Ronnie's passion is to lead people to a love relationship with Jesus Christ. He has led us to be a church that is passionate about connecting people to Jesus and helping them become fully-devoted followers of Christ. He has led our staff to create biblical, relevant, and creative environments in every part of our ministry. He is personally committed to teaching the life-changing truth of the Bible week by week.
Ronnie married Rae in 1983 and they have 4 children, Joshua, Jenny, Heaven and Destiny.
Ronnie grew up in a small town in North Carolina with his parents and 1 sister. He graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina (1980, B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas (1984, M.RE)
Jeff joined our staff in March 2001. He served as our Minister to Students until March 2008 when he transitioned to become our Associate Pastor. Now Jeff provides leadership for EDGE Worship and Adult Life Groups. He has a variety of other ministry responsibilities including outreach, new member assimilation, counseling, and preaching.
Jeff's passion is to lead people to genuinely love God and each other. Because he believes this happens best in life groups, the focus of his ministry is connecting everyone in our church with a life group.
Jeff is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at the First Baptist Church of Norman, Oklahoma and the First Baptist Church of Ponder, Texas.
Jeff and his wife, Amy, have two children Abbey and Jonathan.
Tom began his ministry at First Baptist Church in February 2005. Prior to coming to Greenwood, he served churches in Arkansas and Texas. Originally from Crossett, AR, Tom graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
Joy-filled worship is a great passion of Tom's. He believes that leading people to encounter God through praise and adoration is a great honor and a privilege, and that in doing so believers are encouraged and the lost are presented with the gospel. Style isn't an issue with his ministry through music, however, authentic expressions of worship are.
Some of Tom's ministries include an energetic choral program that ranges all the way from children through senior adults, a growing orchestra, Praise Teams and Praise Bands, and drama.
Tom and his wife, Jan, have two daughters, Cara and Alisha.
I joined our staff in July 2013. I have a desire to see people have their lives transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. My area of ministry is focused on students grades 5th-7th, as well as the recreation ministry. As the Middle School minister I hope to lead the students to understand the joy that comes in following Christ in all they do, especially during these tough transitional years. I also love to see people connect with each other through fellowships, sports and recreational outreach.
Kyle is married to Amber, they have two daughters Brooklyn and Addison and a son Malachi.
Jacque has served as Children's Minister at First Baptist Church since May 1996. Her area of ministry includes overseeing the Kindergarten through 4th grade, leadership, KIDS Church, and KIDMO. Jacque also coordinates special events and summer activities for children. Jacque's heart is to reach children for Christ and to teach them to have a biblical worldview so that they can experience Jesus' love in their everyday life!
Jacque and her husband, Robert, have 2 sons, Heath and Jacob.
Jessica joined the FBC Staff as the Preschool Ministry Intern in October 2013. By October 2014 Jessica became the Preschool Ministry Assistant. Her area of ministry includes working alongside the Preschool Ministry Director and providing a fun, safe, and loving environment for 3 and 4 year old children.
Jessica is a full time college student at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and is earning her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education.