Pastor Steve Rimi served for nearly eight years as an electronics technician in the United States Air Force before attending Hyles-Anderson College, Crown Point, Indiana, where he graduated in 1983. He pastored churches in Maine and in Missouri before starting Gem City Baptist Church in March, 2008.
Mrs. Debbi Rimi, also a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College, teaches Sunday School at Gem City Baptist Church. She is also a registered nurse (MRN), and in 2015 was selected as one of two RISEing Stars of the Year (an Employee of the Year award) by Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Pastor and Mrs. Rimi celebrated their 33rd anniversary in 2016, and reside in Hannibal, Missouri.