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CURRENTLY sunday SERVICES ARE at 9:00 & 10:45 AM.

First Baptist Church Leadership

First Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Dr. Clint Davis

Pastor

Dr. Davis came to serve as our pastor in May of 1992.

Dr. Davis and his wife Cindy have three children and four grandchildren. Cindy is the principal at Vivian Fowler Elementary in Mt. Pleasant.

Dr. Davis grew up in Louisiana. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA in 1981. He furthered his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity (1987) and Doctor of Ministry (1991).

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Dr. Davis came to serve as our pastor in May of 1992.

Dr. Davis and his wife Cindy have three children and four grandchildren. Cindy is the principal at Vivian Fowler Elementary in Mt. Pleasant.

Dr. Davis grew up in Louisiana. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA in 1981. He furthered his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity (1987) and Doctor of Ministry (1991).

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Bil Barkley

Minister of Education & Sr. Adults

Bil came to serve as our Minister of Education and Senior Adults in January of 2007.

Bil, and his wife, Brenda, have two married children. Their son, Drew, and his wife, Rachel, have 3 children. Drew is a math teacher and assistant basketball coach for Mount Pleasant High School. Rachel is a personal trainer and owns her own nutritional business. Their daughter, Meagan Smith, and her husband, Weston, have 5 children and live in Longview, TX. Meagan is a stay-at-home mom and Weston is a pilot, owning his own aviation management company.

Bil grew up in Maryland, where he graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1976. He moved to Texas and graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1981. He holds both the Master of Arts in Christian Education and the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992. Bil is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and has received training as a Life Coach.

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Bil came to serve as our Minister of Education and Senior Adults in January of 2007.

Bil, and his wife, Brenda, have two married children. Their son, Drew, and his wife, Rachel, have 3 children. Drew is a math teacher and assistant basketball coach for Mount Pleasant High School. Rachel is a personal trainer and owns her own nutritional business. Their daughter, Meagan Smith, and her husband, Weston, have 5 children and live in Longview, TX. Meagan is a stay-at-home mom and Weston is a pilot, owning his own aviation management company.

Bil grew up in Maryland, where he graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 1976. He moved to Texas and graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1981. He holds both the Master of Arts in Christian Education and the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992. Bil is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and has received training as a Life Coach.

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Tim Ervin

Minister of Music

Tim came to serve as Minister of Music and Media in November 1992

Tim and his wife, Babs, were married September 30, 1989. Babs is the office manger for a local Dermatologist. They have a son, Zachary (1995) Zach is a loan officer for a local bank and worship leader for an area church.

Tim was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1976. He received his Bachelor of Music (1982) from University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). Tim attended Southwestern Theological Seminary at the Houston Baptist University Campus.

Tim is a double lung transplant survivor (10/9/2014). He is an advocate for organ donation and mentor to pre-transplant patients at UTSW Medical Center.

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Tim came to serve as Minister of Music and Media in November 1992

Tim and his wife, Babs, were married September 30, 1989. Babs is the office manger for a local Dermatologist. They have a son, Zachary (1995) Zach is a loan officer for a local bank and worship leader for an area church.

Tim was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1976. He received his Bachelor of Music (1982) from University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). Tim attended Southwestern Theological Seminary at the Houston Baptist University Campus.

Tim is a double lung transplant survivor (10/9/2014). He is an advocate for organ donation and mentor to pre-transplant patients at UTSW Medical Center.

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Richard Chandler

Minister to Families

Richard has served as the Minister to Families, working with our children and their parents, since June of 2005.

He has been married to his wife Crystal since June 1st, 1996. They have 4 children Paul (1998), Lily (1999), Samuel (2001) and Rose (2005).

He graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art. In addition, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education with concentrations in Childhood Education and Communications.

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Richard has served as the Minister to Families, working with our children and their parents, since June of 2005.

He has been married to his wife Crystal since June 1st, 1996. They have 4 children Paul (1998), Lily (1999), Samuel (2001) and Rose (2005).

He graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art. In addition, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education with concentrations in Childhood Education and Communications.

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Michael Tosh

Interim Minister of Youth

I am the husband of Jennifer and the dad of Zane, Kyle and Silver.

I began in ministry as a teenager when my youth minister recognized God’s call on my life. I began leading worship for the other students in my youth group and then went on to lead worship at camps, retreats and DNows as a high school and college student. During college, my worship and music ministry lead me into opportunities to work with student ministries in local churches and God called me to my first part time youth ministry job. Since that time, God has called my family and me into different student and worship ministries both full time and part time.

Around 15 years ago God called me into the public-school system as a music teacher at the same time FBC Mount Pleasant called my wife to work as the preschool minister, nursery coordinator and KidFirst director. Since then, FBC Mount Pleasant has allowed me to work in the worship ministry and with students. In August of 2019 when our church was in need of a student minister, Jennifer, Zane, Kyle, Silver and I prayed about me filling the role while at the same time continuing to teach. Working with this ministry, this ministry staff and these students these past 9 months has been a blessing for my family.

Students in 2020 desire authenticity and connection; particularly with those charged with teaching, leading, or mentoring them. As a student ministry it is my responsibility to live out my faith; in the mountaintop times and in the times of struggle, in front of our students, while at the same time helping them cultivate an authentic and personal walk with God.

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I am the husband of Jennifer and the dad of Zane, Kyle and Silver.

I began in ministry as a teenager when my youth minister recognized God’s call on my life. I began leading worship for the other students in my youth group and then went on to lead worship at camps, retreats and DNows as a high school and college student. During college, my worship and music ministry lead me into opportunities to work with student ministries in local churches and God called me to my first part time youth ministry job. Since that time, God has called my family and me into different student and worship ministries both full time and part time.

Around 15 years ago God called me into the public-school system as a music teacher at the same time FBC Mount Pleasant called my wife to work as the preschool minister, nursery coordinator and KidFirst director. Since then, FBC Mount Pleasant has allowed me to work in the worship ministry and with students. In August of 2019 when our church was in need of a student minister, Jennifer, Zane, Kyle, Silver and I prayed about me filling the role while at the same time continuing to teach. Working with this ministry, this ministry staff and these students these past 9 months has been a blessing for my family.

Students in 2020 desire authenticity and connection; particularly with those charged with teaching, leading, or mentoring them. As a student ministry it is my responsibility to live out my faith; in the mountaintop times and in the times of struggle, in front of our students, while at the same time helping them cultivate an authentic and personal walk with God.

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