May 2019   
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
     
Upcoming Events
MAY

25

SAT
Meet Wes
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
in the Fellowship Hall
MAY

26

SUN
Prayer Time
8:25 AM
in the Fellowship Hall
Special Called Business Conference
11:15 AM
in the sanctuary
MAY

29

WED
End of School Year Fun
6:00 PM
Students will meet at the Daugherty's House
Summer Mid-Week Activities
6:30 PM
Wonderful Wednesdays for Kids TBA
6:30 Students Elevate
6:30 Bible Study and Prayer
7:30 Adult Choir Practice
JUN

02

SUN
Prayer Time
8:25 AM
in the Fellowship Hall
FBC Family Fish Fry
6:00 PM
in the Fellowship Hall
JUN

05

WED
Summer Mid-Week Activities
6:30 PM
Wonderful Wednesdays for Kids TBA
6:30 Students Elevate
6:30 Bible Study and Prayer
7:30 Adult Choir Practice
JUN

08

SAT
Food Pantry
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
JUN

09

SUN
Prayer Time
8:25 AM
in the Fellowship Hall
Bible Search
FBC Staff
Pastor

Michael Daugherty

  Send Email  •  (870)942-2211

Pastor Michael Daugherty was called to be the pastor at First Baptist Sheridan on Sunday, January 14, 2018 and took over the pastorate on Sunday, February 1st.  Michael grew up in Little Rock as an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and became a follower of Christ at the age of 6.  He 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. Michael surrendered to God's call into Christian ministry. He then obtained his Masters of Divinity Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He married his wife, Shara, also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, on October 21, 2016. They welcomed a son, Malachi Doyne, in December of 2017.  Michael and Shara enjoy cycling, being outdoors, watching and playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. 






Associate Pastor

Joe Bratton

  Send Email

Joe began his role as FBC Associate Pastor on July 16, 2018. He recently retired after a 33-year career as a firefighter and chaplain with the Jacksonville Fire Department.  He and his wife,  Sherry have been residents of Sheridan for 14 years, while  Joe’s father and mother grew up here.  Joe and Sherry have one daughter, Angela, and three grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua and Evelyn.  Joe has been involved in pastoral ministries in various capacities for over 20 years, and in his spare time enjoys beekeeping and amateur radio.






Director of Music Ministry

Scott Talley

  Send Email  •  (501)350-9252

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 great kids: Katelyn, Karis, and Logan and a granddaughter, Presley Grace.  In addition to music, Scott enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing in his spare time.






Student Pastor

. .






Director of Children’s Ministries

Fara Newkirk

  Send Email  •  (870)917-7373

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. Fara is also the mom to a very "spoiled" Boykin Spaniel named Sadie.






Administrative Assistant

Melissa Poe

  Send Email  •  (870)942-2211

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.






Financial Director

Ann Clark

  Send Email  •  (870)942-3324

Ann has been the FBC Financial Director 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 & Communications Director

Marla Moore

  Send Email  •  (870)917-8591

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 and a third generation member of FBC Sheridan. She and her husband Mike, a high school coach, have raised three children, Whitney, Landon, and Sarah. They have one grandson, Jake Allen. 






Preschool Director

Marissa Douglass

  Send Email  •  (501)365-6907

Marissa began serving as Preschool Director at First Baptist in June 2018. She grew up in Greers Ferry, Arkansas, but moved to Sheridan in 2016, when she married Ryan Douglass. They have a beautiful daughter, Ava Lynn. Marissa enjoys cooking, crafts, and spending time with her family. She has been a very active member of FBC Sheridan since she joined the church in 2016. 






Mother's Day Out Director

Wendy Paty

  Send Email  •  (870)723-0989

Wendy became our Mother's Day Out Director in May of 2019. She grew up in Monticello, Arkansas, but moved to Sheridan in 2010 when she married lifelong FBC member Jacob Paty. She has an Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology from SEARK. They have two beautiful children, Ava and John David. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and cooking.