Ronnie Deal
Senior Pastor
 
 
In January 1999 Ronnie was called by FBC to serve as Senior Pastor. He leads our church in vision-casting, preaching/teaching, staff leadership and shepherding. Prior to becoming our pastor, Ronnie served at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC for nearly 13 years.

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)

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Jeff Ivey
Teaching/Discipleship Pastor
479-996-2166, ext 1020

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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 McCone
Music Minister 
479-996-2166, ext 1015

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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.

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Kyle Elmore
Minister to Students
 479-996-2166, ext 1034 email Kyle

 

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 7th-12th. As the Student Minister I hope to lead the students to understand the joy that comes in following Christ in all they do, especially during these tough years. Kyle is married to Amber, they have three daughters Brooklyn. Addison, Ryne and a son Malachi.

 
 
 
 
Josh Kimbrell
Middle School and Recreation Minister
479-996-2166, ext 1028

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Josh joined our staff in August of 2017.  He attended the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  He oversees our ministry to students in 5th and 6th grade as well as our recreation ministry.  Josh’s passion is to walk with students in their faith journey especially during those middle school years!  He also enjoys seeing our church body come together and fellowship through sports and church events.  
 
Josh and his wife, Devin, have two daughters, Naomi and Caroline.
 
Greg Ford
Associate Pastor of Sr. Adults/Missions
479-996-2166, ext 1013
 

Greg Ford joined the FBC staff in January 2018 to serve as Associate Pastor of Senior Adults and our Acts 1:8 Missions Ministry. Previously he served for 17 years as a Minister of Missions in two Southern Baptist Churches, leading domestic and international church planting partnerships in a number of unreached or less-reached places. Raised in Leola, Arkansas, Greg has lived in Arkansas all of his life and loves the outdoors: fishing, hunting and biking. After a career in banking, the Lord used his first mission trip in 2000 to confirm his call to full-time ministry. In addition to helping plant churches in unreached areas, his passion is mobilizing others and helping them find their specific role in God’s Kingdom and he is especially grateful for the privilege of that role with senior adults. “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” Isaiah 55:2 NIV

 
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Jacque Gordon
First KIDS Minister 
479-996-2166, ext 1021
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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.

 
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Cameron Trice
First Preschool Director
 
Cameron began serving as director of the Preschool Ministries in 2014. 
 
Cameron is married to Justin, they have 4 children, Rylee, Hudson, Isaac and Haddie.
 
 
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Angela Steinfeldt 
First TOTS Director
 
Angela began serving as Second Street Director August 2016.  She loves children and has a great vision for the 2 year olds at FBC.
 
Angela is married to Zac, they have 3 children, Bree, Body and Brenden.
 
 
Rae
Rae Deal
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
 
 
 
Paige Moore
First Nursery Director
 
Support Staff
Carol Dixon
Executive Assistant to the Pastor
Business Administrator
479.996.2166, ex 1019
RobinRobin Feero
Music Ministry Assistant
479.996.2166, ex 1016
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Rachel Myers
Receptionist / Publications
479.996.2166, ex 1010
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Gina Scantling
Education Ministry Assistant
479.996.2166, ex 1014
Angie Sharp
Mother’s Day Out Director
 
Steve Szczepanik
Facilities Director
 
 
Julie Tatum
Student and Recreation Ministry Assistant
479.996.2166, ex 1039