Our Staff

  • Dr. Douglas Falknor - Pastor

    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

  • DR. Josh Mauldin - associate pastor of College and Equipping

    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 an Associate Pastor with responsibilities in preaching, equipping, 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 also holds a Master of Divinity (2004) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Theology (2009) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry (2020) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  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

  • LISA WHEAT - MINISTER OF CHILDren and Family

    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 - 6th 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. 


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

  • DAVID POWELL - Minister of worship and youth

    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

Associates


  • Alison Smiley - Interim College Ministry Assistant

    asmiley@fbcfayetteville.org

  • Jared Ruff - Worship Associate

    jruff@fbcfayetteville.org

  • Mike Paslay - Choral Leader

    mpaslay@fbcfayetteville.org

Administrative Staff

  • ARIEL CAVES

    administrative coordinator

    ACAVES@FBCFAYETTEVILLE.ORG

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  • Kerry Cochran

    ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant

    kcochran@FBCFAYETTEVILLE.ORG

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Support Staff

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  • MIKE CLEGG MAINTENANCE Technician

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  • LARRY LANINGHAM CUSTODIAN

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  • JANET RIVAS Custodian

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