Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Craig Etheredge

Craig Etheredge

FOUNDER / PRESIDENT

BIO: Craig is a gifted communicator, author, and Bible teacher. Craig and his family moved to Colleyville, Texas in July 2007 to serve as lead pastor of First Baptist Church where he currently serves. In addition to leading the local church, Craig is the Adjunct Professor of Discipleship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is involved in the local community. He has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Craig met his wife, Liz, in the fifth grade and they have two daughters, Leah Beth and Abbie.

Mark Barfield

Mark Barfield

TREASURER

BIO: Mark is a CPA, who spent the first 8 years of his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, and held two officer positions in a 26 year career with RadioShack Corporation, the latest as Vice President – Treasurer. Mark has been active in leading small groups at First Colleyville. Mark is a board member of Cornerstone Assistance Network, a non-profit organization assisting homeless and disadvantaged families in Tarrant County, an organization he has served for more than 20 years. Mark has an Accounting degree from Baylor University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Mark has been married for 36 years to his wife Beverly; they have two married children, Meredith Foster and Blake Barfield, and 4 grandchildren.

Brent Parker

Brent Parker

Board Member

BIO: Brent was called into pastoral ministry in 2002 and has served as the Lead Pastor of churches in Mississippi & Alabama for over 16 years. Brent takes great delight in teaching people the Word of God, but his primary passion is training disciples to make disciples. Currently living in the Vancleave, Mississippi community, he serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Vancleave. He has a Master's of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brent has been married to his beautiful wife Jennifer for over 20 years. They have 3 children, Sarah, Anna and Will.

Chris Moody

Chris Moody

BOARD MEMBER

BIO: Dr. Moody wears lots of ministry hats but the one he is most proud of and the one he often says he will give up last is as a personal disciple maker. Chris currently serves as the lead pastor of Beaumont’s First Baptist Church and as an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology for Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Moody continues to guide FBC Beaumont, an historic church founded in 1872, through a major shift in focus from a traditional SBC model of ministry to a ‘Making-DiscipleMakers’ model of ministry. Numerous onlookers throughout this ‘discipleshift’ have given the same refrain: “If First Beaumont can do it, any church can do it.”

Gibson Largent

Gibson Largent

Board Member

BIO: Gibson Largent is the founding pastor of Ridgeline Church, a plant out of Riverside Community Church, where he served as an associate pastor from 2007-2011. He and his family moved to the Philadelphia area after attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2005-2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is originally from Norman, Oklahoma. He and Julie have four kids and live in Souderton.

J. David Groce

J. David Groce

BOARD MEMBER

BIO: J. David Groce, the founder and senior partner, started the Groce Law Firm with the clear goal of helping small business owners maximize wealth, minimize taxes, and care for loved ones. He is also a published author.

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