am the Children’s Ministry Director here at ABT where I teach children’s church, oversee our AWANA ministry, and lead our children’s choir. I’ve been on staff since August of 2013 and a member of this church over the last 20+ years. I graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education and Bible which allows me to be a light in our school district as a 3rd-grade teacher while also teaching kids here at the church. I’m passionate about ministry, kids, and teaching and I’m so very thankful to be a part of the great things that God is doing at Aurora Baptist Temple!



Seniors Pastor Leland Burch

My name is Leland Burch and I am the seniors pastor at ABT. I have been in ministry for 40 years. I pastored two churches in Springfield Missouri totaling 32 years. I have been on staff of ABT for 7 years. I finished my doctorate in ministry in 2009. I teach the adult Sunday school class and mid-week Bible study. I like sports of any kind especially the STL Blues hockey team and am very passionate about golf. I have two sons and three grandchildren.