Our Church Staff

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Brian Whitney
PASTOR

Ph.D.
Pastoral Ministry
Southwesten Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Science
Secondary Education
Baylor University


Dr. Brian Whitney

Dr. Whitney has served as Pastor of FBC-Searcy since October of 2009. Before then, Dr. Whitney served as the Pastor of several churches in Texas as well as a Minister to Youth/Single Adults. He also served as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for five years

Dr. Whitney and his wife Jana live in Searcy and have two sons; Collin is a student at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge and Clark serves as a minister in Siloam Springs.



Taylor Keenen
MINISTER OF MUSIC/WORSHIP

Associate of Arts
Music
Oklahoma City Community College

Bachelor of Arts
Vocal Performance
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith


Bro. Taylor is the newest member of the FBC Ministry Leadership Team. He has served Arkansas churches in Music Ministry, Youth Minisrty, and Church Media. Taylor began his ministry at FBC in April of 2017.

Taylor and his wife, Jennifer have 2 children (Micaiah and Easton) and are in the process of relocating to Searcy.



Hal Stroupe
MINISTER OF EDUCATION
AND ADMINISTRATION

Master of Arts in
Christian Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Science
Communication Studies
University of NorthTexas

Bachelor of Arts
Speech, Theatre, and Journalism
University of Central Arkansas


Bro. Hal has served on the FBC staff since October of 2006. Prior to joining the FBC staff, he served as Children's Minister, Minister to Adults, and Associate Pastor in churches in Arkansas and Texas.

Hal has three children (Allisyn is in Pharmacy School at Harding University, Jennifer is an Elementary Education major at Harding University, and Joseph is a student at Searcy High School). He lives in Searcy with his wife, Sheila.



Michael George
MINISTER TO STUDENTS

Bachelor of Arts
Youth Ministry
(Summa Cum Laude)
Howard Payne University

Michael George

Michael joined the FBC Ministry Team in May of 2016. Prior to serving in Searcy, Michael served several Texas churches where he worked with youth, college students, and church media.

Michael is married to Christina. Their son, Grayson was born in December of 2015. 

Michael, Christina, and Grayson live in Searcy.



Bethany Cameron
PRESCHOOL/CHILDREN'S
DIRECTOR

Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Central Arkansas


Bethany began her ministry to the preschoolers and children of FBC in November of 2015. Prior to joining the FBC leadership team, Bethany was a member and volunteer at First Baptist Church in Beebe where she served in Preschool Ministry, Children's Ministry, and directed Children's Choirs.

Bethany lives in Beebe with her husband Cody.

 

MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAM

Teresa Staggs
EDUCATION MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Dawn Jacobs

FBC FINANCIAL SECRETARY & MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Linda Stake

PASTOR'S MINISTRY ASSISTANT
 


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Olin Willis
PROPERTIES MANAGER
Jason Cook
HOUSEKEEPING & PROPERTIES ASSISTANT
Jeri Chapman
HOUSEKEEPING TEAM LEADER
Brian Brown
HOUSEKEEPING