Dr. Douglas Falknor


Doug and his wife, Lisa, met during their college days at East Texas Baptist University and married in 1990. They have three children: Rachel, Joel, and Sarah. After receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas, Doug pastored for nine years in Oklahoma. He has pastored First Baptist Church since 2001 and earned his Doctor of Ministry from SWBTS in 2005. 

Email: dfalknor@fbcfayetteville.org            
Office Phone: 479.313.6212

josh mauldin

associate pastor

Josh has been a part of FBC since October of 2009 when he was hired as the College Minister.  Since that time his role has grown and he now serves as Associate Pastor with responsibilities in teaching and college ministry.

Josh has been married to Tracy since 2001 and they have three children, Sam, Norah and Jack.  Josh grew up in Louisiana where he graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a degree in Secondary Education (2001).  He then earned his Master of Divinity (2004) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his Master of Theology (2009) from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Prior to serving at FBC Josh worked in youth, college, and missions in Louisiana, Canada, and Kentucky.  

Email: jmauldin@fbcfayetteville.org            
Office Phone: 479.313. 6216

mike paslay

minister of music

Mike and wife, Pam, came to First Baptist, Fayetteville in 1993.  They have three sons:  Justin; his wife, Erin; and their children Will (12), Aubrey Jane (10), and Jace (6) live in San Diego, CA  where Justin is pastor of First Baptist Church, Pacific Beach.  Tim, a businessman, and his wife, Kristie, live in Tulsa, OK; and Drew and his wife, Anna Frances, live near Gravette, AR where Drew is a basketball coach. 

Mike holds a Bachelor of Music ('74) from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Master of Church Music ('81) and a Master of Music in Composition ('84) from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.  

The Paslays served First BC, Cleburne, TX 1982-93, West Side BC, Ft. Worth, TX 1978-82, and First BC, Vidor, TX (Pam's home church) 1974-78, where they met and married in 1977. During college, Mike served First BC, Alto. TX 1971-74. 

Email: mpaslay@fbcfayetteville.org                                
Office Phone: 479.313. 6219

lance brewer

minister of adults

Lance joined the staff of FBC in January of 2013.  He and his wife, Missy, married in December of 1994 after graduating from Oklahoma State University.  They have two children, Austin and Kelsey.   Lance holds a Masters of Religious Education (1997) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He served churches in Lufkin, TX and Bartlesville, OK prior to joining FBC Fayetteville. 

Email: lbrewer@fbcfayetteville.org                  
Office Phone: 479.313.6218

lisa wheat

minister of childhood education

Lisa joined FBC in 1991 and joined the staff in 1993. She is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. As the Minister of Childhood Education, she oversees all aspects of ministry to children, babies - 5th grade. Lisa is passionate about ministering to children and their parents through relationships, programs, and activities designed to reveal the love of Jesus and impact their lives for eternity. She loves seeing children & their families grow in their relationships with one another and with Christ. She is also a conference leader for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

E-mail: lwheat@fbcfayetteville.org                    
Office Phone: 479.313. 6220

david powell

student minister

David joined the staff at FBC in June of 2014.  As a graduate of the University of Arkansas in 2006, he is glad to be back after spending the previous 8 years in Texas as a seminary student and youth/music minister.  He met his wife Erica in 2002 at the U of A, and they married in 2007.  They have 4 children: Anna, Rachel, Nathan, and John.

David holds a B.A. in History from the University of Arkansas (2006) and an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2010) in Fort Worth, TX.

E-mail: dpowell@fbcfayetteville.org  
Office Phone: 479.313. 6225

Kevan Kutter

Church administrator

Kevan joined FBC in 2006 and joined the staff in 2011 from a 30 year career in banking.  His responsibilities include numerous non-pastoral duties including Church Finance and Facilities Management.  Kevan holds a BSBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Arkansas, was a Honors Graduate from the School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and was a Certified Internal Auditor.

Kevan and his wife Lynn were married in 1985 and have three children.

E-mail: kkutter@fbcfayetteville.org      
Office Phone: 479.313. 6217