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Dr. Juston Gates has been married to his wife Amanda for 14 years. They are the proud parents of three children: Elizabeth Klaire “Lizzie”, Caleb, and Leah Madelyn. While both Juston and Amanda grew up in Mississippi, they come to us from Melissa, TX.

Juston earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky and his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Luther Rice Seminary in Georgia. He was called to full time ministry in May of 2000.

Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA 1989; ordained to the gospel ministry 1993, Judson Baptist Church, Walker, LA. Reggie & his wife, Holly, have two daughters, Hali & Kara Grace. Serving First Baptist Church since March 2010.

Jeramie served as pastoral intern for one year before being called to serve as our Senior Adult & Children's Pastor. Jeramie & his wife Nina have three children, Chandy, Trey & Aubrey. Serving First Baptist Church since January 2009


Ruth Newman, Custodial Assistant