Our Church Staff

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Brian Whitney
PASTOR

Ph.D.
Pastoral Ministry
Southwesten Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Science
Secondary Education
Baylor University


Dr. Brian Whitney

Dr. Whitney has served as Pastor of FBC-Searcy since October of 2009. Before then, Dr. Whitney served as the Pastor of several churches in Texas as well as a Minister to Youth/Single Adults. He also served as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for five years

Dr. Whitney and his wife, Jana, have two sons; Collin is a student at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennesse and Clark serves as a minister in Siloam Springs.



Taylor Keenen
MINISTER OF MUSIC/WORSHIP

Associate of Arts
Music
Oklahoma City Community College

Bachelor of Arts
Vocal Performance
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith


Bro. Taylor is the newest member of the FBC Ministry Leadership Team. He is an accomplished musician who has served Arkansas churches in Worship Ministry, Youth Minisrty, and Church Media. Taylor began his ministry at FBC in April of 2017.

Taylor and his wife, Jennifer, have 2 children (Micaiah and Easton).



Hal Stroupe
MINISTER OF EDUCATION
AND ADMINISTRATION

Master of Arts in
Christian Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Science
Communication Studies
University of NorthTexas

Bachelor of Arts
Speech, Theatre, and Journalism
University of Central Arkansas


Bro. Hal has served on the FBC staff since October of 2006. Prior to joining the FBC staff, he served as Children's Minister, Minister to Adults, and Associate Pastor in churches in Arkansas and Texas.

Hal and his wife, Sheila, have three children (Allisyn is in Pharmacy School at Harding University, Jennifer is in Graduate School at Harding University, and Joseph is a student at Searcy High School).



Michael George
MINISTER TO STUDENTS

Bachelor of Arts
Youth Ministry
Howard Payne University

Michael George

Michael joined the FBC Ministry Team in May of 2016. Prior to serving in Searcy, Michael served several Texas churches where he worked with youth and college students. Michael also has experience working in the areas of worship and church media.

Michael is married to Christina. Their son, Grayson was born in December of 2015.


MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAM

Lauren Butler
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Kaitlin Wells
PRESCHOOL MINISTRY ASSOCIATE
Lauren Moore
EDUCATION / PRESCHOOL MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Dawn Jacobs
FINANCES / ADMIN. MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Teresa Staggs
MUSIC / STUDENTS MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Linda Stake
PASTORAL MINISTRY ASSISTANT


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Olin Willis
FACILITIES MANAGER

Jeri Chapman
HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR
Jason Cook
HOUSEKEEPER / FACILITIES ASST.