Rev. Franklin M. Ruff is a dedicated preacher and teacher of Gods word, as well as a motivational and inspirational speaker.  Rev. Ruff answered Gods’ call to Christian Ministry in 2003.  Before joining us at First Baptist Stilwell, Rev. Ruff served 4 churches in 3 States. He served as the Minister of Christian Education at Abundant Faith Baptist church and New Calvary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. From Detroit, he moved on to serve as the Associate Minister at Fidelity Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 2013 Rev. Ruff and his wife Makeba moved to Kansas where he served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg KS.

Rev Ruff has been an American Baptist minister for over 10 years.  During his time in Kansas he has served on the Annual Gathering planning committee. He mentored new ministers,  and oversaw ordination as a part of the Regional Counsel on Ministry. Currently Rev. Ruff is serving as the president of the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region   ​

Rev. Ruff has a love for education especially Christian education.  He has worked as a teacher in the Detroit public school system, a corporate trainer, and seminar leader. He has facilitated workshops on leadership, effective communication, personality type, team building and Christian education.

Rev Ruff has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Davenport University, and a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary.  He has been married for 21 years to his wonderful wife and help mate Makeba. They have 3 children Franklin, Thurman, and Joshua.