Meet Our Staff
Dr. Hal Kinkeade
Dr. Kinkeade has served First Baptist as pastor since 1993. Ordained to the gospel ministry in 1965, he has served churches in Texas and Louisiana. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on various boards with the Southern Baptist Convention and with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He and his wife, Sandy, have two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.
Rev. John Miller has served First Baptist as the Associate Pastor since 2001. He has pastored churches in Washington and Texas and is a graduate of the Baptist Bible College and has his Masters from Bethany Theological Seminary. He currently teaches a Men’s Bible study and plays in the orchestra. John & his wife, Brenda, have five children and seven grandchildren so far.
Young Adult Minister
Zeth Smith became our Young Adult Minister in March of 2014. This is actually his second stint with FBC as he served as our youth minister from 2006-2009. Zeth served as Pastor of a church in East Texas before being called back here to FBC. Zeth works with the families of our church. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and hold's a Master of Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and is wife Laura have been married since 2004 and they have 4 children Abby, Maggie, Jeremiah and Caroline. Zeth loves to hunt, fish, be outdoors, read, and spend time with his family. His family verse is Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."
Minister of Music
JB Perry has served First Baptist as Music Minister since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He is also actively involved at FBC as an Adult Sunday School teacher. JB has retired from fulltime teaching with the Springtown ISD but serves as the district’s Fine Arts Director. His wife, Erma, is also a retired school teacher. They have a daughter and a son, and three grandchildren.
Minister of Youth
Chris joined the ministry team at First Baptist in December of 2012. He graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and has had the previledge to serve at churches in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas as the youth minister. Chris is married to Kim, who is a Texas A&M graduate and very active in the youth ministry as well as other church ministries.
Minister of Missions/Evangelism/Senior Adults
Rev. Robert Owensby has served First Baptist as Minister of Missions/Senior Adults since 2006. He has pastored churches in Texas and in Canada and served 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a graduate of the Criswell Bible College. Robert leads our outreach visitation ministry. He and his wife, Connie, have three sons, one daughter, and eight grandchildren.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Karla has served at FBC Springtown on a part-time basis since January of 2009. She is a graduate of West Texas State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religious Education. She has also served as a semester missionary with the NAMB in Canada, Houston, TX, and Shrevport, LA.