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Sunday - 8:15AM Small Groups, 9:30AM Traditional Worship/Small Groups, 10:45 Modern Worship

First Baptist Church Leadership

First Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Dr. Leo Miller

Senior Pastor

Dr. Leo Miller was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Senior Pastor on January 1, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Senior Pastor of Bedico Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

The attributes that best describe Pastor Leo as a pastor are strong leadership, love for the congregation, a commitment to making disciples, and a love for the lost. He has led First Baptist Church to build a new campus after the Great Flood of 2016 and has focused on revitalization and making disciples. Pastor Leo believes God has called First Baptist to be a regional life-transformation center.

He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 with a degree in Leadership and Administration.

Pastor Leo is married to Deborah. They have two children and five grandchildren.

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Dr. Leo Miller was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Senior Pastor on January 1, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Senior Pastor of Bedico Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

The attributes that best describe Pastor Leo as a pastor are strong leadership, love for the congregation, a commitment to making disciples, and a love for the lost. He has led First Baptist Church to build a new campus after the Great Flood of 2016 and has focused on revitalization and making disciples. Pastor Leo believes God has called First Baptist to be a regional life-transformation center.

He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 with a degree in Leadership and Administration.

Pastor Leo is married to Deborah. They have two children and five grandchildren.

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Matt Calhoun

Worship Pastor

Matt Calhoun was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Music Minister in August, 2010. Prior to that, he served as Music Minister at Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The words that best describe Matt are joy, dependability, and desire to worship. Matt LOVES to have fun, to laugh, and most importantly to worship and lead others to grow in their desire to worship the Lord.

He graduated from the Conservatory of Music at The University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Emphasis.

Matt is married to Heather. They have seven children: Aidan , Jai, Tristan, Rylan, Liam, Beckham, and Henley.

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Matt Calhoun was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Music Minister in August, 2010. Prior to that, he served as Music Minister at Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The words that best describe Matt are joy, dependability, and desire to worship. Matt LOVES to have fun, to laugh, and most importantly to worship and lead others to grow in their desire to worship the Lord.

He graduated from the Conservatory of Music at The University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Emphasis.

Matt is married to Heather. They have seven children: Aidan , Jai, Tristan, Rylan, Liam, Beckham, and Henley.

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Niki Allen

Kid's Minister

Niki Allen was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Children's Minister in 2016. Prior to that, she served as Children's Minister at a church in Milan, Tennessee.

Niki uses her spiritual gifts of administration, teaching and discernment as she serves the children and families at First Denham. Her role includes anything and everything that has to do with children and helping them grow in their relationship with the Lord. Niki believes that it's okay to be real and let others see that you don't always have it together!

She graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a Master's of Arts in Religion and Discipleship Ministries.

Niki is married to Michael. They have two children: Sager and Sadie Glyn.

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Niki Allen was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Children's Minister in 2016. Prior to that, she served as Children's Minister at a church in Milan, Tennessee.

Niki uses her spiritual gifts of administration, teaching and discernment as she serves the children and families at First Denham. Her role includes anything and everything that has to do with children and helping them grow in their relationship with the Lord. Niki believes that it's okay to be real and let others see that you don't always have it together!

She graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a Master's of Arts in Religion and Discipleship Ministries.

Niki is married to Michael. They have two children: Sager and Sadie Glyn.

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Billy McDaniel

Discipleship & Administrative Pastor

Billy McDaniel was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Discipleship & Administrative Pastor in 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Pastor at a church in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The attributes that best describe Billy as a pastor are dependability, experience, and commitment to discipleship. His role includes administrative duties and oversight of the discipleship ministry of the church. Billy doesn't like to take himself too seriously, but wants to be sure the church is effective and efficient.

He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Religious Education.

Billy is married to Beth. They have two children: John Mark and Ford.

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Billy McDaniel was called to serve as First Baptist Church's Discipleship & Administrative Pastor in 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Pastor at a church in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The attributes that best describe Billy as a pastor are dependability, experience, and commitment to discipleship. His role includes administrative duties and oversight of the discipleship ministry of the church. Billy doesn't like to take himself too seriously, but wants to be sure the church is effective and efficient.

He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Religious Education.

Billy is married to Beth. They have two children: John Mark and Ford.

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