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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

I am the Minister of Music and Media and joined the staff of First Baptist Church November 18, 1992.

My wife, Babs and I were married September 30, 1989. Babs is the office manager for a local Dermatologist. Our son, Zach (Born: January 21, 1995) is a loan officer for an area bank. Zach and his wife, Abbey, live in Longview, TX.

I was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1976. In 1982, I received my Bachelor of Music from University of Louisiana at Monroe (formally Northeast Louisiana University). I also pursued a master’s in religious education from the Houston Baptist University Campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I am a transplant survivor. October 9, 2014, I received a double lung transplant from UTSW Medical Center in Dallas.  I have the privilege of being part of the Organ Transplant Support Team at UTSW. Our group meets monthly to encourage one another and help to pre-transplant patients. I am advocate for organ donation.

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I am the Minister of Music and Media and joined the staff of First Baptist Church November 18, 1992.

My wife, Babs and I were married September 30, 1989. Babs is the office manager for a local Dermatologist. Our son, Zach (Born: January 21, 1995) is a loan officer for an area bank. Zach and his wife, Abbey, live in Longview, TX.

I was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1976. In 1982, I received my Bachelor of Music from University of Louisiana at Monroe (formally Northeast Louisiana University). I also pursued a master’s in religious education from the Houston Baptist University Campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I am a transplant survivor. October 9, 2014, I received a double lung transplant from UTSW Medical Center in Dallas.  I have the privilege of being part of the Organ Transplant Support Team at UTSW. Our group meets monthly to encourage one another and help to pre-transplant patients. I am advocate for organ donation.

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Richard Chandler

Minister to Families

I serve as the Minister to Families, working with our children and their parents, since June of 2005.

I have been married to my wife Crystal since June 1st, 1996. We have 4 children Paul (1998), Lily (1999), Samuel (2001) and Rose (2005).

I graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art. In addition, I 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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I serve as the Minister to Families, working with our children and their parents, since June of 2005.

I have been married to my wife Crystal since June 1st, 1996. We have 4 children Paul (1998), Lily (1999), Samuel (2001) and Rose (2005).

I graduated from Howard Payne University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art. In addition, I 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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Patrick Martin

Minister of Students

I am new to FBC Mount Pleasant! I came here in June 2020 to serve as the Minister of Students.

I grew up in China Spring, Texas, just outside of Waco! I then went on to study Psychology at Angelo State University and graduated in 2015. This was also the time of my life when God revealed Himself to me and I came to faith in Jesus and responded to a call to ministry. I served as a BSM Campus Missionary between 2015-2017 in San Angelo before taking off to seminary in Waco at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. I graduated with a Master of Divinity in Theology in 2020 before coming to FBC! I have a passion for guiding students towards a deeper understanding of the Gospel, finding confidence in their identity in Christ, and learning to share Jesus to those who do not know Him yet. 

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I am new to FBC Mount Pleasant! I came here in June 2020 to serve as the Minister of Students.

I grew up in China Spring, Texas, just outside of Waco! I then went on to study Psychology at Angelo State University and graduated in 2015. This was also the time of my life when God revealed Himself to me and I came to faith in Jesus and responded to a call to ministry. I served as a BSM Campus Missionary between 2015-2017 in San Angelo before taking off to seminary in Waco at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. I graduated with a Master of Divinity in Theology in 2020 before coming to FBC! I have a passion for guiding students towards a deeper understanding of the Gospel, finding confidence in their identity in Christ, and learning to share Jesus to those who do not know Him yet. 

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