First Baptist Church
Our Staff Members

The staff at First Baptist Church has spent many years commited to Christian service. Our staff enjoys serving our community, whether in sharing our faith or just lending a helping hand. Here are a few of First Baptist Church's staff members, starting with Dr. Shelby Cowling:

Dr. Shelby Cowling  (Pastor)  Send E-mail to 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.

Guy G. Waldron  (Minister of Music)  Send E-mail to Guy G. Waldron
Bro. Jerry is our church's Minister of Music. He leads our Sanctuary Choir, Ladies' Ensemble, and Praise Singers, to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Lauren Serrapica  (Interim Minister of Youth and Children)
Lauren is our Interim Minister of Youth and Children. She started to work here
October 19, 2014. She is single and is from
North Carolina.

Marie Bailey  (Administrative Secretary)  Send E-mail to Marie Bailey
Mrs. Bailey is the administrative/financial secretary for our church.

Babs Maddox  (WEE Care Director)
Mrs. Maddox is the director of our Weekday Early Education & Care (WEE Care) program. The WEE Care program provides daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and is located inside the church.

Sheila Bowman  (Custodian)
Mrs. Bowman is our church's custodian.

Most members of our staff can be reached via E-mail or please feel free to contact us through our contact form.