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

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

Contemporary Worship Leader

Office: 9406654347
Facebook: Preston.rojas.5

 Preston currently serves as Worship Leader for our "Early First" contemporary service every Sunday @9AM. He also serves as our Next Gen Student Worship Leader. Preston is a 2018 graduate from Gainesville High school. 

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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Holly Bozarth

Administrative 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 says "I was blessed to start work at FBG in 2008!  I enjoy singing and working along side Shane in the Worship Ministry and in the Youth Ministry!  My sweet Husband, Matthew has also been a member here for quite some time and is involved with the College Sunday School Class, teaching and trianing our Youth Praise band, and plays drums for Sunday Morning Service!  We are blessed to be involved with the youth and music ministries here at First!"  

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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 Superintendent

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.