July 2017  
Upcoming Events


PBA Sr. Adult Focus
9:00 AM
at Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant $7 for meal


Church Picnic
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
"Christmas in July"


Mid-Week Activities
6:30 PM
Youth Elevate 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Youth Pool Party
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
at the Campbell's pool


Mid-Week Activities
6:30 PM
Youth Elevate 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Home Grown Missions
in and around Sheridan


Home Grown Missions
in and around Sheridan
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FBC Staff
Interim Pastor

Dr. Ed Simpson

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Dr. Ed has been serving as Interim Pastor at FBC since Sunday, December 18, 2016. He is a familiar face here having previously pastored in our church from 1990 through 1996. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1970 with a BA in Religion and Psychology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1973 with a MDIV in Religion, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctoral degree in Pastoral Ministry in 1987. Dr. Ed served as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves for over 26 years serving in Dessert Storm. After leaving Sheridan in 1996, Dr. Ed served as Sr. Pastor at Calvary Baptist in Little Rock until his recent retirement. He is married to Pam Wallace Simpson.

Student Minister

Tyler Campbell

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Tyler came on board at First Baptist in June of 2015 as the Student Pastor.  Tyler is a 2009 graduate of Sheridan High School and received his degree in Youth Ministry from the Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute in May of 2107.  He and his wife, Adrianne a 6th grade teacher, were married in June of 2011 and have a beautiful daughter named Kynslee.  In addition to "hanging out" with teenagers, Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing, and working out.

Praise & Worship Leader

Scott Talley

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Scott began serving as the FBC Praise and Worship Leader on February 1, 2017. He has been singing in church since the age of 3 and has 15 years of experience leading music in worship services. Scott is bi-vocational with a career with the P.I. Roofing Company.  He  is married to Suzie, and they have three great kids: Katelyn, Karis, and Logan. In addition to music, Scott enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing in his spare time.

Children's Director

Fara Newkirk

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Fara has served as the Director of Children's Ministries since September 2000 after working several years in finance and as a homemaker.  Her duties at FBC include serving as the AWANA commander, directing Vacation Bible School and the children's Sunday School program, leading the new Christian training classes, and organizing special children's events along with summer activities and camps.  She and her husband, Keith, have one adult son, Alexander and a very "spoiled" Boykin Spaniel named Sadie.

Financial Secretary

Ann Clark

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Ann has been the FBC Financial Secretary since 2011, after serving as Church Secretary for some 28 years. She is the fourth generation of her family to be a member of First Baptist Church in Sheridan. Ann is blessed with two wonderful children, four fantastic grandchildren, and one amazing great-grandson. Her favorite Bible passage is I Corinthians 13. 


Media Director

Marla Moore

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Marla became the Director of Communications and Media  in August of 2015 after a 31 year career as a public school educator. Her duties at FBC involve creating and publishing all print media of the church including the weekly worship bulletins, calendars, newsletters and bulletin boards, along  with electronic media including the church website, electronic marquee, sermon powerpoints, and social media. Marla is a lifelong resident of Sheridan. She and her husband Mike, a high school coach, have raised three children, Whitney, Landon, and Sarah.

Church Secretary

Melissa Poe

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Melissa is a former nurse who went back to college and obtained her degree in Management Information Systems from Central Baptist College in Conway. She began serving FBC as Church Secretary and Receptionist in February 2017. She welcomes all visitors to our church office as well as assists the pastor and other church staff members with day to day tasks.  Melissa is married to Danny. She enjoys traveling around the state, photography, and reading.

Preschool Director

Leann Roshto

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LeAnn serves as the Pre-School Director at First Baptist Church.  She manages staff members and volunteers that serve in the nursery and pre-school wing during Sunday School, Extended Session, and Awana clubs for pre-schoolers.  She also serves in our Mother's Day Out program as a teacher.  LeAnn and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents to three children, Priscilla, Cameron Grace, and Judson.

Mothers Day Out Director

Judi Siegfried

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Judi is the Director of the FBC Mothers Day Out program.  She and her family moved to Sheridan in September 2001. She has been involved with MDO since the early planning stages in the summer of 2005.  She has been director of the program since 2007.  Judi is married to James Siegfried, and they have two sons, Jack and Jake.