Dr. Shelby Cowling
Dr. Shelby Cowling is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church. He began serving in Haynesville at First Baptist in August 1998. Dr. Cowling graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, in 1970. He earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological in Fort Worth, TX, in 1987 and a Doctor of Ministry in 1990. He has served as pastor of churches in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.