Dr. Jason Bay
Dr. Jason Bay has served as Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church since December 2014. His job duties include casting the vision and overseeing the direction of the church as a whole. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with advanced degrees from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and, most recently, obtained his Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jason married his beautiful wife Kim in 2003 and together they have 10 children, Noah, Elijah, Abigail, Lily, Jeremiah, Zoe, Hannah, Sophia, Samuel, and Magdalene. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys riding horses, writing, and spending time with family.
Linda is the most recent member to our team. We are so excited to have her join our team as Executive Administrator, where she will help support our staff and oversee the day to day functions of the church. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Houston as well as an Associate’s degree in Office Administration from Lamar University. She and her husband, Danny, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Together they have two children and two grandchildren, who they absolutely adore. Besides serving at FBC, Linda loves shopping, reading, traveling and meeting new people. We are so blessed to have her on our team.
Allen Barnes has served as college minister at First Baptist Church since May 2020, but has been a big part of our church for the last 4 years. His job duties include overseeing the direction of our college ministry at FBC as well as serving in our worship ministry. Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University (Eat ‘em up Kats)! In his free time, Allen enjoys reading, playing guitar, and, on occasion, playing video games.
Phyllis Dillard has been on staff at First Baptist Church since January 2002, but has been a member here for thirty years. Her job duties include overseeing the family life center and coordinating events that are held there. Phyllis has been married to her husband, Jimmy, since 1967, and together they have one child, Christie, a son-in-law, Walter, and two grandchildren, Nate and Cydney. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, reading, and working with flowers.
Children's Events Coordinator
Debra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Sam Houston State University. She has been married to her husband, Jeremy, since 2006. Together they have two girls: Alissa and Lydia. When Debra is not planning children's events at the church or homeschooling her girls, she enjoys volunteering with her children's American Heritage Girls Troop and loves to read.