Our Staff


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Preben Vang

Interim Senior Pastor

Website: https://truettseminary.baylor.edu/person/preben-vang-phd

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Jimmy Smith

Generations Pastor

Office: 972.727.8241

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.

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Chris Jones

Online Pastor

Office: 972.727.8241

Chris became the Online Pastor in September 2020 after serving as our Minister of Students for 11 years. Before joining our staff, he 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 sons, Grady and Cobb.

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Lezah Maitland

Minister of Children

Office: 972.727.8241

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.

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Rodger Teaff

Church Business Administrator

Office: 972.727.8241

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.

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Haedo Son

Pastor - Cornerstone Korean Baptist Church (Korean Church)

Website: fbc.ac/cornerstonekoreanbc

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Francisco Zapuche

Pastor- Capilla de Fe (Spanish Church)

Website: fbc.ac/capilladefe

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Vince Vo

Pastor - Eastview Church (Vietnamese Church)

Website: Eastviewchurch.org

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Peter Fu

Pastor - Trinity Chinese Church

Website: www.31cc.org

Administrative Staff

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Julie Roden

Pastoral Ministries Coordinator


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Connie Gates

Pastoral Projects Coordinator


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Susie Friemel

Education Ministry Assistant (Records)


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Kari Schatzel

Communications Specialist


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Kathie Griffith

Accounting and Payroll Manager


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Susan Lindsay

Receptionist & Ministry Assistant


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Marita Richards

Preschool Ministry Assistant



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Steve Wade

Facilities Manager


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David Landers

Facilities Supervisor