• STephen Betts [lead pastor]

    Stephen has served as lead pastor at FBCnl since 2008.  He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Liberty Seminary and has been in ministry since 1999. Stephen and his wife, Charity, have been married for 16 years and have four children: Madeline, Charles, Sophia and Addison.

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  • KRIS SINCLAIR [Pastor of worship and discipleship]

    Kris came on to serve as Pastor of Worship and Discipleship in June 2016. Born and raised in East Texas, he went on to receive seminary training at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. Kris and his wife, Hayley, have been married since July 2012 and have two daughters: Lyla Rose and Clara Lane.

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  • Dawn Etter [preschool]

    Dawn has been serving in our Preschool environment for over six years.   Dawn, and her husband Randy, take the lead in Clubhouse, our worship environment for threes through five year olds.  She coordinates most of the preschool environments and is instrumental in many areas throughout the church.

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    Charity has been involved in children's ministry for over 15 years in a variety of roles.  She coordinates the FBCKids elementary environments and is involved in a variety of other areas throughout the church.

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  • tari smith [office administrator]

    Tari has been on staff at FBCnl since 1998.  She has been married to her husband, Ron, for over 40 years and have two daughters, Heather (married to Greg) and Shelley (married to Alvin).  Tari is the proud grandma to three grandsons: Dylan, Jacob and Carter and enjoys anything having to do with her family... and shopping.

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    Marvin has served FBCnl in some financial capacity for nearly 40 years, and as treasurer for more than 20 years.  Marvin and his wife, Betty, a charter member of FBCnl, love seeing younger families join the church and hearing the more and more children running through the hallways.   


    Randy has been serving as a trustee for over seven years.  He and a team of men have oversight and take care of FBCnl's property, buildings and equipment.  Randy also serves with his wife, Dawn, in our preschool worship environment.

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