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405 S. Seaman
Eastland, TX 76448

(254) 629-3355

First Baptist Church in Eastland, TX. 

Reach. Connect. Grow. Seek.

Our Team


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kevin burrow

Senior pastor

Kevin began serving as the Senior Pastor of FBC Eastland in April 2018.  Originally from the panhandle of Texas, he attended Wayland Baptist University earning a B.A. in Religion.  He continued his education at Baylor University earning his Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  Over the past three years Kevin served as the Associate Pastor to College Students in the Pacific Northwest at Washington State University.  Kevin met his wife, Ashley, while they both were attending Baylor University and married in 2012.  They have two children, Jaxton (2016), and Karis (2018).


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Josh Liles

Pastor to Families and STudents

Josh came on our staff part time in 2012 as the Middle School Pastor and Media Specialist. He is a graduate of Coleman High School and Arlington Baptist University ('12). Josh married his best friend LeDawn in 2007. They added Tate (a black lab) to their family in 2008, Berklee (a beautiful little girl) in 2013, Finlee (another beautiful little girl) in 2015 and Marleigh (ANOTHER beautiful little girl) in 2017. The Liles family loves all things sports, but most of all baseball and the Texas Rangers. Eastland is the perfect place for their little family to live in community and make an impact for Christ. 


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Betsy Haggard

Children's PAstor

Betsy joined the FBC staff is 2017 as the Children’s Pastor. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan, since 2001. They have 2 kids, Cadence and Bradley. They are also parents to 2 dogs and an ever growing number of cats that keep showing up at they home. Betsy and Ryan lives in Cisco, where she homeschools both of her children. She holds a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. 

Her heart is to give every child the chance to make Jesus their Lord and Savior and to learn to follow Him in their daily lives. God is actively writing the vision and mission for FIRSTkids, and she gets the gift of following that leading. In her free time, she loves to read and take naps. 

 


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Kim Maynard

Church Secretary

Kim started serving as church Secretary in January, 2015.  She and her husband, Jason, have 5 children: Caiden, Rianna, Maddie Jo, Dylan, and Emerson.  Kim grew up in Eastland and graduated from Eastland High School.  She loves watching her kids activities which keep her super busy! She also enjoys reading and "attempting" to make craft projects she sees on Pinterest.   


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Mandi Whittlesey

Interim Music Minister

Mandi grew up in Stamford, TX and attended Baylor University.  She taught elementary music for fifteen years before seeking a career in fulltime music ministry, though music ministry has always been her passion.  Mandi is married to Brad, who teaches high school geography in Comanche.  They have one son, Reed, and two silly cats.  Besides music, Mandi loves to exercise, watch football, and play word games. 

 


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Kathy McFall

Financial Secretary

Kathy McFall began serving as Financial Secretary at First Baptist Church, Eastland, in March, 2014. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1982 with degrees in Business Management and Psychology. After 32 years working in Human Resources and Employee Benefits management in Houston and Dallas, Kathy jumped at the chance to move to a small town where she could serve her church, give back to her community and live closer to her mom. Kathy is married to the love of her life, Mike McFall, enjoys spending time with her family and dreams of the day when she will have time to read again.