Michael Daugherty

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Michael began his pastorate at First Baptist Sheridan in February 2018.  He grew up in Little Rock as an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and became a follower of Christ at the age of 6. Michael attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In the spring of 2014, he surrendered to God's call into Christian ministry obtaining his Masters of Divinity Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  His wife, Shara, is a 2016 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They are raising and discipling two precious children, Malachi and Elijah. Michael and Shara enjoy cycling, being outdoors, watching and playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. 

Associate/Student Pastor

Wesley Ashabranner

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Wesley Ashabranner was called by our congregation following a vote at a special business conference on May 26, 2019, to serve as our Associate / Student Pastor. Wesley received his Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his ministry at FBC in June 2019. He has been a great addition to our church staff. In his free time, Wesley enjoys hunting, fishing, and Scuba diving. 

Director of Music Ministry

Scott Talley

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Scott began serving as the FBC Director of Music Ministry 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 before coming to Sheridan. Scott is bi-vocational with a career with the P.I. Roofing Company.  He  is married to Suzie, and they have three adult children: Katelyn (married to Taylor Beeman), Karis (a dental hygiene assistant), and Logan (a music student at Ouachita Baptist University) along with two grandchildren: Presley and Brooks Beeman. In addition to music, Scott enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing in his spare time.

Director of Children’s Ministries

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, who is married to Shelby, who are expecting their first child in June 2021. Fara is also the mom to a very "spoiled" Boykin Spaniel named Sadie.

Administrative Assistant

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 Administrataive Assistant 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.

Media & Communications 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, electronic media, and social media related to church announcements and upcoming events. Marla is a lifelong resident of Sheridan and a third generation member of FBC Sheridan. She and her husband Mike, a high school baseball coach, have raised three children, Whitney (a 1st grade teacher married to Cory); Landon (a baseball coach married to Laney); and Sarah (a student at Arkansas Tech University.) They have an awesome grandson, Jake Allen Johnson.

Financial Director

Nikki Saunders

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Nikki graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2012, where she obtained a degree in Accounting and Finance. She has been an accountant for the past 6 years at a local business. She began serving FBC as Church Finance Director in January 2020. She takes care of all finance matters related to the church. Nikki has been married to Jordan since March 2012. They have two precious sons: Isaac and Thomas. She enjoys spending time with her family. 

Mother's Day Out Director

Alyssa Rasnick

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Alyssa became our Mother's Day Out Director in May of 2020. She grew up in Carrollton, TX, but moved to Sheridan in 2019, when her husband, Justin, became the Sheridan Middle School Principal. Alyssa has a bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Special Education and an additional certification teaching students who are visually impaired. The Rasnick's have two beautiful girls, Avery and Mallory. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys running, trying new Instant Pot recipes, and creating gifts and cards with her cutting machine. 

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