Derek Combs

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Pastor Derek came to JFBC in January of 2005 from the First Baptist Church of Senath, Missouri.  He is married to Shannon, and they have 3 sons - Will (married to Sarah), Aaron (in college), and Ben (10th grade). 

Derek graduated from Lonoke High School in 1985, Central Baptist College in 1992 (BA in Theology), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 (Master of Divinity). 


Besides pastoring/preaching, he enjoys playing golf, reading, spending time with his family, and collecting vintage Archie comics and toys. You can contact him if you have anything for sale...or for any other reason.  

Youth Pastor

Derrick Collier

Derrick Collier became our part-time Youth Pastor in December 2015.  Derrick and Brandi bring many years of serving in Youth Ministry and look forward to what God is doing among out students.  Derrick is also an accomplished muscian.  When he's not working with the students, he is busy give music lessons and just being Jesus to people who need him.  JFBC is blessed to have Derrick and Brandi working in the Church and for the Lord!

Worship Leader

Lori Phillips

Lori leads worship for us every Sunday morning.  She does a wonderful job of blending traditional and contemporary worship music to help both young and old alike praise God. 

Not only does Lori lead our worship, but she wears many other hats as well - she directs the "Kids for the King" choir (ages 4 through 6th grade), leads the Adult Praise Team, directs Vacation Bible School, works in AWANAs, and from time to time does an excellent job of "customizing" our church with her fantastic artwork!

Lori is married to Don Phillips (retired head football coach of the Jessieville Lions), and they have two grown children, Sarah Beth and Cody.

Instrumentalists (piano/keyboard)

Beth Pierce and Shannon Combs

Without these two very talented ladies, our worship service would not be complete!  We are very blessed and thankful to have both of them serving the Lord here at JFBC. 


Administrative Assistant

Betsy Kennedy

Without Betsy, none of the administrative duties would get done around JFBC.  More than a secretary, Betsy handles all of the purchasing and administrative functions for the church, as well as serving as treasurer.  She joined our staff in Septemer of 2011, and we are very grateful to have her serving with us!

Nursery Coordinator

Barbara Eskew

Because families are a priority to us at JFBC, Barbara makes sure that our nursery is top notch!  From coordinating workers to changing diapers, she views the church nursery as her place of ministry.  We are very fortunate to have her serving the Lord in this capacity!

  January 2021  
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