DR. PHIL BRAY
Pastor Phil Bray accepted the call as Lead Pastor at MaconFBC in September, 2011. He graduated from Hannibal LaGrange University in 1999 with a B.A. in Bible and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry and in 2010 with a D.Min in Expository Preaching. He graduated in December 2019 with a Ph.D. in Preaching at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Pastor Phil met and married his wife Stephanie while attending Hannibal LaGrange University. They have seven wonderful kids, Ethan, Seth, Genesis, Jonathan, Jericho, Jubilee, and Josiah. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor John joined our staff in October 1999. He came to MaconFBC from First Baptist Church in Shelbina, Missouri and graduated from Grand Rapids Baptist College in 1985, with a bachelor degree of Music Vocal Performance. He uses his theater experience and talents in writing and directing the MaconFBC Christmas production each year. In addition, Pastor John is also the Administrative Pastor. He is married to Michele and they have one daughter, Maysie.
Pastor Sam came to MaconFBC in March 2012. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters - Ashley, Jessica, and Natalie Ann. Pastor Sam has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regent College in Albany, NY and a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He loves to read and spend time with his family.
Ministry Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Jan has faithfully served MaconFBC for many years from a young girl having grown up in Macon First Baptist Church to now working alongside as the assistant to both the Lead Pastor and Associate Pastor. She came on staff in 1994 and is the very valued "historian" wearing many hats. Jan is married to Danny Orbin and they have three grown boys. EMAIL email@example.com
Director of Communications & Finance
Patty began serving at MaconFBC in 2000 handling the accounting yet also serving on the Worship Team. She later started the Communications ministry maintaining the website and other video and graphic works. She's a musician at heart and loves serving the Lord in the two combined positions both technically and creatively. Patty is married to Kyle Dill. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ministry Assistant to the Worship/Admin. Pastor
Sarah began her journey on staff at MaconFBC as the assistant to the Music and Youth Pastors in 2004 juggling the many tasks of both ministries. She now handles the administrative tasks of the office as well as the many moving parts of the music ministry. Sarah loves her family and has four grown children and 15 grandchildren. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist & Ministry Assistant to Students
Ivy is the first voice you hear if you call the office and the friendly first face you see if you visit. Ivy also serves and organizes all student and children's ministries' activity. EMAIL email@example.com
Russ has proven to be a most valuable person on our staff as the building superintendent. Russ served as the project manager and general contractor in the construction of the main building structure in 2004 and continues to this day to oversee the maintenance of the whole campus. Russ is retired from Missouri Dept. of Transportation and is married to Linda. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.
Or, debris eradication engineer as one of the pastor likes to call him, Charlie covers thousands of square feet each week maintaining the building at 302 N Rutherford. Charlie also serves in technical advisement for the staff and leaders. Charlie also serves as part of our Sound Tech team on Sundays.