Dr. Don Cole

Dr. Cole came as pastor in July of 2013.   He has served the local church since 1970 as Pastor, Associate Pastor, Minister of Music, Youth, Education and Evangelism. He and his wife Sharon served as missionaries in Brazil from 1988-1999. While teaching in the Sao Paulo Theological Seminary Dr. Cole started and served as Department Head of the Pastoral Ministries departments in the Bachelor and Master level. 

Minister of Music and Youth

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Children's Minister

Chelsea Hardesty

Chelsea Hardesty  began her ministry at First Baptist Church in March 2019.   Chelsea has a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science Degree, with an emphasis on Education, from the University of Texas at Tyler.  Chelsea and her husband, Austin, have one son named Montgomery.  

Administrative Assistant

Linda Hughes

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Linda Hughes joined the staff in 2009 following a 30-year career with Mobil Oil Corporation as an Executive Administrative Assistant and later as an Executive Meeting and Special Events Planner.

  December 2019  
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