Pastors & Staff

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Dr. Jeff Langley

Senior Pastor

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: jeff.langley.161

Jeff has a lifelong relationship with the people of Gainesville. His dad and granddad grew up in Gainesville. Jeff became pastor of FBC Gainesville in 2016.  He married his high school sweetheart Shelly 21 years ago, and they are enjoying being parents to two teenagers. Shelly loves to share her faith in Jesus over a cup of coffee. Jeff, on the other hand, will try to get you out on a bicycle to talk Jesus on the beautiful roads of Cooke County. Jeff loves to help people discover that life is amazing when Jesus is at the center of it!  Jeff is a graduate of the University of Georgia in business administration. He has Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and earned his Doctor of Ministry at Gateway Baptist Seminary.  

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Shane Studdard

Worship Pastor-Classic

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: shane.studdard

Shane Studdard and his wife, Robin, live in Gainesville, Texas. They have four daughters, all married, and four incredible grandchildren. Shane graduated from Gilmer High School, has an Associates of Arts in music from Kilgore College, a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Shane is Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Studies for North Central Texas College. He teaches Applied and Class Piano, Applied Voice, Music Appreciation, Sight Singing and Ear Training, and directs The North Central Texas College Singers. Other responsibilities at NCTC have included serving as Musical Director for the Broadway productions the school produces. One of Shane’s great passions is church music, and he has served as a Church Musician for over 30 years, part-time and full-time in churches large and small, in Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana. He is currently Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas. Shane has had the opportunity to lead Music Workshops and Choral Seminars in North America, Korea, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and Italy. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Convention, and the Texas Music Educators Association.

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Preston Rojas

Early First Worship Leader

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: preston.rojas.5

 Preston currently serves as Worship Leader for our "Early First" contemporary service every Sunday @9AM. Preston attends the University of North Texas and will graduate in the Spring of 2022.

Preston's heart for worship comes from his desire to see imperfect, broken, hurting people to come to know God who loves perfectly, who fixes even the worst messes, and who heals even the toughest situations. 

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Dr. Eddie C. Hadlcok

Adult Ministry Coordinator

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: eddie.hadlock

Eddie is a retired college administrator, member of First Baptist Church for 40+ years, and faithfully serves as both a deacon and teacher of our Young at Heart Sunday School Class.

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Dallas Smith

Next Gen Student Pastor

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: dalcsmith

Dallas was called here to FBG from his hometown; Arlington, Texas. He is happily married to Brittany, and is the father of two children under two, Gemma and Evander. Four years ago, Dallas surrendered his life to Jesus and has been radically changed ever since. About one year into is new life in Christ, he was called to preach and to pastor. He is passionate about raising up the next generation of students to become lifetime disciple-makers of Jesus Christ.

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Cortni Kordi

Sunday Children's Director

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: cortnirhea

Cortni is a passionate follower of Christ. She is wife to Matt, our local town pharmacist, and they have been blessed with two wonderful girls; Lilliana and Everly.  Her heart for ministry comes from her family and the transformation the Lord has done for them. Cortni started as a small group leader and taught preschool. The two intersected and created her love for children's ministry. Cortni says she is "very blessed that God called our family to FBG and I am so excited to be working along side such wonderful people."

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Shelly Langley

Children's Coordinator/Awana Director and Lighthouse Pre-School Director

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: shelly.langley.77

Shelly was born and raised in Southern California. She met her husband (Pastor Jeff) in 7th grade. They have been happily married for over 21 years and are blessed with two wonderful children.

Serving Jesus by loving, leading and teaching children has been Shelly’s passion for over 25 years. She loves kids of all ages!

She received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a secondary social studies credential and masters from Loyola Marymount University.


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Holly Bozarth

Next Gen and Media Assistant

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: hollyharvick

Holly grew up running the halls of First Baptist.  She remembers fondly mission friends, VBS, and mission trips; and it was through First Baptist that she got chances to explore God's path for her! In 2006 Holly was encouraged to take a placement with the NAMB Summer Missions Program working with the youth in a church in Connecticut! She knew then that she wanted to work in or for a church!  Holly started at FBG in the Summer of 2008 and counts it all joy to serve the FBG family with her gifts and talents! 

Holly has been married to her husband, Matt, since Jan. 2014.  Matt also serves the FBG family faithfully in the Youth and Music ministries. In their spare time they like playing board games with friends and walking their dog, Jango.


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Sharon Dill

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Sr Pastor

Office: 940.665.4347

Sharon has served here at FBC Gainesville for the past 31 years as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. A grad of Forestburg High School, Sharon attended NCTC and TWU graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in business. Sharon says "It is amazing to me that I volunteered for mission work when I was 12 years old at Camp Copass and never dreamed I would be serving on a church mission field." Sharon loves our church family here at FBC and is greatful for the opportunity to work alongside the pastor and staff. Sharon was married to Kent, who retired from National Supply and GISD.

Sharon has three sons – Johnny (and wife Misty), Brian (and wife Rose), and Kris (and wife Marsha) and thirteen wonderful grandchildren. Her favorite things to do: whatever is going on at the moment. She loves working at the church, being involved in sports, music, rodeos, church activities, bike racing or just whatever with her children and grandchildren! What a blessing to serve the Lord here at First Baptist Church.

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Scott Henry

Facilities Manager

Office: 940.665.4347
Facebook: scott.henry.7140

Scott Henry began service as our Facilities Superintendent on June 1, 2014. He brings 30+ of experience in supply side production and corporate coordination. He is a "jack of all trades" and keeps us constantly progressing toward greater energy efficiency and productive service, seeing our facilities as tools of ministry for all the purposes of our mission and ministry engagements.