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Chad Selph

Senior Pastor

Website: chadselphblog.blogspot.com/

Chad joined the church in February 1997. He previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Stamford, Texas. Chad is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad and his wife, Rhonda, have two children: Austin and Lauren. 

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Jimmy Smith

Generations Pastor

Jimmy joined the ministry staff as Generations Pastor in May 2015. Jimmy spent time as a Licensed Professional Counselor after serving 11 years as Minister of Students at First Baptist Church Allen. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University, Jimmy earned his Masters of Divinity from Logsdon School of Theology and his Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Jimmy and his wife, Shonda, have three children, Tyler, Logan and Katherine. TESTIMONY

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Jeff Mize

Minister of Music

Jeff came to First Baptist Church in January 1998, after almost fifteen years as Minister of Music in Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas. Jeff is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Anna, have three children: Juliana, Aaron and Elizabeth. TESTIMONY

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Ross Ramsey

Minister of Education

Ross joined our team in October 2012 as Minister of Education after serving at First Baptist Gallatin, as well as Lifeway Christian Resources in Tennessee. Ross is a graduate of The University of Central Florida and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Jill, have 3 children: Taylor, Nave and Nolan. TESTIMONY

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Chris Jones

Minister of Students

Chris joined our staff in November of 2009, having previously served at The Oaks Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, TX. Chris graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Biblical Studies. Chris and his wife, Morgan, have two young sons: Grady and Cobb. TESTIMONY

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Matt Haak

Student Ministry Associate
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Lezah Maitland

Minister of Children

Lezah joined our ministry team in April 2012. She has served as a minister to preteens and children as an intern, associate, and senior staff member. She has been a member of FBC Allen since 1992. Lezah is a graduate of Tarleton State University and received her Master’s degree in Childhood Ministry from Dallas Baptist University. TESTIMONY

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Alyson Walker

Minister to Preschool Families

Alyson joined the team in January 2017. She comes having served on the staff of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, as well as South Tulsa Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, and Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Alyson is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and received her Master's degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Rodger Teaff

Church Business Administrator

Rodger joined First Baptist as Business Administrator in June 2017 after serving 14 years at Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. Rodger is a graduate of Angelo State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rodger and his wife, Ginger, have two children: Bailey and Grayson.

Administrative Staff

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Julie Roden

Pastoral Ministries Coordinator
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Connie Gates

Pastoral Projects Coordinator
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Kathy Carpenter

Generations Pastoral Ministry & Music Ministry Assistant
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Emily Dietz

Receptionist & Senior Adult Ministry Assistant
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Cindy Edamura

Education Ministry Assistant
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Susie Friemel

Education Ministry Assistant (Records)
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Marita Richards

Preschool Education Ministry Assistant
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Marcy Law

Communications Specialist
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Kari Schatzel

Communications Specialist
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Kathie Griffith

Accounting and Payroll Manager
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Lisa Baranski

Financial Assistant

Facilities

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Steve Wade

Facilities Manager
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David Landers

Facilities Supervisor