Archive for the ‘PEOPLE’ Category

Lucas Biggs, Youth/Media Pastor

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Lucas joined the staff at FBC on January 1, 2017.  He grew up in the Texas Panhandle and attended college at Dallas Baptist University and continued to further his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and receiving a Masters in Christian Education, Student Ministry concentration.  Lucas has served churches across Texas from far East Texas, to the Panhandle and Central Texas.

Lucas has been married to Jessica, a native of DFW, for 10 years.  They have two girls, Abigail (9) and Sydney (3) who keep the excitement at the maximum level.

Lucas enjoys the relationships across student ministry from the students to their parents and all the volunteers who help.  He is passionate about seeing this generation grow in their love for the Lord, His Word, and impacting their world for the Kingdom.

Lucas enjoys sports especially the Cowboys and the Rangers, college football, hanging out with his family, playing XBOX, and engaging students in their extracurricular events.

Robert Sheffer

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Robert Sheffer

We have 3 children – Kylie, Chloe and Katelyn.  I graduated from Lamar High School and Midwestern State University. I began my career in law enforcement in 1989 where I have served locally as well as with the U.S. Government. My hobbies are hunting, shooting, motorcycles and spending time with my family. My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” My favorite Christian song is “Amazing Grace”.


Derek Lehew

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

D. Lehew
I married by high school sweetheart, Melissa, in April of 1994. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful children: Emma, Faith, and Samuel. I am the pharmacy manager at HEB Pharmacy in Waxahachie. As well as being a deacon, I get to work with the children’s ministry. My favorite verses (for now) are Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” My favorite song is “In Christ Alone”.

Brenna Bailey

Sunday, November 18th, 2012


What you do: Teach Ladies’ Sunday School

Family members: Husband, Ted

Favorite hymn: “Come Thou Fount”

Favorite verse: Colossians 3:2, which reads:  “Set your affection on things above,  not on things on the earth.

Our class is in Room A-1, so we are affectionately known as the “saucey” ladies.  Currently studying the book of Colossians.

Ted Bailey

Sunday, November 18th, 2012


What you do: Teach College Age Sunday School

Family members: Wife, Brenna

Favorite hymn: “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me 

Favorite verse: Ephesians 2:8, which reads:  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God:

College age class – to learn how to love the Lord with all our mind, heart, strength, soul, and to love our neighbor.

Tony Sheffield ( Senior Pastor )

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010









 Favorite Christian Songs: My Jesus I Love Thee, Days of Elijah, Screendoor on a Submarine, and Sail On

Favorite Verses: Romans 6: 23 and Ephesians 1: 13-14

One of the greatest life lessons I have ever learned is the importance of having great people around you. Going back to my days of being a college athlete and a coach, I know that a person is usually only as good as the team they have around them. Individuals do not win in team sports and seldom win in life. We all need great people around us. The Bible has a lot to say about family, and I have been truly blessed with a fantastic family. God has blessed me with a godly wife, Eileen. She loves the Lord, is a prayer warrior, and is one of the funniest people I know. Those three traits make for an interesting life! She is a fantastic mother to our two children, Nick and Kelsi. Nick is a college student and an awesome young man. He is a great son and a friend. We enjoy playing and watching sports together. Kelsi is a little Eileen. She has a vibrant personality and is very funny. She loves her family, her friends, and her church. God has placed incredible people around me.

It is truly amazing to be the pastor of First Baptist Maypearl! The Bible tells us that God is the one who puts His church together, and He has assembled a remarkable group of people here to accomplish His purposes around the world. That’s right, around the world. God has given us a vision much bigger than Maypearl or even Texas, and I know how big y’all think Texas is… He has called us to make a difference , and we are committed to it. I have never seen a church so loving as this one. I have watched our people meet needs of countless people over the years. They have given sacrificially of their time, talents, and resources many times over, simply because God has called them to be His ministers. For over 14 years, God has allowed me to be involved in ministry with this great church We have seen over 500 people saved and baptized, we have built a new building together, and we will continue to reach the world for Jesus Christ as He leads us. I encourage you to come and visit one of our services and experience God at work in the lives of His people! Maybe you want to come to our Family Life Center during the week to work out or play a game, or just check out the facility. As you see our awesome facility, just remember, the church is the people and these are some of God’s best!

Hope to meet you soon,



Gerald McFarlin (Discipleship Pastor)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Vickie and I have two children Beverly and Russell. We also have eight grandchildren. I am a representative for National Write Your Congressman. My favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Favorite song-Revelation Song.

Debbie Martin

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach 3rd-4th Grade Girls Sunday School

Family Members: husband-Don, children- Cindy, Julie and Robert

Favorite Hymn: Blessed Assurance

About my class: I accepted Jesus as my Savior during Sunday School when i was in Kindergarten on Easter Sunday.  My joy in my Christian walk (besides singing) has been to teach children about Jesus and how to live the life the Bible teaches us.  I started at FBC in 1977 teaching 5th & 6th grade girls Sunday School then 4th & 5th grade, next 1st & 2nd grade and now I moved to teaching 3rd & 4th grade girls Sunday School.

Craig Vargas

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach 3rd-4th Grade Boys Sunday School


J. T. Gann

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

What you do: Teach Sunday School