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Mike  Greenfield

Mike Greenfield

Pastor for Administration and Spiritual Development
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Mike joined the staff in 1996 as Pastor for Young and Median Adults and then in 2004 moved into the administration role.   In addition, Mike gives leadership to the use of technology in the church, overseeing the website, all print publications, and email publicity. 

 
Prior to joining the staff in 1996, Mike served in Baptist student ministries at San Jacinto College, Texas Wesleyan College, and Baylor University. A native of Snyder, Mike is a graduate of both Texas Tech University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Patti, are the parents of three children, Katie and her husband Luke Palmer, Blake and his wife Sarah, and Brett.
John Moore

John Moore

Pastor for Missions
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John came to First Baptist at the beginning of 2008 to begin his work as pastor for missions. 

 
John was raised in the Houston area before attending  Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He served as a youth pastor in Lorena, Texas and for 13 years at Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas.
 
John and his wife, Beverly, have three children Marshall, Collin, and Nathan.
Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Pastor for Worship and Music
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Todd is a native Texan and the son of a Baptist pastor.  He graduated from Alamogordo (NM) High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1982.  He completed a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985.

 

Todd met his wife, Michele, while a student at William Jewell.  She was also a music education major.  She completed her degree at the University of Texas at Tyler in 1988 and has been employed as an elementary school music teacher.  Todd and Michele have two children:  daughter, Mackenzie, and son, Landon.  Todd was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1985.  He lists his interests as being coaching, golf, and computers.

Before coming to Abilene, Todd served at First Baptist Church, Henderson, Texas, for over six years and has served full-time as minister of music in the following churches:  First Baptist Church, White Settlement; First Baptist Church, Grapevine; and First Baptist Church, San Marcos.  He also served as music assistant at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.  Todd is a member of the Centurymen and the Singing Men of Texas.
Palmer McCown

Palmer McCown

Pastor for Senior Adults
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Palmer started serving as Pastor for Senior Adults in February 2006.  Palmer has spent most of his ministry working with college students.  He was the Baptist Student Union director at Sul Ross University, South Plains College, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and, from 1979-01 at Hardin-Simmons University.  He also served as minister of youth and adult education at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church, Virginia.  Since his retirement in 2001, he has been involved with two local congregations as interim music minister.  Palmer has degrees from both HSU and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

Palmer and his wife, Patsy, have two children; Stephanie Markgraf and her husband Jim live in Midland with the two grandchildren, Jon Michael and Christopher, and Michael and his wife Barb, who currently live in Frankfurt, Germany where he sings opera.

C.V. Blake

C.V. Blake

Pastor for Young and Median Adults
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C.V. came to Abilene as Pastor for Youth in 1999 where he served in that position before he moved into the Young and Median Adult position in 2004.  He gives leadership to all adults between the ages of 20-60 both married and single.  He also works with the Men's Ministry and coordinates the small group Bible studies for men. 

Before coming to Abilene in 1999, C.V. served in similar ministry positions in Bryan, Lubbock, Shallowater, Slaton, and O'Donnell. C.V. is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Shelly, have two children, Bryan who lives and works in the Dallas area, and Lauren who is married to Reed Stafford.

Cody Favor

Cody Favor

Pastor for Students
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Cody serves as Pastor for Students and ministers to students from 6th grade to university.  He has been on staff at FBC since 2005 in a variety of positions.

    
He is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from Logsdon School of Theology.  During his college days, he served as both youth intern and interim youth minister at First Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas.  Upon graduation from college he moved to Muleshoe where he served as youth minister for four years.  While working on his Master’s degree, Cody served as interim youth minister here at First Baptist, and then moved into the university role.  He spent two years here as a part of a residency program through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship which concluded in the summer of 2007 when he continued on in his present position.  Cody is married to Brennan, who works for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Becky Tucker

Becky Tucker

Director for Children's Ministry
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Becky Tucker joined the staff in the fall of 2011 to take leadership of the children's ministries.  Becky comes to First Baptist with a great deal of experience of working with children.  A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University with a BBS in recreation, Becky taught in the public school system for 20 years here in Abilene at both Jane Long and Thomas Elementary schools. Becky brings a wealth of experience and a deep love for children to this position.  She and her husband, Gary, President and CEO of First Technology Services with First Financial Bank and faithful member of our television crew, have two children, Clayton and Britney.

Candy Rains

Candy Rains

Director for Preschool Ministry
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Candy started at FBC working in the missions office and moved into the preschool role in the spring 2011.  She comes with quite a bit of experience in church work specifically with children, but until now from a volunteer standpoint.

 

Candy has lived most of her life in Abilene, graduating from Wylie High School and was an active member of Lytle South Baptist Church for 14 years.  She is married to Eddie Rains, who is an independent agent in automotive training and consulting.  They have three children; Kristian, Morgan, and Chance.

Keith Post

Keith Post

Director for Family Life Center
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Keith Post comes to us having served in a variety of ministries and positions. Most recently he was an Athletic Specialist for the city of McKinney Parks and Recreation Division. Prior to working for the city of McKinney, he has coached and taught high school in Princeton, Texas; served as the recreation minister at FBC, McKinney for 10 years; pastored churches in Childress and Loraine; and as youth minister in four different churches in Texas and Arkansas. Keith has a wide background in ministry and recreation and brings a wealth of experience to the position.

Keith and his wife, Cathy, have three children, the oldest daughter is married; the middle son having just graduated from HSU and working in the Dallas area; and their youngest daughter is finishing her college degree. Keith graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a degree in Christian Studies, with an emphasis on recreation. 


 

 
     
 
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