Michael Daugherty

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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/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 recently received his Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his ministry at FBC in June 2019.

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 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.

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. 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 coach, have raised three children, Whitney (a 1st grade teacher married to Cory Johnson); Landon (a baseball coach married to Laney Lucas Moore); and Sarah (a student at Arkansas Tech University.) They have an awesome grandson, Jake Allen. 

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 a precious son named Isaac and are expecting another son in June 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family. 

Preschool Director

Marissa Douglass

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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

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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. 

  April 2020  
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