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Senior Pastor

Mark Smith

Education/Previous Employment

BA in Biblical Studies/Languages from OBU. MDiv from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

I have been a youth pastor in AR, TX, and TN for 15 years. I was called as pastor here in November 2012.

Hometown

Hot Springs, AR

Family

I am married to my beautiful wife, Shannon. We have 4 kids: Caleb, Jonathan, Grace, and Nate.

Favorite ice cream

Blue Bell Cookies 'n Cream...yummy (favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies dipped in milk...even yummier)

Favorite Bible Verse

Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight.

Hobbies

Playing/hanging out with my kids, guitar, sports, board games, XBOX, and anytihng else that is competitive.

Favorite college team

Arkansas Razorbacks

Favorite books

Crazy Love & Not A Fan

"If not in ministry, I would want to be...a high school coach or own a Chick-fil-a."


Worship Pastor

Doug Moore

Education/Previous Employment

After graduation from Arkansas State University (Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education), I served as a band director for 10 years in Arkansas. Then in 1982 the Lord called me into the Music Ministry.

First Baptist Church, Trumann, AR (1982-1985)

First Baptist Church, Newport, AR (1986-1999)

First Baptist Church, Union City, TN (1999-2003)

First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, AR (2003-present)

Hometown

New Carlisle, Indiana (Yes, I'm a converted Yankee!)

Family

Wife (Kaye) 2 daughters (Cynthia & Kimberly) and 4 GRANDchildren!

Favorite ice cream

Chocolate Ripple

Favorite Bible verse

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Hobbies

Golf (Well, I attempt to play it)

Favorite college teams

University of Arkansas & Notre Dame

Favorite books

"Not a Fan" & "I Am Not, But I Know I AM"

"If not in minsitry, I would want to be...a Band Director."


Senior Adult Pastor

Cliff Hutchins

Education/Previous Employment

A.A. degree from Southwest Baptist College-Bolivar, Missouri; B.A degree from Ouachita Baptist University-Arkadelphia, Arkansas; M.Div degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary-Ft. Worth, Texas

Hometown

I was born in Texas, but I consider Moody, Missouri as my hometown.

Family

My wife of 31 years is deceased. I have one son, Tony, and his wife Mary Jane and they have three children (my grandchildren), Sarah Jane, Joshua and Caleb.

Favorite ice cream

Strawberry

Favorite Bible verse

"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 and Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite Hymn

"What a Friend we have in Jesus"

Hobbies

Collector of Depression glass, playing piano, fishing, painting, watching good movies (especially westerns), and visiting friends.

Favorite college team

Arkansas Razorbacks

Favorite books

The Bible, books by Andrew Murray, A.W. Tozer and Max Lacado

"If not in minsitry, I would be...in Heaven."


Nursery Coordinator

Linda Clark

Hometown

Born and raised in Warren, Bradley Country, AR

Family

Daughter, Misty, Son-in-law, Patrick, 2 grandchildren, Katie & Jared, 1 sister, Edith and 2 brothers, Lee & George.

Favorite ice cream

Vanilla

Favorite Bible verse

Matthew 19:14 "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Hobbies

Crafting and Floral Arrangements

Favorite college team

Razorbacks

Favorite books

"Landmines, In the Path of the Believer" by Charles Stanley and "Yesterday I Cried" by Iyanla Vanzant.

"If not in ministry, I would want to be...a Florist, creating things from God's beautiful creations."


Administrative Assistant

Becca Adkins

Hometown

I guess I need to claim Jacksonville, AR. My dad was in the Air Force so I was born in Tampa, then lived in Germany and England before my dad's retirement in Jacksonville.

Family

I am the baby in my family. I have a sister, brother, nephew and two beautiful nieces I love to spend time with.

Favorite ice cream

Cookies and Cream

Favorite Bible verse

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future."

Colossians 4:5-6

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Hobbies

I LOVE to travel. Whether going to Kentucky to see family, vacation or just a road trip for the weekend, I enjoy getting away. I love to go somewhere I haven't been. And of course, I always love getting together with friends.

Favorite college team

Kentucky Wildcats. GO BIG BLUE!

Favorite books

The Bible and "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan

"If not in ministry, I would want to be...a travel agent, or one of those mysterious hotel reviewers."


Maintenance Coordinator

Al Hillman

Education/Previous Employment

G.E.D.

Hometown

Jacksonville, AR

Family

Wife - Rebecca; Sons - A.J., Darren, Jacob, Landon, and Bryson; Daughter - Alice Alexis

Favorite ice cream

Banana split

Favorite Bible Verse

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Hobbies

Fishing and riding ATVs

Favorite college team

Arkansas Razorbacks

Favorite books

Where the Red Fern Grows

"If not in ministry, I would want to be...a heavy equipment operator."


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